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Russia tunes in to LTE
|22 сентября 2010|
MegaFon, Nokia Siemens Networks conducted next generation mobile broadband (4G) data call during the IX International Investment Forum Sochi 2010.
MegaFon, Russia’s largest network operator together with Nokia Siemens Networks, showcased a next generation mobile broadband (4G) data call at the IX International Investment Forum Sochi 2010. The high-speed LTE data transmissions were conducted on Nokia Siemens Networks’ proven, commercial end-to-end LTE system.
The call demonstrated peak rates of up to 100 Mbps. It was conducted using Nokia Siemens Networks’ Flexi Multiradio Base Station, along with Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network elements Flexi NS (Networks Server) and Flexi NG (Network Gateway) with unique 4D scaling. Nokia Siemens Networks also provided the necessary network planning, installation and integration for the solution showcase.
“We are committed to offering the best telecom services to the people in Russia and this call brings us one step closer to commercial LTE rollouts in the country,” said Tigran Pogosyan, deputy CEO for Strategic Projects, MegaFon. “Given the tight timelines for the project, Nokia Siemens Networks has done a commendable job in proving its technology leadership and excellence in support services.”
“MegaFon aims to be at the forefront of new technology deployment and specifically chose the Sochi event to showcase LTE technology in use,” said Kristina Tikhonova, general director, Nokia Siemens Networks in Russia. “Being a part of the next generation mobile broadband (4G) data call is a proud moment for us, as it marks the beginning of the LTE era in Russia.”
Nokia Siemens Networks has been at the forefront of LTE evolution, actively participating in tests and trials for both the paired and unpaired frequency band (FDD and TD-LTE) technologies. The company is well ahead of its competitors in its progress toward early commercialization of both the technologies. It has already made the world’s first calls on LTE commercial base stations, incorporating fully compliant LTE Release 8 standard software. Nokia Siemens Networks is supplying some of the world first commercial LTE networks in service.