Nokia Siemens Networks Upgrades LTE Kit to Support 700Mhz Spectrum

Nokia Siemens Networks has announced that it will be expanding its Flexi Multiradio Base Station family to cover the APT 700 MHz radio spectrum, but products will not be available until the second half of next year.

Japan, Australia, New Zealand, other Asia Pacific countries, and most recently Mexico, intend to adopt the APT 700 MHz spectrum as part of their mobile broadband strategy.

The company is also increasing the efficiency and speed of multiband LTE by launching Liquid Radio LTE load-balancing, and plans the commercial launch of carrier aggregation for LTE-Advanced in 2013.

“We consider carrier aggregation as an essential functionality of LTE-Advanced”, said Kang, Jong-Ryeol, senior vice president and head of network R&D center, SK Telecom. “Together with Nokia Siemens Networks, we have already demonstrated carrier aggregation at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012. As one of the world’s leading LTE operators, we are looking forward to providing our customers the superior data rates delivered by the technology.”

The Liquid Radio LTE load-balancing feature will be available by the end of 2012. The 6-pipe radio module for APT 700 and support of LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation will be available during the second half of 2013.

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