Wednesday, April 14, 2010

France's SFR Tests 28 Mbps HSPA+ with NSN

France's SFR, in collaboration with Nokia Siemens Networks, will showcase HSPA+ download speeds of up to 28 Mbps on a live 3G network in a trial Marseille. The cornerstone of the HSPA+ trial with SFR is Nokia Siemens Networks' Flexi Multiradio base station.

SFR began deploying 14.4 Mbps HSPA+ with NSN 2009.

  • In February 2010, it was announced that SFR had selected Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Siemens Networks for a major network upgrade and an LTE trial. Alcatel-Lucent said it would provide an end-to-end LTE solution including base stations (eNodeBs), Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and associated management systems enabling SFR to evaluate the performance of LTE services. Nokia Siemens Networks said it was upgrading SFR's radio network and would provide, operate and maintain new all-IP packet core technology ready to support 4G LTE services.

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