Thursday, May 8, 2008

Nokia Siemens Networks Demos 10 Mbps Internet High Speed Packet Access

Nokia Siemens Networks, in conjunction with mobilkom austria, demonstrated an I nternet High Speed Packet Access (I-HSPA) data call with a downlink speed reaching 10.1 Mbps. The I-HSPA functionality is designed for heavy data and rich multimedia usage over the wireless network. I-HSPA by Nokia Siemens Networks introduces a flat network architecture to the 3G networks based on Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) technology by connecting the base station directly to the Internet. The solution also complies with Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, which promises data rates of up to 173 Mbps. In addition to the world's fastest I-HSPA call, Nokia Siemens Networks also demonstrated its LTE solution for the first time in Austria.

  • In February 2008, 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.