Thursday, October 21, 2010

Deutsche Telekom Readies LTE Launch in 800 MHz band

Deutsche Telekom is preparing to launch commercial LTE service later this year in its home market using the "digital dividend" spectrum in the 800 MHz band, which was previously used for analog TV.

Deutsche Telekom selected Nokia Siemens Networks as one of its suppliers for hardware, software and services required to set up and maintain the LTE radio network across Germany. In addition, the operator has selected Nokia Siemens Networks as a future LTE supplier globally.

In its first phase, the roll-out began in rural areas, so called "whitespots" where no broadband access of any kind is available.

Nokia Siemens Networks is supplying its Single RAN solution with Self Organizing Network (SON) functionality based on its award-winning, energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio Base Station and network management & optimization software NetAct. In addition Nokia Siemens Networks will extend the existing subscriber data management platform for Deutsche Telekom to the LTE deployment, providing a single, unified view of all subscriber-related data.

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