Nokia innovates LTE Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro

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Telecom network vendor Nokia today said the revised LTE Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro solutions will improve the capacity of TD-LTE and FDD-LTE networks.

At the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2016) in Barcelona, Nokia will demo industry firsts with 3D Beamforming and 8×4 Intelligent Beamforming, inter-site carrier aggregation capabilities, and carrier aggregation combined with advanced modulation to triple uplink data rates.

Telecom operators can support more users without deploying additional base stations, and improve the customer experience by increasing throughput across a cell’s coverage area.

Nokia will make software additions to LTE Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro – which work on current base stations as well as with advanced cloud-based configurations.

TD-LTE-Advanced Pro 3D Beamforming promises 4-fold uplink and 3-fold downlink throughput gains, measured in outdoor field environments using a commercial base station and devices.

Nokia said its Inter-Site Carrier Aggregation combines TDD and FDD carriers from different base stations located at different sites and provide high throughput at the cell edge using existing Release 10 devices.

Nokia Intelligent Beamforming includes 8×4 capability for TD-LTE that doubles cell edge rates and delivers 50 percent more average sector throughput. It implements DL-CoMP (Coordinated MultiPoint) for a 50 percent increase in cell edge spectral efficiency.

Uplink Carrier Aggregation and 64QAM modulation are introduced via software and combined to increase peak data rates in FDD-LTE cells by up to 150 Mbps, three times the maximum uplink speed of typical LTE networks today.

Earlier, Nokia demonstrated a throughput of 4.1 Gbps by running LTE-Advanced Pro TDD-FDD LTE Carrier Aggregation on Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations with China Mobile and Ooredoo.

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