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Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio™ Receives First Place Award in 2011 CTIA E-Tech Competition

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 6:47am
  ORLANDO, Fla. and PARIS, /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) was honored with two awards for ground-breaking mobile technologies -- including the recently announced lightRadio™ -- in CTIA's annual 2011 Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards competition. The CTIA E-Tech Awards highlights the most innovative new products in 14 categories spanning the areas of mobile apps, consumer electronics, enterprise and infrastructure. Winners were announced at the International CTIA WIRELESS® 2011 show, taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Alcatel-Lucent took top honors in the Infrastructure: Wide Area Network Category with a first place award for its lightRadio™.  Alcatel-Lucent's TeleHealth Manager also was recognized in the Mobile Applications: Health, Wellness & Fitness Category.

"We are very honored to be recognized by CTIA and the prestigious Emerging Technology Awards," said Robert Vrij, President of Alcatel-Lucent's Americas Region. "Both lightRadio and TeleHealth Manager take advantage of the latest technological breakthroughs and applications existing today, and we look forward to seeing these visionary technologies evolve with the needs of our customers and the intensity of the mobile landscape."

The Alcatel-Lucent entries honored were:

Alcatel-Lucent lightRadio™ - lightRadio™ represents a shift in the way networks are designed and deployed. lightRadio is a portfolio of products, comprised of many key innovations, that provide operators with a single platform for 2G, 3G, and 4G and can be modified remotely through software.

In addition, the platform reduces costs by integrating components such that fewer elements are required at building sites resulting in lower lease costs. The award-winning lightRadio portfolio is the first in the industry supporting a cloud-like architecture, as well as classic deployment scenarios, the benefit of which is a significant increase in capacity, better cell edge performance, fewer truck rolls and faster response to changing network needs.  lightRadio has been designed to help operators reach new market segments cost-effectively.

Alcatel-Lucent TeleHealth Manager - Alcatel-Lucent TeleHealth Manager is a FDA/CE-approved disease management mobile health solution that offers remote patient monitoring to aid in the management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.  This software solution uses off-the-shelf Bluetooth-enabled medical devices and widely available mobile phones that allows patients to send readings securely and easily to secure servers. Web portals are provided to care providers and patients to further enhance engagement and compliance by facilitating communication among the patient, the care team and family.

TeleHealth Manager also can help reduce unnecessary hospital and office visits, helping contain health care costs related to chronic diseases and ultimately contributing to an improved quality of life for the patient.

More than 300 entries were judged by a panel of media and industry analysts and scored on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall "wow" factor.

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