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Nationwide Microwave Backbone Infrastructure for Canada

February 28, 2004
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A major multi-year contract has been awarded to Alcatel by TELUS Mobility to provide the national wireless carrier with a cross-Canada communications backbone infrastructure. The turnkey solution includes microwave products, network design and installation services that will enable the company to dramatically reduce its operational expenses, increase backbone capacity, and rapidly provision voice and data services to meet subscriber growth.

For TELUS Mobility, microwave radio technology is a natural choice for enhancing mobile communications within its network, offering an economical, reliable alternative to wireline transmission. Capable of rapid network roll-out, it is envisaged that the Alcatel solution will enable the company to quickly establish commercial operations to meet subscriber growth, maximizing return on investment and maintaining a high quality of service.

Hubert de Pesquidoux, CEO, Alcatel Canada, commented, “This contract represents continued recognition from clients of the high quality of the Alcatel wireless transmission solutions.” He continued, “With one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, we are committed to helping full service operators quickly respond to new business opportunities regardless of technology.”

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