AINMT is one of the fastest growing mobile broadband operators in Scandinavia. It currently serves broadband connectivity to consumers, as well as providing mission-critical communications to customers such as police, ambulances, coast guard and the Red Cross. The new 4G LTE network will allow AINMT and its subsidiaries to meet the growing demand for high-speed, high-capacity data services in the region.
The network will be rolled out across Norway during 2015 as Alcatel-Lucent replaces a competitors’ existing CDMA network with its 4G LTE solution. Alcatel-Lucent will also conduct trials of high-quality Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services with ice.net in order to prepare for market launch.
- Alcatel-Lucent will work with AINMT Holdings to roll-out one of the first LTE networks to operate in the 450 MHz band in Norway for AINMT’s subsidiary ice.net. Services will later be expanded to the 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands in the country.
- Alcatel-Lucent will deploy a comprehensive 4G LTE network using products and solutions to deliver and manage high-quality, high-speed broadband access to customers in Norway. These will include the company’s:
- LTE Radio Access Network (RAN)
- Evolved Packet Core solution
- IMS with VoLTE
- Alcatel-Lucent will provide solutions from its Motive portfolio, including operation support system (OSS) services such as installation, commissioning, network planning and maintenance.
- Beside the launch of services in Norway, Alcatel-Lucent will work with AINMT Holdings to roll- out LTE networks across Denmark and Sweden.
- Alcatel-Lucent has established a strong global leadership position in LTE with more than 55 contracts in 30 countries, including two of the largest LTE network roll-outs and multiple ongoing trials worldwide.
JD Fouchard, CEO of AINMT Holdings said: “The roll-out of LTE will further strengthen our proposition. We already offer the most comprehensive coverage and now the aim is to be able to enhance speed and capacity and launch mobile broadband services with the first LTE-only network in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. We are excited to also be able to address the smartphone segment in Norway with the most advanced technology.”
Eivind Helgaker, CEO of Norway’s Ice.net said: “We will be the first to launch a 4G LTE network in the 450 MHz band and the first to launch an LTE-only network in the country. This LTE network in combination with 800, 900, 1800 MHz spectrum band will bring high-bandwidth mobile data connections to consumers and businesses in Norway. We are pleased to leverage Alcatel-Lucent’s strengths in mobile broadband and IP networking as well as its key expertise in delivering mission critical support to enterprises, to meet all the needs of our customers as we increase speeds and capacity across the country.”
Luis Martinez Amago, President EMEA of Alcatel-Lucent said: “This is a clear example of the way Alcatel-Lucent is innovating together with customers to offer a real solution that meets their needs in the simplest and most effective way. The new LTE network will give AINMT Holdings ways to deliver even more compelling, and mission-critical services to its fast-growing base of business and government customers throughout Norway, and eventually to Scandanavia as a whole.”
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AINMT Holdings AB is the parent company of ice.net in Norway and Net 1 in Sweden and Denmark. The group currently provides 3G mobile broadband internet access, VoIP telephony and machine-to- machine solutions for consumers and businesses, with its unbeatable mobile broadband coverage. It is the only operator to provide nation-wide broadband coverage with an offshore reach of up to 120 km. Our network covers up to 95% of Sweden, up to 98% of Denmark and up to 75% of Norway. AINMT is also the parent company of Ice Communication Norge AS which acquired spectrum in the 800/900/1800 bands in the auction recently held in Norway.
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