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Nokia Siemens Networks gives first public demo of 336 Mbps HSPA+ at PT Expo Comm
Beijing, China – September 26, 2011
Leadership in evolution of HSPA+ addresses upsurge in mobile broadband traffic
Nokia Siemens Networks will be demonstrating an HSPA+ data call with peak throughput of 336 megabits per second (Mbps) at PT Expo Comm in Beijing, China. The industry’s first Long Term HSPA Evolution showcase demonstrates the feasibility of improving HSPA+ speed and capacity by using multi-carrier and multiband technology.
“HSPA evolution is increasingly gaining importance as the technology is capable of achieving high data rates of over 300 Mbps,” said Keith Sutton, head of the WCDMA business line for Nokia Siemens Networks. “Existing HSPA+ customers and new 3G entrants can deploy multi-carrier and multiband HSPA technology as it will allow them to offer the best user experience for bit-rate hungry applications such as the transfer of large files and mobile TV.”
“We have been working closely with Nokia Siemens Networks to help accelerate the deployment of next generation technologies around the world,” added Peter Carson, senior director of product management at Qualcomm. “The implementation of new concepts in networks and devices supports the evolution of any technology, and this demonstration is another step forward.”
The demonstration* will be conducted using Nokia Siemens Networks’ commercial Flexi Multiradio Base Station and Multicontroller platform alongside MDM8220™ test terminals from Qualcomm Incorporated. The showcase combines eight HSPA carriers (multi-carrier), each carrying 42 Mbps with MIMO and 64 QAM modulation. This configuration can be allocated from one or multiple frequency bands (multiband), simultaneously for one data connection of over 300 Mbps. Multi-carrier and multiband HSPA is standardized in 3GPP Release 8 through 11, and the standardization for eight carriers is expected to be completed by 2012. The eight-carrier product will be available from Nokia Siemens Networks by end of 2012.
Operators’ investments can be fully protected with HSPA+ as Nokia Siemens Networks’ Flexi Multiradio Base Station and Multicontroller platform can support multi-carrier and multiband technology with a simple software upgrade. These two products are the key elements of Nokia Siemens Networks’ Single RAN offering** supporting rapidly evolving cellular networks.
Nokia Siemens Networks leads the evolution of HSPA+, and is driving the standardization of Long Term HSPA Evolution to achieve speeds of more than 650 Mbps***. With the eight-carrier HSPA+ demo, Nokia Siemens Networks makes Long Term HSPA Evolution a reality. The company was the first to demonstrate HSPA data rates exceeding 150 Mbps at Mobile World Congress 2011 and 250 Mbps at CTIA 2011. Nokia Siemens Networks has the largest number of WCDMA/HSPA customers worldwide at more than 200 operators, and provides the industry’s leading radio network solution with its Single RAN.
About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland.
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Notes to editors:
*Nokia Siemens Networks’ HSPA+ demonstration combines eight HSPA carriers (multi-carrier) simultaneously for one data connection of over 300 Mbps using MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) and 64 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation).The eight carriers can be allocated from one or multiple frequency bands (multiband). The demo will be conducted using Nokia Siemens Networks’ commercial Flexi Multiradio Base Station and Multicontroller RNC connected to MDM8220 Qualcomm test devices.
MIMO refers to the use of multiple antennas at both the transmitter and receiver to improve communication performance and is one of the several forms of smart antenna technology.
Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) is both an analog and a digital modulation scheme. It conveys two analog message signals, or two digital bit streams, by changing (modulating) the amplitudes of two carrier waves.
**Nokia Siemens Networks Single RAN simplifies mobile network architecture, rollout and operation by implementing GSM, 3G and LTE within one single radio access network. Single RAN is based on multi-standard and multiradio platforms like the award-winning, energy-efficient and software-defined Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Base Station and the high capacity and extremely compact Multicontroller platform for GSM and 3G. Single RAN platforms are complemented by additional capabilities, including support for paired and unpaired spectrum, integrated IP transport and a holistic network management approach based on SON (Self Organizing Networks) Suite and NetAct.
***Read more on “T-Mobile USA, Nokia Siemens Networks drive evolution of HSPA”.