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Altran Group Reaches Landmark 35th LTE Win

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona, February 28, 2012, : The Altran Group, a global innovation, and technology services company, today announced that it has reached the landmark of 35 LTE engagements globally. Through its internal R&D investment in providing comprehensive software frameworks for LTE, Altran has become the leading supplier to some of the most prominent original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the marketplace.

The company’s software has been incorporated into various solutions by OEMs and is now live or in advanced trials with multiple service provider network deployments across Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. Altran Group LTE customers include tier-one network equipment providers, device vendors, and chipset manufacturers. By leveraging Altran Group’s software frameworks and its pool of consultants and engineers, customers and partners have been able to speed up development and focus on differentiated features.

Altran Group’s 3GPP Release 9 and Release 10 compliant protocol stacks and software frameworks for LTE span eNodeB platforms and components, IP Backhaul, and the Evolved Packet Core. Reference frameworks support both the Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Time Division Duplex (TDD) modes of operation on LTE across different bands. The Altran Group employs more than 5,000 wireless engineers, with more than 600 engineers specializing in LTE product development.

“LTE is the fastest developing system in the history of mobile communication, driving OEMs to look for strategic partners,” said CP Murali, executive vice president and general manager, Product Engineering Services, Altran Group. “The unprecedented demand for LTE products and solutions is driving our success in the market place. Our innovation and product engineering services, combined with industry-leading LTE software frameworks, are providing our customers with massive cost and time-to-market advantage to capitalize on this opportunity.”

“It’s understood that the LTE market is growing at an extremely fast pace. This growth, however, brings challenges for many players in the ecosystem,” noted Peter Jarich, Service Director with Current Analysis. “In particular, given the solid amount of standardization driving LTE, one of the major challenges facing equipment providers is differentiation. To be sure, every telecom equipment provider needs to get the basics right. Beyond that, they also must ensure that they are providing something unique or risk becoming a lower-paid commodity...or ignored altogether.”

About Altran

Altran ranks as the undisputed global leader in engineering and R&D services. The Group offers clients an unmatched value proposition to address their transformation and innovation needs. Altran works alongside its clients, from initial concept through industrialization, to invent the products and services of tomorrow. For over 30 years, the company has provided expertise in Automotive, Aeronautics, Space, Defense & Naval, Infrastructure & Transportation, Industry & Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Communications, Semiconductors & Electronics, Software & Internet, Finance and the Public Sector. Altran generated revenues of €2.9 billion in 2018, with nearly 46,000 employees in more than 30 countries. For more information, please visit www.altran.com.

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Jenny Taylor
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