Telecom Lead Europe: Nokia Siemens Networks has stepped
up its mobile broadband deal momentum in the second quarter, including a
contract with SOFTBANK MOBILE in Japan to upgrade its mobile broadband
capacity across the country, supplying, deploying and integrating its HSPA+
(3G) and FDD LTE (4G) networks;
Nokia Siemens Networks has also deployed the world’s
first multi-technology, multi-vendor self operating 3G and 4G mobile networks
in Japan for KDDI.
Nokia Siemens Networks was also selected by T-Mobile to
support its 4G network evolution plan with the modernization of its GSM,
HSPA+ core and radio access infrastructure in key markets to improve existing
voice and data coverage.
Other mobile broadband deals in the second quarter
included: being selected by Singapore’s StarHub as its 4G mobile broadband
infrastructure and services vendor; becoming the sole 4G, LTE radio and
core network supplier and expanding 3G and GSM networks for Tele2 in Estonia,
Latvia and Lithuania; enabling Croatia’s first commercial 4G services with
Hrvatski Telekom; being selected to deliver and manage 4G services in Jeddah
for Saudi Arabian Zain KSA and upgrading TOT’s 3G network in Thailand to HSPA+.
In May 2012, Nokia Siemens Networks signed a global
reseller agreement with Ruckus Wireless to help operators integrate Wi-Fi
networks to deliver cost-effective mobile broadband services, as part of its
comprehensive small cells portfolio. Nokia Siemens Networks also extended its
comprehensive small cells portfolio with the launch of an enhanced range of
picocell base stations and 3G Femto access points, and announced a US-based
trial of its Hot Zone approach for increasing network capacity in the Chicago
At International CTIA Wireless 2012, in May, Nokia
Siemens Networks unveiled its Intelligent IP Edge, a network gateway that
enables operators to deliver a better mobile broadband experience and reduce
running costs using Nokia Siemens Networks’ Liquid Net approach.
Nokia Siemens Networks also launched a new CDMA base
station, bringing the benefits of its globally recognized Flexi Multiradio Base
Station platform to CDMA operators whilst reducing base station operating costs
by up to 70 percent, and with 4G upgrade capability underlining Nokia Siemens
Networks’ commitment to mobile broadband technology evolution.
In June, Nokia Siemens Networks achieved 1.3 Gbps in
China using its commercial Flexi base station hardware, a new global TD-LTE
MCC in China has signed up to Nokia Siemens Networks’ CEM
software and services, enabling it to improve customer experience by providing
a unified view of its customer data and continuous reporting of usage
During the second quarter, Nokia Siemens Networks
completed the sale of its microwave transport business to DragonWave, and the
sale of its fixed line Broadband Access business to ADTRAN.