AT&T INSTALLS DIGITAL CELLULAR DATA SYSTEM IN PERU
The Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) system, the first such installation in Latin America, lets Tele2000 offer customers the new digital wireless data communications services without redesigning its existing network. The AT&T Network Systems network wireless systems group has just completed installing the system in Lima.
"It is our pleasure to continue our successful relationship with AT&T," said Genaro Delgado Parker, president of Tele2000 and of the ALACEL Trade Forum. The agreement is an extension of a $30 million contract that AT&T has with Tele2000 to install a cellular voice communications system that will serve 50,000 subscribers by 1996.
"The CDPD system will give Tele2000 the capability to answer its subscribers' demands for on-the-road access to corporate data bases. It will enable customers to increase their productivity and reduce their costs," said Roger Dorf, president, AT&T Network Systems Caribbean and Latin America customer business unit. "We're glad to be able to work with Tele2000 to help it improve services for its customers, while helping the company create a new revenue stream with a minimum of investment and delay."
AT&T's system includes mobile data base stations, a mobile data intermediate system, and associated system software. AT&T's CDPD system conforms to an open architecture. As a result, the system can be easily integrated with standard data networks and migrated to future wireless data technologies, such as Time Division Multiple Access and Code Division Multiple Access.
The CDPD system is integrated with the AT&T AUTOPLEX(R) System 1000 and Series II cell sites, which are currently being used in Tele2000's network. When used with the Series II base station, AT&T's CDPD system uses existing Series II Linear Amplifier Circuits to improve the quality of data transmission. Equipment costs are also reduced because the customer does not need to purchase new circuits. AT&T cell sites use one platform -- the 5ESS(R)-2000 Switch -- that supports wireless voice and data transmission standards.
Tele2000 is a communications group that provides public pay phone service, value-added services to local businesses, and access to cable television. Tele2000 was the first to bring cellular telephone services to Peru.
AT&T Network Systems is a worldwide manufacturer and marketer of network telecommunications products, offering communications service providers such as Peru's Tele2000 virtually everything they need to build and operate their landline and wireless networks.
AT&T, a global communications and computer company, is a three-time winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in the U.S., and winner of Japan's Deming Prize and Taiwan's National Quality Award. In the Latin America Region AT&T employs more than 10,000 people, most of whom are country nationals.
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