Thursday, December 3, 2009

Japan's Softbank Mobile Picks NSN for HSPA+ at up to 42 Mbps

Japan's Softbank Mobile has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to deploy an HSPA+(DC-HSDPA) solution over its existing network in the 1.5 GHz band.

DC-HSDPA stands for dual cell high speed downlink packet access. The companies said DC-HSDPA operation is aimed at enhancing the user experience throughout the whole cell coverage, especially at the cell edge, since the user can access the capacity of two carriers instead of only one. DC-HSDPA can support up to 42 Mbps downlink peak data rates.

"Japan is the world's most advanced market in terms of data consumption," states Mr. Junichi Miyakawa, chief technology officer, Softbank Mobile. "We realize that mobile broadband is now a lifestyle preference and are constantly thinking of ways to improve our delivery to subscribers. The Nokia Siemens Networks solution enables the affordable cost competitive prices, allowing us to provide the best value for our subscribers."

Nokia Siemens Networks noted that Softbank Mobile has already achieved 60% in power consumption and 40% savings in site rentals using its Flexi Base Station.

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