Monday, December 3, 2007

NTT DoCoMo Selects Nokia Siemens & Panasonic for Super 3G / LTE

NTT DoCoMo has selected Panasonic Mobile Communications as a supplier
for its Super 3G(LTE) Base Station project. Panasonic Mobile Communications and Nokia Siemens Networks have agreed to cooperate on LTE base station products.

Panasonic Mobile Communications has developed WCDMA base stations for over ten years based on NTT DoCoMo's requirements and has delivered equipment for the operator's FOMA TM network. Panasonic Mobile Communications also joined standardization of LTE technology and development of elements from the early stage.

Nokia Siemens Networks said it is pioneering flat architecture networks with its I-HSPA technology, providing a migration path for operators to LTE. Nokia Siemens Networks also noted that it demonstrated LTE technology in 2006 with data speeds in the 160 Mbps range. It demonstrated a handover between LTE and HSPA in 2007.

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