Alcatel-Lucent loses SFR upgrade to Huawei, NSN - report

Thursday 11 October 2012 | 20:30 CET | News
French operator SFR did award Alcatel-Lucent a new contract as mobile network equipment supplier last July, reports Les Echos, citing unnamed sources. Not only will Alcatel-Lucent not deploy SFR's 4G antennas, but its existing 2G and 3G base stations will be progressively replaced by Nokia Siemens Network. SFR rationalised its deployments by keeping only two suppliers, Huawei, because of its lead in all-in-one technologies (2G, 3G and 4G on the same antenna), and the European supplier that was most aggressive on price, NSN. As previously reported, Bouygues Telecom chose Huawei and Ericsson

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Alcatel-Lucent USA/FR / Bouygues Telecom / France Telecom / Huawei China / Nokia / SFR / Siemens
Countries: France
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