Sunday, October 17, 2010

NSN Unveils Energy efficient Flexi Network Server

Nokia Siemens Networks introduced its Flexi NS (Network Server) designed to serve both as SGSN (Serving GPRS Support Node) for 2G/3G/HSPA networks and as MME (Mobility Management Entity) for LTE. The Flexi NS is an ATCA-based platform for the packet core. NSN said that by using the latest hardware technology advancements it has been able to achieve the lowest power consumption on the market for this type of equipment -- only 59 watts per 100,000 subscribers. Flexi NS also allows operators to serve more smart device users, thanks to its market-leading signal handling capacity. The new Flexi NS will be available for commercial deployment by the end of 2010.

Nokia Siemens Networks noted that it is the leading SGSN vendor with an installed base serving more than 750 million subscribers across the world.

"With the increasing adoption of smart devices, operators are required to reduce power consumption and handle an ever growing signaling load, while still providing an enhanced user experience," said Petri Pöyhönen, head of converged internet connectivity at Nokia Siemens Networks. "Our new Flexi NS not only addresses these issues, but also helps operators lower investment, as a single network server allows them to serve more smart device users."

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