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Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has launched a new base station that will support GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA and LTE in a single unit. The vendor said the new multi-radio base station – part of its ‘Flexi’ range – is targeted at existing 2G and 3G operators that are looking for a simple software upgrade to next generation mobile technologies; it is also aimed at CDMA operators planning to migrate to WCDMA/HSPA or LTE. NSN claimed that running multiple radio technologies in a single base station would cut costs as it maximises the re-use of existing infrastructure, and requires fewer site visits and maintenance.
NSN also talked up the new product’s green credentials, claiming the base station has the lowest energy consumption in the market. It said that an average three sector base station site running GSM/EDGE and WCDMA/HSPA simultaneously would consume as little as 790W. The new base stations will start being deployed at the beginning of 2010.
US-based hardware vendor Motorola has announced that it has launched a trial Long Term Evolution (LTE) network and testing lab in Swindon, UK. Motorola said that the launch was marked with a live, over the air, standards compliant LTE call during which high speed data services were streamed using the company’s LTE infrastructure operating in the 2.6GHz spectrum and a prototype LTE device. The expansion of Motorola’s LTE trial facilities will reportedly offer operators the ability to engage in LTE technology field trials and detailed real-world equipment testing at the UK site. Additionally, Motorola has said it can host the core elements of the LTE network for operators that require a hosted LTE trial. It is understood that the LTE lab will see Motorola engineers work on LTE radio frequency and self organising network (SON) development. Motorola’s first commercial release of LTE solutions is expected later this year, and will reportedly include products for both the 700MHz and 2.6GHz spectrum bands.