By Telecom Lead Team: Nokia Siemens Networks has added
new capabilities to its Liquid Net portfolio. NSN claims that operators can
reduce their investments by 35 percent by increasing the network’s overall
utilization and efficiency.
By fluidly allocating mobile broadband where and when
it’s needed, the company’s approach creates far more efficient networks that
adapt to volatile demand.
The company will be providing further details on its
evolution of Liquid Net in the run up to Mobile World Congress 2012, in
Barcelona, where the breakthroughs will be demonstrated in live networks.
One specific advance being showcased at the event is a
new service-aware and cell load-aware capability for HSPA/HSPA+ networks. Even
when demand is at its highest, this feature can help operators deliver
data-thirsty services like video with the lowest costs and customer-pleasing
quality, as well as tap into new revenue sources.
Data consumption per subscription is doubling every two
years, and operators can now deal with this, setting policies to tag data
packets and enabling the radio access network to use these tags to prioritize
different services within the same data connection.
Broadband users get the service they want, video service
providers gain a boost in usage even when the network is congested, and
operators can reduce their investments as much as 35 percent by increasing the
network’s overall utilization and efficiency.
More than 200 operators globally are already using Nokia
Siemens Networks Single RAN and can implement this unique service awareness in
their HSPA/HSPA+ radio access networks with an easy software upgrade,” said
Marc Rouanne, head of Networks Systems, Nokia Siemens Networks.
Among Liquid Net’s other novel developments is a Self
Organizing Networks (SON) function that optimizes the use of macro and pico
cells deployed by operators to provide optimum capacity and coverage for voice
and mobile data sessions. The same Liquid Net function can also automate
network operations for the Flexi Multiradio Antenna System. This enables the
active antenna to provide even more dynamic beamforming focusing a particular
radio connection and directing it to a specific user within the radio cell,
depending on demand.
Nokia Siemens Networks already has one deal and three
trials with customers for the Liquid Radio-based Flexi Multiradio Antenna
System under its belt, with rollout ramping up throughout this year.