Alcatel-Lucent, Claro to offer HD VOD through LTE in Uruguay

Juan Fernandez Gonzalez | 12-02-2014

Alcatel-Lucent has supplied América Móvil's Claro in Uruguay with an end-to-end 4G LTE network to be fully deployed and operational in Montevideo by the end of the month.

The network is an overlay of the existing 3G network and will enable services such as HD video with video-on-demand (VOD), at least ten times faster high speed navigation, and high definition videoconferencing.

Additional phases of deployment will increase the coverage in other cities during 2014. The new infrastructure includes Alcatel-Lucent's end-to-end LTE solution and industry-leading IP networking technology.

The network is part of American Movil's 4G LTE Latin American rollout which began with Claro Puerto Rico in 2012. The solution deployed by the telco in Uruguay includes eNodeB, MME and OSS, to which Alcatel-Lucent will add its service-aware manager SAM.

"We are delighted that Alcatel-Lucent was able to bring our new network into service so quickly. The deployment of 4G LTE is very important for Claro to expand our competitiveness in wireless broadband and offer new services to our customers," stated Horacio Alvarellos, director, Claro Uruguay.

"This deal positions Alcatel-Lucent as a strategic LTE supplier with one of the world's top service providers and is a great opportunity to become a trusted partner of Claro AUP (Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay)," added Javier Rey, Alcatel-Lucent sales VP.