Telecom Lead India: Mobile broadband solutions major Nokia Siemens Networks has expanded its Long Term Evolution (LTE) portfolio.
Indian telecom operator such as Reliance Industries-owned Infotel Broadband, Airtel and Aircel will gain as the expanded LTE 4G portfolio will increase coverage and further improve network efficiency and speed.
Nokia Siemens claims that it expanded its Flexi Multiradio Base Station family will cover the APT 700 MHz spectrum to enable smooth LTE 4G rollouts using the Digital Dividend in the Asia Pacific region, Latin America and other parts of the world.
The mobile broadband solutions provider is also increasing the efficiency and speed of multiband LTE by launching Liquid Radio LTE load-balancing.
Nokia Siemens also announced the commercial launch of carrier aggregation for LTE-Advanced in 2013.
LTE innovation has assisted Nokia Siemens to win 66 commercial LTE deals globally.
Nokia Siemens Networks said it has added a 6-pipe radio module for the APT 700 MHz band to its Flexi Multiradio Base Station family. This will enable operators to provide nationwide LTE broadband services in an efficient manner. Japan, Australia, New Zealand, other Asia Pacific countries, and most recently Mexico, intend to adopt the APT 700 MHz spectrum as part of their mobile broadband strategy.
Applying its experience from the Korean market, Nokia Siemens has launched a two-step approach for efficient use of multiband LTE networks. The company has launched its Liquid Radio LTE load-balancing feature to help operators distribute traffic as and when needed across various LTE carriers.
“Together with Nokia Siemens Networks, we have already demonstrated carrier aggregation at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012. As one of the world’s leading LTE operators, we are looking forward to providing our customers the superior data rates delivered by the technology,” said Kang, Jong-Ryeol, senior vice president and head of network R&D center, SK Telecom.
“We are excited to see the momentum in LTE adoption worldwide. With our expanded LTE portfolio, we are committed to helping operators take full advantage of LTE to meet bandwidth demand, offer their subscribers superior data rates and generate new revenue opportunities,” said Tero Peltola, head of LTE business line, Nokia Siemens Networks.