Sunday, March 30, 2008

NSN Announces North American LTE Solution for 700 MHz, 1.7/2.1 GHz

Nokia Siemens Networks unveiled its Long Term Evolution (LTE) solution for 700 MHz and 1.7/2.1 GHz spectrum bands in North America. The solution is comprised of the new Flexi Multimode Base Station, Mobility Management Entity (MME) and System Architecture Evolution (SAE) Gateway. The Flexi Multimode Base Station is the newest member of the small, modular and energy-efficient Flexi Base Station family, making full use of the software defined radio concept, which simplifies the path to LTE.

Nokia Siemens Networks said its LTE solution is appropriate for new entrants, incumbents with existing GSM/WCDMA/HSPA and CDMA network operators, allowing them to provide Internet services via mobile broadband at speeds comparable to DSL.

The LTE solution was launched globally in February at Mobile World Congress.

"License winners from auctions in the U.S. and Canada will be eager to deploy new networks and services as quickly as possible," said Sue Spradley, President, Nokia Siemens Networks, North America. "We are confident that Nokia Siemens Networks' LTE solution will enable service providers to deliver high-speed wireless services in the near term, while providing investment protection in the form of a cost efficient software upgrade to LTE in the future."