Monday, April 25, 2011

Deutsche Telekom and NSN Show 800 MHz LTE for Rural Reach

Deutsche Telekom and Nokia Siemens Networks have jointly demonstrated LTE in in the 800 MHz spectrum as a means of reaching rural schools in Germany. DT has established an LTE connection with the G.-E.-Lessing-Gymnasium "European Grammar School" in Doebeln village. The "Flying Classroom" enables students to engage remotely with peers and teachers in partner schools using video conferencing and Smartboards.

"LTE offers a wide range of possible uses via ultra high-speed broadband and this Flying Classroom shows the wonders of LTE technology in enabling a new level of e-Education," said Guido Menzel, senior vice president, Fixed Mobile Engineering at Telekom Deutschland GmbH.

In 2010, Nokia Siemens Networks supplied LTE hardware and software with extensive services to the operator to ensure rapid, high-quality rollout of its LTE network in Germany.