Nokia Siemens guidance to select right mix of macro and small cells for telecoms

Telecom Lead India: Mobile broadband solutions provider Nokia Siemens has shared its guidance to optimum mix of macro and small cells for telecom service providers.

To assist operators monetize mobile broadband, Nokia Siemens Networks is launching a new package of services.

The new mobile broadband solutions will ensure that operators have the most profitable blend of macro and small cells.

Moreover, Nokia Siemens is also launching new 3G femto access point that provides mobile coverage in the home or small office. Both launches are additions to the company’s Liquid Net portfolio, aimed at allowing capacity to flow through networks to provide mobile operators the best return on investment.

How to expand the capacity of telecom operators’ radio networks?

One option is to use small cells which provide additional capacity in small areas of high demand. Nokia Siemens’ Services for HetNets aims to help operators optimize their mix of macro and small cells. Services for HetNets correlates data from a range of unique tools and resources, including the company’s Smart Labs.

It includes hotspot analysis, as well as small cell planning, optimization, deployment and management.

Once a capacity hotspot has been identified, device types, application use, subscriber location and radio frequency conditions are analyzed to forecast the required capacity and most appropriate upgrade plan.

Existing macro cells are optimized applying the company’s 6-sector site concept and Active Antenna system to maximize macro cell capacity, before appropriate small cell technologies are deployed in indoor and outdoor locations.

Jan Tjurin, head of network planning and optimization, Nokia Siemens Networks

“Based on the insights provided by our Services for HetNets, we can advise how best to use the latest technologies to enhance the existing macro network, and effectively plan the integration of small cells to ensure that operators meet traffic and user demands today and can cope with the needs of tomorrow,” said Jan Tjurin, head of network planning and optimization, Nokia Siemens Networks.


  • Greater capacity
  • Better user experience
  • Reduce total cost of ownership by up to 20 percent

To strengthen its small cell portfolio, Nokia Siemens is launching 3G femto access point – the FAPr-hsp 5110 – for improved voice coverage and data access in the home or small office.

This energy-efficient device consumes less than 5 watts, supports up to eight simultaneous calls and full HSPA uplink and downlink data speeds, and can be remotely managed by the network operator.

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