Vendor unveils integrated TD-LTE offering
Nokia Siemens Networks unveils complete integration of TD-LTE into existing mobile portfolio
Telecom vendor Nokia Siemens Networks said it has fully integrated TD-LTE with its existing mobile platform, including base stations and core networks.
The company made the announcement after demonstrating the concurrent use of TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE technologies on its Flexi Multiradio base station, which it said represented a "significant step" towards helping operators make the transition to TD-LTE.
"TD-LTE is an evolutionary path for 3G TD-SCDMA and WiMAX networks, as well as an option for operators around the world who have available unpaired spectrum," said Thorsten Robrecht, head of LTE product management, Nokia Siemens Networks.
"The shift from TD-SCDMA and WiMAX to TD-LTE will be a gradual process, thereby making it important that the two technologies co-exist with each other. This achievement marks a solid step towards seamless evolution to TD-LTE and will enable operators to quickly move to the technology."
Nokia Siemens Networks' TD-LTE technology is based on the vendor's Single RAN solution, which supports LTE in the paired and unpaired spectrum on the same Flexi Multiradio Base Station.