MetroPCS Wireless, a subsidiary of MetroPCS Communications (NYSE:PCS), and Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) have announced that Alcatel-Lucent's third-generation CDMA2000 mobile networking solutions will build out MetroPCS' AWS spectrum in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas and Los Angeles. MetroPCS already offers PCS service in Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento.
Alcatel-Lucent will provide MetroPCS with a range of base stations, as well as maintenance and professional services, including network optimization, design and engineering. MetroPCS will also deploy the Alcatel-Lucent AnyPath Messaging System in its network, integrating existing call answering and voice messaging capabilities with such next-generation, media-rich applications as advanced multimedia, mobile data, unified communications, video mail, speech-enabled and real-time voice portal applications.
In addition, MetroPCS will leverage the Alcatel-Lucent Market Advantage Program to help customers and business partners identify market opportunities, develop marketing plans and speed profitable service launches.