By Telecom Lead Team: Nokia Siemens Networks will unveil
its new Flexi Compact Base Station, macro base station for 3-sector sites
combining baseband, radio and integrated transport in a single enclosure.
The new macro station will allow operators to modernize
GSM networks for improved energy efficiency while offering the lowest total
cost of ownership. The company has also launched a 6-pipes radio module that
enables highly compact and high capacity multi-radio sites for LTE rollouts,
and is ready for evolution to LTE-Advanced.
The products will be showcased at Mobile World Congress
2012 as part of Nokia Siemens Networks’ complete Single RAN portfolio.
Smaller sites are not only more economical, but also
much more energy efficient. In addition to the savings on equipment cost,
operators can gain significant long-term savings in running costs due to
reductions in the space required for site rental and energy consumption,” said
Thorsten Robrecht, head of Network Systems product management, Nokia Siemens
Nokia Siemens Networks said its all-in-one Flexi Compact
Base Station is easy to install at any type of location, requires minimum site
infrastructure, and can deliver high output power. Ideal for GSM/EDGE rollouts,
its multi-radio capabilities enable a smooth upgrade path to 3G and LTE,
helping operators protect their network investment. Optimized backhaul can be
provided by FlexiPacket Lite Microwave, a point-to-point microwave solution
operating in both licensed and unlicensed spectrum.
Its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station enables deployment
of compact and high capacity 3-sector MIMO sites for LTE rollouts. It can
support the smallest 6-sector MIMO sites with two radio modules, offering up to
80 percent more capacity and up to 40 percent more coverage compared to
conventional 3-sector sites.
The Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station has recently also
been used for a demonstration of super-fast LTE-Advanced data speeds delivering
mobile broadband at 1.4 Gbps on 100 MHz spectrum.
Flexi Compact Base Station will be commercially available
mid 2012. The 6-pipes radio module will be commercially available early 2013.