At the heart of Nokia Siemens Networks Liquid Radio is the ability to respond to the fluid demands of todays networkswith a technique known as baseband pooling. This approach centralizes the resources needed to undertake processing functions common to every base station in a given area. Baseband pooling helps to achieve a more cost efficient sharing of resources over a large geographical area.
Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Antenna System is based on active antenna technology that combines antenna and radio part in one functional enclosure, built with dedicated power amplifiers for each antenna element. The active antenna allows beamforming focusing a particular radio connection and directing it to a specific user as well as handling of multiple technologies in one unit. Together with other layers of coverage provided by macro, pico and micro site configurations, beamforming allows capacity to be directed exactly where the user requires it, delivering up to 65% capacity gain.
The Flexi Race is the next evolutionary step in miniaturization. It will be the basic element to build next generation active antennas and future products to build micro and pico cells. Due to its compact size, the Flexi Race is equipped with additional intelligence and scaling options required for this type of deployments.
With its unique, broad product and professional services portfolio, Nokia Siemens Networks helps operators to build unified heterogeneous networks. This approach reduces management complexity and allows connectivity for different layers of the network in one unified network and user experience. This is orchestrated by the companys Self Organizing Networks (SON) capability and its continuous evolution to fully support cognitive self learning and adaptive networks.
We foresee demand for network capacity increasing to up to 1 GB per user per day, said Robrecht. Not only will this require substantial network investments, but also a unique combination of base station sites for wide area coverage complemented by Wifi and small, compact micro, pico and femto cells. Nokia Siemens Networks Liquid Radio ensures that existing network investments are fully leveraged and that future investments deliver the return necessary to support todays pressing challenge of maintaining and transitioning GSM, evolving 3G and introducing LTE and LTE-Advanced.