Alcatel to Roll Out Digitel's First Turnkey Mobile Network in the Philippines Under $200 Million Contract.Business & Telecommunications Editors
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 5, 2001
Alcatel's GSM1800/GPRS network will enable the Philippines to
enjoy enhanced mobile data services by 2002
Alcatel (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :ALA) today announced the signature of a $200 million turnkey contract with the fixed-line operator Digitel to roll out the operator's first mobile network in the Philippines by 2002.
The network will be able to support 500,000 subscribers, allowing them to surf the Internet and carry out wireless data transactions at speeds reaching up to 115 Kbps, roughly twice the speed of standard modems.
The contract covers the global project management, from network planning and design Network planning and design is an iterative process, encompassing topological design, network-synthesis, and network-realization, and is aimed at ensuring that a new network or service meets the needs of the subscriber and operator . to implementation, including site acquisition, negotiation of permits, installation and integration of the GSM 1800/GPRS network, network testing and commissioning. When completed, the network will enable Digitel to offer enhanced mobile data services such as broadband Internet See broadband. and e-commerce. The network will cover the larger metropolitan Manila area, Cebu Pacific, and the metropolitan areas of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Under the terms of this contract, Alcatel will supply its Evolium solution composed of a radio access network (base stations and base station controllers), mobile switching centers, Home location registers, an intelligent network platform for value-added services, and a GPRS core network The GPRS system is used by GSM Mobile phones, the most common mobile phone system in the world (as of 2004), for transmitting IP packets. The GPRS Core Network is the centralised part of the GPRS system and also provides support for WCDMA based 3G networks. infrastructure. Alcatel Evolium end-to-end solutions support GSM, High Speed Data, GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) The first high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that used the GSM technology. GPRS added a packet-switched channel to GSM, which uses dedicated, circuit-switched channels for voice conversations. , EDGE and UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) The GSM implementation of the 3G wireless phone system. Part of IMT-2000, UMTS provides service in the 2 GHz band and offers global roaming and personalized features. for 3G technologies.
To carry high-capacity traffic, the network will use Alcatel's microwave radio systems and the Optinex family of carrier-class transmission solutions, both managed by a unified network management platform. This platform will enable Digitel to connect both its mobile and fixed subscribers using the GSM technology.
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"We met Digitel's objective of entering the wireless business on a very competitive and cutting edge offer," said Brian Go, Digitel's Corporate Planning and Strategies executive. "We decided on Alcatel because of their demonstrated local presence and know-how in delivering a full turnkey network with advanced mobile solutions. Our customers will soon enjoy a range of state-of-the-art GSM & GPRS services that will transform the Philippines mobile marketplace."
Today, one out of four operators trusts Alcatel for the supply of its GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz networks in all five continents.
Alcatel builds next generation networks, delivering integrated end-to-end voice and data networking solutions to established and new carriers, as well as enterprises and consumers worldwide. With 110,000 employees and sales of EURO 31 billion in 2000, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information: http://www.alcatel.com
Digital Telecommunications Philippines Digital Telecommunications Philippines (PSE: DGTL), commonly known as Digitel, is the second-largest fixed-line and the third-largest mobile telecommunications company in the Philippines. , Inc. is a fully-digital telecommunications company with a Luzon-wide backbone transmission system consisting of radio stations and fiber optic cables; a transit exchange with interconnections with other operators in Metro Manila; and an international gateway facility (IGF (Internet Governance Forum) An international organization of governments and U.N. agencies that was founded to discuss Internet issues such as security and spam. It was created at the United Nations Summit in 2005 after the U.S. ) with instant connectivity to more than 200 international destinations. With Digitel's participation in the nationwide National Digital Transmission Network being undertaken by the Telecommunications Infrastructure Corporation of the Philippines, the backbone transmission facility will extend to the Visayas and Mindanao. In addition, Digitel owns submarine cable facilities in the Trans-Pacific Cable-5, the Asia-Pacific Cable Network, and the Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe cable systems. It also purchased capacities from the China-United States cable systems and the Guam-Philippines cable systems.