Nokia Siemens Networks announced that it is working with O2 to provide LTE
services on a trial basis to select users in London.
Nokia Siemens Networks is the sole supplier of
the LTE core network and up to 25 LTE base station sites. Select users in The
O2, a world-class entertainment complex, will also enjoy LTE services.
“This LTE trial is in line with our constant efforts to deliver the best
possible user experience, and comes soon after Ofcom countrywide tests showed
O2’s mobile broadband network ranked first in terms of mobile speed,” said Rob
Joyce, head of LTE for O2.
“As data use increases exponentially, LTE technology with its higher data
rates, better network capacity and low latency will play a crucial role, and
we’re pleased to be working with Nokia Siemens Networks to deploy this
technology,” Joyce added.
Nokia Siemens Networks will provide its 2600MHz LTE radio equipment, Evolved
Packet Core technology, Home Subscriber Server and FlexiPacket Microwave Radio
The telecom equipment company will also provide comprehensive managed services,
including network design and planning, deployment and optimization services as
well as full care support for the LTE trial network. Nokia Siemens Networks’
NetAct operations support system will enable effective monitoring and
management of the network.
“We are applying our solution expertise and project management experience from
successful LTE commercial networks and trials across the globe to enable O2’s
vision of providing a superior customer experience with ultra high-speed
broadband services,” said Rob Stent, head of the TelefÃ³nica UK customer team
for Nokia Siemens Networks.
By Telecomlead.com Team