Virginia-based nTelos Wireless and Alcatel-Lucent have accomplished an end-to-end Long Term Evolution (LTE) field trial in Waynesboro, Va.

Alcatel-Lucent provided 4G base stations (eNodeBs), the Evolved Packet Core (EPC), IP service routing network elements as well as operation, administration and maintenance (OAM) systems.

"This trial enables us to make informed decisions on how to smoothly evolve our network and incorporate 4G LTE into the existing infrastructure, particularly in terms of end-user performance, throughput, latency and quality of experience," said Bobby McAvoy, SVP/Wireless Engineering & Operations for nTelos Wireless, in a statement.

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