Nokia promises 3 times TD-LTE speed

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Nokia will be flaunting its latest TD-LTE-Advanced (TD-LTE-A) and TD-LTE-Advanced Pro offerings at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, which takes place June 29 through July 1.

Nokia has vowed to conduct a demonstration on ways in which the 4G TD-LTE operators can utilize the existing Wi-Fi access points to deliver a high quality experience for subscribers with compatible devices. Apple and Samsung have already launched gadgets compatible to the technology.

This will be a first with the company using a TD-LTE-A Pro LTE-Wi-Fi Aggregation (LWA) feature on the Nokia Flexi Multiradio 10 Base stations, the LTE and Wi-Fi networks are aggregated to deliver speeds of up to 400 Mbps.

The company conveyed that the new technology will aid to cope with the subscriber demand for higher-definition, high-bandwidth video, with the added benefit of lower deployment costs and spectrum availability.

Also introduced will be the Nokia FastMile, which will provide 4G technology in unused high frequency spectrum to provide high-speed broadband to residential customers in underserved rural and suburban areas. A comprehensive end-to-end solution, Nokia FastMile offers guaranteed speeds and easy-to-install residential devices, providing higher capacity by utilizing advanced antenna topology and interference mitigation technologies.

The company also revealed plans to plans to conduct demonstrations of the  Distributed Beamforming technology which enables operators to triple the download and upload capacity of a Nokia TD-LTE-A ‘Supercell’ to increase cell edge speeds compared to stand-alone LTE cells by barring inter-cell interference.

This demo will be a move against adversaries Huawei and ZTE with both the groups dominating over the TD-LTE market. Other key players expected to join the above are Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson.

Owing to the prospering ecosystem, TD-LTE operator service revenue is expected to shoot to $230 Billion by the end of 2020, with an approximate 1 Billion subscribers worldwide, and an expected CAGR of 15 percent, as per a recent research. Many other networking grupos like SoftBank, Sprint, and Bharti Airtel have also recently deployed networks based on the same technology.

Vina Krishnan
editor@telecomlead.com