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August 09, 2007

Nokia Siemens Networks Shows Interest in 700 Mhz Spectrum Band

By Meenakshi Shankar, TMCnet Contributing Editor

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Commencing its operations in April 2007, Nokia Siemens Networks (News - Alert) (NSN), has announced it is all set to ramp up capabilities in the communication industry with interest in the 700 MHz spectrum band that will be auctioned by the FCC (News - Alert) in early 2008.

 
With the intention to offer wireless broadband service to all Americans,  the FCC announced an auction for the 700 MHz spectrum band.
 
Nokia Siemens Networks is gearing up to face the win with its flagship Flexi platform for radio access networks. Grabbing the full advantage of the most powerful innovation, Nokia had developed Flexi which is a base station platform that enables Nokia Siemens Networks to quickly support various wireless technologies at new radio frequencies. The Flexi currently supports GSM, EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA, and WiMAX (News - Alert) and in the future will support Long-term Evolution (LTE).
 
Owing to its modular, compact design, Flexi offers cost effective operations and reduced capital expenditures for site acquisition, installation, operation, and maintenance.
 
"Interest in the 700 MHz spectrum auction, the last major U.S. spectrum auction for some time, is high across the industry," said Sue Spradley, Region Head for Nokia Siemens Networks in North America in a statement to the press.
 
"To meet the FCC's requirements and deliver cost effective wireless service, potential bidders are already evaluating their business plans and identifying partners with global scope and scale to enable fast time to market. Nokia Siemens Networks is the only company that can deliver an end-to-end network solution incorporating the Flexi, a platform that is unmatched in the industry," also commented Spradley.
 
Offering a complete range of services, Nokia Siemens Networks is a pioneer in Internet-HSPA, a pre-LTE flat network architecture based on the 3GPP Release 7 flat network architecture option that is compatible with HSPA devices.
 
 
 Meenakshi Shankar is a contributing writer for TMCnet. To read more of her stories, please visit her columnist page.


 







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