Nokia Siemens Networks and Vodafone are to run a trial on a commercial platform of the next generation mobile broadband solution, known as Long Term Evolution (LTE), that meets the modernization plans of Vodafone Germany.
Nokia Siemens Networks is showcasing its end-to-end LTE solution during the Vodafone Innovation Days 2008, taking place in Dusseldorf this week.
Working with partners such as Vodafone, Nokia Siemens Networks is ready to make LTE a commercial reality with further trials in 2009, followed by the first commercial deployments for mobile operators willing to migrate to a flat, all-IP based network. The new flat network architecture, which is scalable and cost-effective, supports mobile broadband multimedia services with extremely high data rates and is ready for handling the anticipated 100-fold traffic growth.
LTE improves consumer experience for mobile data applications with faster response times and throughput, much reduced latency and peak rates of up to 173/58 Mbps (downlink/uplink). Nokia Siemens Networks’ LTE solution is well suited for new operators and for operators upgrading existing GSM/WCDMA/HSPA networks and CDMA networks to provide fast and low-delay Internet services via mobile broadband. Flexi Multimode Base Station can now be deployed with WCDMA/HSPA and later upgraded to LTE using software only.
During Vodafone Innovation Days 2008, Nokia Siemens Networks will illustrate the capabilities of its commercial LTE solution, through demonstrations of services such as High-Definition Television streaming, remotely-controlled Webcam and a multi-user multimedia communication consisting of VoIP and video.
Nokia Siemens Networks will also showcase its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) based Voice Call Continuity solution, Service Delivery Framework and its Communication Key device, all of which could offer new experiences to Vodafone subscribers.
The Nokia Siemens Networks Voice Call Continuity solution can allow Vodafone end-users to take advantage of VoIP calls over their home or office WLAN along with a seamless automatic handover between the WLAN and a regular mobile network as they move between the two coverage areas.
The Communication Key is a USB device with SIM authentication and soft phone client that lets subscribers take VoIP and other rich communications on the road. The use of the Communication Key could enable Vodafone customers to turn their PC or laptops into real mobile clients with video sharing and other rich communications available with the same ease and convenience as mobile phone calls. The device also helps the operator reinforce its role as service provider in the face of growing competition from new Internet players.
Communications service providers are eager to deliver more-complex services over their networks as they deepen their relationships with end-users and position themselves against competitors. The Nokia Siemens Networks Service Delivery Framework (SDF) is designed to supply communications service providers with the technology and professional services needed to introduce new applications and end-user services faster and in a cost-efficiently, while simplifying deployment and support. It is key to enabling a whole range of personalized Internet-based services like SMS Translation or Mobile Wikipedia, community services and applications, conference calls or mobile advertizing to the end users.