Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Nokia Siemens Networks Integrates TD-LTE into Mobile Portfolio

Nokia Siemens Networks is now including TD-LTE within its mobile portfolio of base stations and core networks. The company also showcased the industry's first concurrent TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE demo.

The co-existence of the two technologies is a significant step towards facilitating operators' transition to TD-LTE and was conducted on Nokia Siemens Networks' Flexi Multiradio Base Station.
Specifically, Nokia Siemens Networks' Single RAN solution supports LTE in the paired and unpaired spectrum on the same Flexi Multiradio Base Station. The TD-LTE variant is fully compliant with 3GPP Release 8 LTE specifications. In addition, the common platform ensures easy maintenance and rapid evolution to future standards such as LTE-Advanced.

NSN said the abundance of available unpaired spectrum in many countries across the world will enable operators to make a quick transition to TD-LTE mobile broadband.

"TD-LTE is an evolutionary path for 3G TD-SCDMA and WiMAX networks, as well as an option for operators around the world who have available unpaired spectrum. The shift from TD-SCDMA and WiMAX to TD-LTE, will be a gradual process, thereby making it important that the two technologies co-exist with each other," said Thorsten Robrecht, head of LTE product management, Nokia Siemens Networks. "This achievement marks a solid step towards seamless evolution to TD-LTE and will enable operators to quickly move to the technology."

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