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Vietnamese CDMA450 set to expand

EVN Telecom (formerly known as Vietnam Power Telecom) has selected Lucent Technologies for its phase III CDMA 450 network expansion project.

The two companies have already deployed an advanced wireless network to provide voice and mobile data services based on CDMA450 technology (Lucent's CDMA2000 solution for the 450 MHz spectrum band) in the northern provinces of Vietnam

Under the new agreement, Lucent will further increase the capacity and coverage of EVNTelecom's network in the northern provinces and also deploy a CDMA2000 1xEV-DO network which will enable EVNTelecom to offer new mobile high-speed data services such as Internet access, e-mail and high-quality video clips of news, sports and entertainment events at speeds of up to 2.4 Mb/s. 

Lucent will upgrade existing Lucent-supplied base stations in the northern provinces, provide new CDMA450 Modular Cell 4.0 Compact base stations, and deploy its Unified Subscriber Data Server (USDS), a customer information data server that enables the creation and maintenance of a single profile for each subscriber and all of the services they use - in contrast to the traditional method of maintaining individual subscriber databases for each service. Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS), a network integrator, will provide engineering, installation, testing, optimisation, program management and training support for the project.
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