Nokia Siemens to deploy 4G LTE network for SOFTBANK MOBILE in Japan
Telecom Lead Asia: Japan’s leading operator SOFTBANK
MOBILE has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to upgrade its mobile
broadband capability across Japan.
Nokia Siemens Networks will supply, deploy and integrate
4G, FDD-LTE network.
SOFTBANK MOBILE expects to offer LTE services
in autumn 2012.
Nokia Siemens Networks is also selected by the operator
for HSPA+ network expansion using 900 MHz frequency band.
We are committed to providing people with the best
mobile internet experience through the launch of 4G, using FDD-LTE, and
enhanced, nationwide, HSPA+ network coverage. Nokia Siemens Networks’ mobile
broadband technology and services will help us deliver on this commitment,”
said Junichi Miyakawa, Executive Vice President, Director and CTO at SOFTBANK
Support services for SOFTBANK MOBILE’s LTE network deployment include network implementation
and system integration, while for the HSPA+ network expansion.
Nokia Siemens Networks will also provide site
acquisition, making it a turnkey project.
In addition, in moving to 900MHz, a frequency used for
HSPA+ around the world, SOFTBANK MOBILE will be able to effectively expand its
HSPA+ network coverage, capacity and device portfolio. Our global expertise
enables us to roll-out SOFTBANK MOBILE’s new and expanded nationwide networks
in a flexible and cost efficient manner, covering rural areas and major cities
including Sapporo, Sendai and Fukuoka,” said Takayuki Kanda, head of the SoftBank
customer team at Nokia Siemens Networks.
Nokia Siemens Networks will deploy its Flexi
Multiradio Base Station for both SOFTBANK MOBILE’s FDD-LTE network and
HSPA+ network expansion.
NSN will also provide optimized backhaul transport with
its FlexiPacket Microwave platform. Furthermore, it will also update its
network management system NetAct to enable consolidated monitoring,
management and optimization of the operator’s LTE and HSPA+ networks.
Recently, SOFTBANK MOBILE selected Ericsson to deploy an
Evolved HSPA radio access network for recently allocated spectrum in the 900MHz