Alcatel-Lucent has unveiled a set of capabilities designed to help mobile service providers address the explosion in mobile data services on today’s 3G networks, and the anticipated increase in data requirements with the emergence of Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband.

To address the data capacity issues in wireless networks, Alcatel-Lucent’s Ultimate Wireless Packet Core offering includes the following new capabilities: 2G and 3G GGSN (Gateway GPRS Support Node) functionality on Alcatel-Lucent’s 7750 Service Router-based mobile packet core gateways.

Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G mobile packet core gateway platform now supports GGSN for 2.5G and 3G as well as Serving Gateway and Packet Data Network Gateway for LTE, giving service providers a scalable solution for GPRS/EDGE, HSPA, HSPA+ and LTE.

The new Alcatel-Lucent Wireless Mobility Manager (WMM), a high-performance and scalable solution for 2.5G/3G SGSN (Serving GPRS Support Node) and LTE MME (Mobility Management Entity) on an in-house designed and optimized, common ATCAv2 platform.

This combined functionality enables operators to expand or renovate their existing packet cores to support HSPA and HSPA+ today while having the signaling and control plane performance required of an MME when they migrate to LTE.

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