Nokia Siemens Networks infuses new ‘smart’ functionalities in GSM networks, at Mobile World Congress 2011
Date: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 15:22
Smart device users on GSM networks will now experience higher data throughput and less congestion. Nokia Siemens Networks has developed a new Smart Resource Adaptation software feature that allocates packet resources based on actual use of smart device applications. The software allows GSM operators to connect up to five times more smart device users to their networks.
Though GSM networks have been optimized for data applications that create large packet sizes and require high throughput, about half of the total data volume handled by these networks today is generated by smart applications that actually produce small packets,” said Prashant Agnihotri, head of GSM/EDGE product management, Nokia Siemens Networks. “If these applications are not effectively accommodated, they will end up blocking available data traffic channels, resulting in severe network congestion and slower data speeds for users.”
The new Smart Resource Adaptation software feature allocates radio timeslots on the network for applications according to actual use. This frees data traffic channels for applications that require high throughput. The software assigns packet radio resources more efficiently, resulting in up to five times higher GSM radio network efficiency for applications that generate small packets.
“Last year, we announced software features that would enable simultaneous voice and data calls, coupled with quadruple device management capacity on GSM networks,” added Prashant Agnihotri. “Now, this new feature addresses radio network traffic’s carrying capacity and efficiency, making our GSM networks portfolio smarter for operators.”
Nokia Siemens Networks simplifies transition of mobile backhaul to all-IP
Operators now have a quick and cost effective option to transition their network to all-IP backhaul. Nokia Siemens Networks’ new FlexiPacket Microwave platform includes software that can be programmed to provide operations for both hybrid and full packet traffic mode. This allows operators to choose any evolutionary path from legacy TDM-base to all-IP backhaul, using a single platform across the whole transport network. This will allow them to scale-up according to the need of the hour.
“With transport networks moving towards all-IP, operators want the convenience of migrating parts of the network rather than the whole network in one go,” said Vesa Tykkyläinen, head of Microwave Transport business line, Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our new FlexiPacket Microwave offers operators more functionality and flexibility. The platform’s software features make capacity upgrades simple and flexible.”
Since the platform is customized to meet diverse customer needs and is modeled on a pay-as-you-grow- approach, it can help optimize the operator’s total cost of ownership along with reducing risks that result from any technology migration. In addition, its zero footprint and low-power consumption design translates into lower site costs, lower installation and commissioning costs coupled with faster rollout.
Nokia Siemens Networks FlexiPacket Microwave provides unique capabilities for the “Single RAN” evolutions, offering IP migration capabilities for all Radio technologies, optimized for legacy BTS in co-locations as well as new “Full IP” Single RAN solutions.
An end to end point and click service provisioning system enables customers also to provide a faster time to market for new services, better monitoring of network performance, improved quality of service as well as service differentiation.
Nokia Siemens Networks is an undisputable market leader of microwave solutions for mobile network backhaul applications. It has more than one million transceivers installed worldwide and more than 200 customers in 100 countries.
The new FlexiPacket Microwave Platform is being launched at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.
New all-in-one mobile network supports LTE-Advanced, LTE, 3G, GSM
Nokia Siemens Networks is launching Single RAN Advanced, an evolution of its market leading Single RAN solution. It will enable operators to efficiently build additional capacity in GSM, 3G and LTE networks as well as prepare them for the higher bandwidth promised by LTE-Advanced.
“While network operators’ revenue opportunities have grown over the past few years, they also face newer challenges to further enhance network efficiency and simplify their networks,” said Thorsten Robrecht, head of Network Systems product management, Nokia Siemens Networks. “It has therefore become imperative for operators to smoothly migrate to newer technologies in support of their longer-term network strategy. Single RAN Advanced offers one access network with leading software features for multiple technologies, allowing operators to provide improved services at a competitive price.”
Nokia Siemens Networks’ Single RAN Advanced is expanding the capabilities of the Single RAN solution in several dimensions. It includes the company’s new, highly powerful, compact and scalable Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station. The 10 Gbps-capable base station is geared to support high-capacity mobile broadband and enable a smooth evolution to the LTE-Advanced standard. At the same time, it is fully backwards compatible with the existing Flexi Multiradio Base Station and helps further expand its capabilities.
Single RAN Advanced also includes the Flexi Lite Base Station for micro and pico deployments, which are ideal for providing hotspot coverage in high traffic areas, and a Multicontroller platform for GSM and 3G.
Nokia Siemens Networks’ Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station will be available for commercial deployment during 2011, while the Flexi Lite Base Station will become available for commercial use during the first half of 2012. The Multicontroller platform is already being used in customer trials.
Customers, press and analysts are welcome to view the new Single RAN Advanced at the Mobile World Congress in the Nokia Siemens Networks Experience Center in Hall 8, C01.