Cost-effective capacity to weather the data storm
With a storm of data heading their way, network operators are looking for new approaches to ease the traffic load on their existing infrastructure. Flexi Zone from Nokia Siemens Networks provides a unique solution.
The number of mobile internet users will surpass desktop users within three years, and services like video streaming and VoIP look set to inflate traffic volumes up to 1,000-fold by 2020. Adding conventional base stations is typically unaffordable, so operators are looking for cost-effective solutions to ease the pressure on their existing infrastructure.
The Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Zone suite is a 3G/LTE/Wi-Fi-capable cellular solution engineered to offload traffic from the macro network to an underlay network at a street and indoor level, both for individual subscribers and enterprises.
Flexi Zone creates a zone covered by a cluster of low-power access points connected to a local controller. This configuration enables operators to provide a remarkably rich user experience while offloading unwanted data traffic from their macro and core networks.
- 10x data rate improvement
- Virtually unlimited capacity scaling
- Up to 50% cost saving compared to cell site splitting or traditional Pico/Micro
- Save up to 80% of transport and mobile packet core cost via local Internet offloading
Flexi Zone is a safe investment because it’s easy to scale to satisfy changing capacity and performance demands. What’s more, it lightens the backhaul load and impact on the core network, manages radio frequency interference and simplifies operation. It all adds up to a total cost of ownership (TCO) that’s considerably lower than for conventional macro- and small-cell deployments. Complete with powerful features such as local policy definition and enforcement, Flexi Zone can also provide excellent service to enterprises with converged mobile and private LAN access.
Flexi Zone is set to become the benchmark for a new kind of solution. It will help operators add coverage and capacity to existing macro networks and boost the customer experience by pro-actively adapting their network capabilities in advance of evolving wireless broadband trends. In other words, it enables operators to always offer a best-in-class user experience with the lowest TCO.