Nokia Siemens Networks announced
the launch of a flexible approach to delivering TD-LTE with its new, ‘8 pipes’,
remote radio head.
The company’s pipe concept
provides more flexibility than alternative ‘path’-based approaches, allowing
for the flexible allocation of sectors, carriers and transmit and receive
channels by a base station. The 8 pipes TD-LTE remote radio head significantly
increases coverage and capacity and offers up to four times the cost savings as
compared to the existing remote radio heads. This approach strengthens Nokia
Siemens Networks’ leading role in the development and commercial availability
of this 4G technology.
company also recently launched a TD-LTE Smart Lab in Taiwan. As a result,
operators can test various devices, solutions and applications in a real TD-LTE
network environment. In addition, Nokia Siemens Networks recently announced a
commercial TD-LTE network with Saudi Telecom Company (STC) in Saudi Arabia, and
supports nearly half of the ongoing TD-LTE trials worldwide.
can play a key role in helping operators to address explosive demand for mobile
broadband even when there is limited spectrum,” said Mark Atkinson, head of
TD-LTE global sales at Nokia Siemens Networks.
are at the forefront of TD-LTE innovation with our comprehensive portfolio,
evolving the radio access network (RAN) with our new, highly efficient, 8 pipes
remote radio head as well as providing data devices. Our Smart Lab in Taiwan,
which focuses on TD-LTE testing, demonstrates our strong commitment to TD-LTE
commercialization. This commitment is also reflected in the support that Nokia Siemens Networks offers to 15 of the ongoing 32 TD-LTE trials across the globe,” Atkinson added.
new 8 pipes remote radio head offers the ability to drive up to four sectors of
TD-LTE in a ‘2 transmit 2 receive’ configuration for up to 50 percent lower
total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to competitor radio heads.
supports 40MHz of channel bandwidth and scales up to 96 watts of transmit
power. Moreover, it allows advanced beamforming to deliver exceptionally high
downlink capacity. As a result, operators require fewer high capacity sites,
and can enjoy unprecedented flexibility to scale their networks at lower costs,
in line with the capacity demand and superior customer experience.
new product extends Nokia Siemens Networks’ existing LTE offering, which covers
all aspects of the network for both FDD LTE and TD-LTE. The company’s
end-to-end TD-LTE portfolio is further complemented by a number of TD-LTE
subscriber data devices that have been launched at PT Expo Comm in Beijing,
Siemens Networks has built the industry’s first 4G TD-LTE testing center in
Taiwan, in collaboration with National Chiao Tung University (NCTU). The lab is
also part of Nokia Siemens Networks’ TD-LTE co-operation program with China
Mobile. It can be used by operators, vendors and other players in the ecosystem
to test solutions, applications and devices in a real TD-LTE network environment,
and experience this technology.