Nokia signs agreement with RadioFrame Networks to deploy Picocell Base Station Solutions
April 03, 2006, Espoo, Finland - Nokia and RadioFrame Networks today announced they have entered into a reseller and distribution agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, Nokia will sell, distribute and support RadioFrame Networks’ picocell solutions to mobile network operators. Based on 3GPP standards for pico base transceiver stations, RadioFrame Networks’ software-controlled S-Series solution tightly integrates mobile voice and data services for GSM/GPRS and EDGE networks for consumer applications in homes as well as small-to-medium enterprises. The S-Series solution complements Nokia’s base station portfolio for GSM indoor service offering.
“The S-series solution is a cost-effective way to provide indoor coverage and capacity for the mobile operators. Mobile operators can deploy this solution by making use of DSL and cable broadband packet switched networks for backhaul connectivity”, said Ari Lehtoranta, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Radio Networks, Networks, Nokia.
“This is an important day for RadioFrame and we are thrilled to have reached this agreement with Nokia,” said Jeff Brown, president and CEO of RadioFrame Networks. “As a proven world leader in mobile infrastructure and equipment, Nokia’s commitment to our S-Series infrastructure is an important validation of the product and will help them meet the dynamic needs of their global customer base.”
The S-Series offers mobile network operators an easy and seamless opportunity to expand existing wireless networks through an innovative picocell base station. The base station can operate either as a single-board transceiver or can be added to an existing DSL/cable modem box with a high degree of reliability and security. The S-Series will work transparently with Nokia base station controller and with multiple-switched-ports router with firewall security and Web services to provide mobile network operators with remote fault management and configuration capabilities.
About RadioFrame Networks
Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, USA, RadioFrame Networks Inc. is the leader in modular radio solutions for telecom operators. RadioFrame Networks deploys cost-effective radio access via flexible and efficient software-driven base stations. Unlike traditional approaches from vendors offering proprietary, single-technology equipment, RadioFrame Networks offers an agile, multiple-technology, future-proof solution that integrates into existing networks, increases capacity and reduces operating costs and capital expenditures. For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at www.radioframenetworks.com.
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
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