Nokia Siemens unveils 4G LTE USB dongle and wireless routers to strengthen broadband market presence

The USB dongle and wireless routers market is set to
experiment tough competition in coming months.



Wireless equipment and solutions major Nokia Siemens
Networks announced the launch of three new 4G devices at PT Expo Comm in
Beijing, China.



Dominant players such as ZTE, Huawei, D-Link, Cisco,
NETGEAR will face competition from Nokia Siemens Networks. The recent
acquisition of Motorola’s business assisted Nokia Siemens to look at the
broadband devices business seriously.



Recently, Huawei announced the launch of Huawei B593, world’s first wireless broadband router
that supports LTE TDD and FDD. It features a download speed of up to 100M and
provides access to up to 32 WiFi devices as well as desktop computers through
an Ethernet cable.



The Huawei B593 represents yet another LTE-first for
Huawei, after the launch of its LTE FDD wireless broadband
Europe  router in Germany in December 2010, underscoring Huawei’s
leadership in the LTE arena.



The devices from Nokia Siemens Networks allow consumers
to enjoy broadband access at up to 102 Mbps downlink and 51 Mbps uplink to
support data-intensive services on TD-LTE networks. The devices address
broadband access requirements that range from basic connectivity in
under-served regions, to high-speed mobile broadband in dense metro areas. All
are now available to customers.



A plug-and-play USB dongle, the Nokia Siemens
Networks USB-lte 7210 offers mobile broadband to laptops and compatible tablets
whilst on the move. Nokia Siemens Networks CPEi-lte 7212 is a wireless router
built for indoor use that provides fixed wireless connectivity to TD-LTE
services via WiFi or Ethernet.



A further wireless router, Nokia Siemens Networks
CPEo-lte 7210, built to withstand the weather and be mounted outdoors, can also
provide broadband access. The devices are commercially available to support 4G
services using the TD-LTE standard in the 2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz bands allocated for
wireless broadband in many parts of the globe.



The availability of compatible devices in the market can
be a significant factor in the uptake of a new wireless technology. By
providing devices directly, we allow our customers to offer complete broadband
packages to consumers, which in turn would speed up the adoption of new 4G
services,” said Ken Riordan, head of devices at Nokia Siemens Networks.



Selection of China as the debut market is significant for
Nokia Siemens Networks. According to an In-Stat report, China is expected to
surpass the US in 2011 as the country with the most home networks.



An increase in networked devices in the home, such as
tablets, set top boxes (STB), HDTVs, smartphones, and web-enabled media
players, has generated interest in and need for capable home network delivery
systems, according to In-Stat.



The devices from Nokia Siemens Networks use techniques
such as Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), transmit diversity, and receiver
sensitivity, exceeding 3GPP standards to improve performance and reduce costs.



These features allow operators to offer increased
throughput, and better indoor coverage using fewer cell sites. In addition,
consumers benefit from minimal orientation loss with the devices, using the
device optimally in any position or orientation.



By Baburajan K
[email protected]