Nokia-Siemens Unveils Uber Advanced LTE Radio Head!

| December 8, 2011 | 6 Replies

Nokia-Siemens (Nokias’ Telecommunications/Radio antenna providers sector) unvieled a new type of TD-LTE/CMDA that would significantly reduce the cost of providing LTE to areas by merging three antennas into one. (In all honesty there’s alot of technical jargon involved which I DID NOT understand) but I guess the gist of it is that it boosts coverage and network capacities while cutting the cost on the provider (I think :/).

For those of you who are more tech savvy than me (probably most of you) can find the full press release below:

But what I found interesting is that as of now Nokia Doesn’t have a single LTE phone, but the way I see it is that they’re playing things smartly using the latest technology and customizing it with phones would give them a huge edge in the states, as well as a greater incentive for US providers to partner up. (My feeling is that Champagne/900 LTE device IS VERY VERY close to becoming a reality).

• Offers 80% more capacity, 40% more coverage to deliver cost-efficient TD-LTE
• Helps operators reduce site costs by up to one-third

Nokia Siemens Networks has introduced a Liquid Radio-based ‘6 pipes’ remote radio head* that uses the company’s unique pipe approach to offer unprecedented flexibility in delivering TD-LTE.
“Our new, high-capacity 6 pipes remote radio head is a great addition to our TD-LTE RAN (Radio Access Network) portfolio and promises to take the TD-LTE experience to the next level,” said Tommi Uitto, head of the LTE radio access business line at Nokia Siemens Networks. “In addition to enabling a more flexible approach to TD-LTE, the new product delivers much higher throughput and lower latency than other offerings, to enable higher data speeds. Subscribers can thus enjoy the same level of mobile broadband, anywhere and everywhere, no matter what applications they’re using.”

By covering three sectors with a single radio head**, operators can reduce site costs by up to one-third. It is the first remote radio head that can support a 6-sector TD-LTE site to deliver 80% more capacity and 40% more coverage as compared to traditional 3-sector sites. This enables higher data speeds, and reduces total cost of ownership by 40%.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ pipe concept offers a cost-effective, future-proof alternative to the current ‘path’-based approaches, allowing more flexible allocation of sectors, carriers and transmit and receive channels by a base station. It can do multiple configurations, starting with a simple, low-cost, 3-sector site configuration and scaling to a high-capacity, 6-sector site configuration, when needed. Further, a simple software upgrade offers a smooth evolution path to LTE-Advanced.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ 6 pipes remote radio head is based on the company’s Liquid Radio*** architecture, which self-adapts coverage and capacity based on subscriber demand. The offering’s unique 6 pipes beamforming feature mitigates signal loss due to interference****. This helps deliver up to 50% higher data speeds and improved coverage, compared to 4 path radio heads, for subscribers in high-density areas, both indoors and outdoors. This feature also eliminates the need for additional sites, and reduces CAPEX, OPEX and site costs.

The offering is 3GPP standardized and is now commercially available globally.
For further information on TD-LTE, please refer to Nokia Siemens Networks’ website. To share your thoughts on the topic, join the discussion on Twitter using #LTE and #LiquidNet.

If you understand anything important from this whole ‘Six Pipes system’ let us know down below 🙂



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