Sunday, March 27, 2011

Telecom Italia to Deploy 7,000 LTE Base Stations from NSN

Telecom Italia will deploy 7,000 base stations (BTS) from Nokia Siemens Networks in several Italian regions, including Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna, Marche and Umbria. The companies have already tested LTE in some areas of Turin. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Nokia Siemens Networks will undertake the radio network modernization in some Italian regions in the 900-1800 and 2100 MHz frequency bands, supplying its future-proof single Radio Access Network*** Flexi Multiradio Base Stations. These base stations allow smooth implementation of LTE in the 2.6 GHz and 800 MHz bands.

"This network modernization will enable exceptional voice quality and data speeds in addition to optimizing the performance and supporting the strong increase of smartphones," said Massimo Mazzocchini, head of Telecom Italia customer team at Nokia Siemens Networks. "This technology will be able to offer a throughput of more than 140 Mbps per cell with a latency of only 10 milliseconds, demonstrating the true value of a modern network for driving the growth of Italy's economy."