Sunday, February 10, 2008

Nokia Siemens Networks Announces Long Term Evolution Solution

Nokia Siemens Network launched its Long Term Evolution (LTE) / System Architecture Evolution (SAE) solution for radio and core networks, including a new Flexi Multimode Base Station, Mobility Management Entity (MME) and System Architecture Evolution (SAE) Gateway. Nokia Siemens Networks said its LTE solution would be aimed at both new operators and operators upgrading existing GSM/WCDMA/HSPA networks.

The new Flexi Multimode Base Station is a small, modular and energy-efficient design that will make full use of the software defined radio concept. The Flexi Multimode Base Station can be deployed with WCDMA/HSPA starting from 3Q 2008 and software upgraded to LTE from the second half of 2009. The Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Base Station family currently supports FDD and TDD based technologies.

The new Mobility Management Entity and SAE Gateway functionalities will be implemented in Nokia Siemens Networks' SGSN and Flexi ISN and will be available during the second half of 2009.

"Nokia Siemens Networks firmly believes that 5 billion people will be connected by 2015, four billion of them over broadband. This remarkable growth will be accompanied by a 100-fold increase in traffic over the world's networks and will require innovation across the entire ecosystem -- something which we at Nokia Siemens Networks are in an excellent position to deliver," stated Nokia Siemens Networks CEO Simon Beresford-Wylie.