Mobicom, the largest mobile operator in Mongolia, has selected Alcatel-Lucent to deploy a 3G wireless broadband network that will enable the operator to extend its network capacity and coverage and meet the growing demand for new broadband data services in Mongolia. The contract was signed through the company’s Chinese flagship company, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell.

Alcatel-Lucent will provide Mobicom with its advanced converged radio access network (RAN) portfolio to sustain the rapid increase of voice and data traffic and to enable the operator’s smooth transformation to LTE. The solution also includes 3G UMTS/HSPA base stations (eNode Bs), radio network controller, network management system and critical professional services, including network installation and testing.

“This contract highlights our strong partnership with Alcatel-Lucent since the deployment of the 2G GSM/EDGE network,” said B. Gansukh, Chief Technical Officer of Mobicom. “Alcatel-Lucent’s converged solutions and professional services offer unmatched performance and advanced features, making it the ideal choice as we transform our network to roll out next generation services.”

Rajeev Singh-Molares, incoming President, Asia Pacific, Alcatel-Lucent, commented, “Our scalable solution offers service providers like Mobicom greater network reliability and agility, while minimizing their total cost of network ownership. With our advanced converged technologies and solutions, Alcatel-Lucent is committed to helping Mobicom’s sustainable development.”