Wednesday, February 5, 2014

NSN: Big Gains from Coordinated Multi-cell Scheduling

Using coordinated multi-cell scheduling to reduce interference between adjacent base stations can deliver up to 30 percent faster downlink speeds at the cell edge, according to Nokia Solutions and Networks.

Coordinated scheduling is implemented as software within the base stations, avoiding the need for any additional hardware.

NSN is introducing a software upgrade that adds coordinated scheduling to its Smart Scheduler for Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations.

"Mobile broadband users will experience superior performance everywhere, not just when they’re at the center of a cell,” said Zhang Qi, vice president for TD-LTE at NSN. “Furthermore, NSN’s solution eliminates the need for any additional hardware. Our coordinated scheduling is a simple software upgrade in the base station because we want to keep the LTE network architecture lean and reduce unnecessary complexity.”

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