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Alcatel establishes strategic relationship with IPWireless for mobile broadband access solutions based on TD-CDMA (TDD)

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Alcatel today announced a strategic relationship with IPWireless. Alcatel has chosen to work with IPWireless to serve the needs of mobile operators wishing to complement their GSM/GPRS and WCDMA service offerings with TDD broadband wireless services. This solution is particularly well adapted to deploy cost effective coverage of "Hot Zones" such as dense business areas. This TDD solution will support Alcatel's extensive portfolio of UMTS/3G and WLAN networks and services. The IPWireless broadband solution delivers data rates of up to 3Mbps (1.5Mbps in a 5MHz channel) direct to users' laptops or PCs via a PC Card (PCMCIA). In a fully deployed network broadband coverage is as ubiquitous as today's GSM networks.

The TDD solutions of IPWireless are already integrated and showcased in Alcatel's 3G Reality Centre in Paris. The co-operation between the two companies illustrates the breadth and value of Alcatel's worldwide 3G Reality Centre program, bringing together and integrating key players along the entire mobile value chain to foster the timely availability of end-to-end revenue-generating solutions for operators.

"Through this relationship with IPWireless, Alcatel will be able to provide mobile network operators with the latest TDD technology and services that deliver data at broadband speeds," said Alcatel's Mobile Communications COO Marc Rouanne. "The IPWireless solution will enable mobile operators to develop a whole range of new applications and services that users are already demanding, and to offer to their key customers a real end to end continuity of 3G services".