Nokia Siemens Networks Unveils Comprehensive Portfolio at Mobile World Congress
The tools and expertise on showcase in Barcelona are founded on three industry priorities and are specifically aimed at allowing Communications Services Providers (CSPs) to thrive in the changing and sometimes turbulent markets of today.
The three industry priorities have been designed to defend and enhance telecom operator revenues and drive profitability in the current economic climate. These priorities include putting the customer at the heart of business; driving profitability and growing smartly; and building a sustainable business.
The comprehensive range of new hardware, software and professional services presented at Mobile World Congress in the Nokia Siemens (News - Alert) Networks’ booth incorporate a full range of the company’s capabilities.
These capabilities include radio access in the new Flexi Multiradio Base Station and Multicontroller make network. Both solutions are designed to make evolution easier and greener than ever, with the lowest energy consumption in the market. Flexi Multiradio opens a smooth evolution path from 2G and 3G to LTE.
The Flexi Multiradio software has expanded its supported technologies to run GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA and LTE concurrently in a single unit. The new Multicontroller platform is expected to be the basis for Nokia Siemens Networks’ future radio network controller products, including GSM and WCDMA.
Nokia Siemens Networks’ operations and business software now includes ‘charge@once unified’ and ‘charge@once business’ as part of its convergent Unified Charging and Billing solution. With this offering, service providers have the flexible and personalized service approach essential to driving revenues in a competitive market place.
The Flexi Network Server and the Flexi Network Gateway (News - Alert) are being seen for the first time at Mobile World Congress. These new products are from the company’s Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network solution for the LTE core network. The EPC is expected to be an integral part of a live LTE demonstration at Mobile World Congress.
FlexiPacket microwave backhaul technology has also been announced by Nokia Siemens. This technology is designed to transform the way operators provide multimedia services to mobile customers.
The technology breaks down existing barriers between microwave backhaul and the operators’ core networks by integrating carrier Ethernet transport with microwave radio that also enables “zero footprint” base stations. A data centric approach, it allows operators to offer more attractive pricing models for data intensive applications and to provide the quality of service necessary to drive mass market, reliable services.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Michelle Robart