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Towerstream teams with Alcatel-Lucent for small cell services

June 3, 2014
KEYWORDS cell / metro / small / wireless
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Towerstream Corp., a leading 4G and small cell rooftop tower company, announces a small cell services teaming agreement with Alcatel-Lucent, enabling a one-stop solution for carriers to deploy small cell wireless infrastructure.

The agreement, which leverages Towerstream's fixed wireless and small cell assets (marketed under its HetNets Tower Corporation subsidiary) gives Alcatel-Lucent access to locations and services, including high-capacity backhaul, power and mounting rights to instantly meet its customers' preferences and technical needs.

"Alcatel-Lucent's expertise and relationship with carriers puts our real estate assets on a quick path to small cell deployments," said Jeff Thompson, chief executive officer. "Alcatel-Lucent has proven to be a leading designer of wireless networks. The combination of their market experience and customer base coupled with our 5,000 plus locations, immediately available on-site high capacity backhaul and pre-built infrastructure allows us the opportunity to instantly meet the needs of carriers whether it be an all encompassing build-out or a la carte solutions."

"Scaling the deployment of metro cells requires that we simplify site acquisition, power accessibility and backhaul connectivity. By adding Towerstream to our Metro Cell Express Site Certification program, we have greatly expanded our ability to help our customers accelerate small cell sites on-air, helping them to build the ultra broadband wireless networks that their subscribers demand," said Mike Schabel of Alcatel-Lucent.

Through this agreement, both Alcatel-Lucent and Towerstream will work together to support each other in preparing customer proposals and projects and either can sign up carriers as the general contractor while working with the other on a sub-contractor basis.

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