Wednesday, December 7, 2011

NSN Partners with iDirect for Satellite Backhaul of HSPA Base Stations

Nokia Siemens Networks is working with VT iDirect to enable satellite-based backhaul of mobile base stations at downlink speeds of up to 9.8 Mbps and uplink speeds of up to 2.2 Mbps. The solution, successfully tested by both companies, combines Nokia Siemens Networks’ I-HSPA with Evolution satellite routers from VT iDirect.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ I-HSPA uses a flat architecture to allow 3G base stations to connect directly to the core network. It supports both voice and data. 3GPP-standardized I-HSPA is compatible with all HSPA devices. iDirect’s Evolution series of satellite routers complies with the DVB-S2 standard. Based on the Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) model, Evolution supports bandwidth pooling and dynamic sharing between sites

"With the adoption of 3G networks, the use of mobile data has grown exponentially and the mobile device is the primary form of connectivity for many people in remote and rural areas,�? said Toni Lee Rudnicki, iDirect’s chief marketing officer. “Successful testing between iDirect and Nokia Siemens Networks’ I-HSPA has shown peak rates for satellite backhaul up to ten times higher than those achieved with other commercially available approaches to 3G. This is good news for those seeking true mobile broadband connectivity in hard-to-reach locations, as the Evolution product line can be rapidly deployed and provide a reliable satellite platform combined with the benefits of the I-HSPA architecture.�?