While network operators revenue opportunities have grown over the past few years, they also face newer challenges to further enhance network efficiency and simplify their networks, said Thorsten Robrecht, head of Network Systems product management, Nokia Siemens Networks. It has therefore become imperative for operators to smoothly migrate to newer technologies in support of their longer-term network strategy. Single RAN Advanced offers one access network with leading software features for multiple technologies, allowing operators to provide improved services at a competitive price.
Nokia Siemens Networks Single RAN Advanced is expanding the capabilities of the Single RAN solution in several dimensions. It includes the companys new, highly powerful, compact and scalable Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station. The 10 Gbps-capable base station is geared to support high-capacity mobile broadband and enable a smooth evolution to the LTE-Advanced standard. At the same time, it is fully backwards compatible with the existing Flexi Multiradio Base Station and helps further expand its capabilities.
Single RAN Advanced also includes the Flexi Lite Base Station for micro and pico deployments, which are ideal for providing hotspot coverage in high traffic areas, and a Multicontroller platform for GSM and 3G.
Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station will be available for commercial deployment during 2011, while the Flexi Lite Base Station will become available for commercial use during the first half of 2012. The Multicontroller platform is already being used in customer trials.