Verizon Wireless Leaning on Alcatel-Lucent to Manage 4G Growth

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Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced it is using Mobile Device Management software from a division of Alcatel-Lucent to manage the growing number of smartphones and tablets on its fourth-generation LTE network.

The Mobile Device Management software from Motive allows customers to set up their 4G LTE devices and automatically receive software updates and upgrades, according to Verizon Wireless.

"It's important that our customers and employees can set up and use 4G LTE devices and applications as easily and seamlessly as possible, so they can further optimize how they experience the power and speed of our 4G LTE network," said Verizon Wireless' Ed Diaz, executive director, Network, in a statement. "The Motive solution is critical to delivering that experience."

In other news involving Alcatel-Lucent, the global telecommunications equipment supplier has introduced a solution that makes its easier to switch between voice and video-calling, instant messaging and group calling as well as across across a variety of devices at the touch of a button.

“Alcatel-Lucent’s new 4G Consumer Communications Solution makes it easier to reach friends or family by eliminating the need to find out what device, service provider or application they might be available on at the time of getting in contact," Alcatel-Lucent said in a press release. “Subscribers are provided with access to a unified contact list that establishes a single point with which to connect to people, regardless of where they are or what device they’re using. The use of flash-capable web browser technology enables consumers to connect via video using virtually any PC or mobile internet device, so they don’t need to figure out whether the person they are calling is using a compatible video service or device as they do today."

Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent said it is involved in trials and deployments of the solution with several service providers around the world.

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