Nokia Siemens Networks wins TD-LTE Market Development Award #MWC13


WEBWIRE – Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain – Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) recognizes company’s TD-LTE global advances and deployments

Nokia Siemens Networks has won the GTI Market Development Award 2013, confirming its leadership in TD-LTE and contribution to a strong TD-LTE ecosystem. Nokia Siemens Networks’ TD-LTE innovations allow operators to use their valuable spectrum more effectively, serve more customers profitably, and converge TD-LTE and FDD LTE to meet steep data demand.

The GTI award, which was announced on February 26 at the GTI Night 2013, following the LTE TDD/FDD International Summit 2013, is further confirmation of Nokia Siemens Networks’ commitment to commercializing and globalizing TD-LTE. The company is the first ever vendor to receive the TD-LTE Market Development Award for its work to support trials, customer projects and deployments. These include the first 4G/TD-LTE network in Latin America, the first TD-LTE network in Russia, and the first TD-LTE network in Saudi Arabia.

The company’s TD-LTE achievements include world record throughput speeds of 1.6 Gbps (gigabits per second) for TD-LTE. They have also demonstrated data traffic offloading between TD-LTE and FDD-LTE using the company’s Single RAN Advanced Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station and a commercially available dual-mode (FDD and TDD) end-user device to show the potential of LTE convergence.

The GTI award program acknowledges the achievements and success of industry players in the TD-LTE ecosystem. The Market Development Award recognizes companies that make outstanding contributions to the promotion of TD-LTE for global markets.

“We’re excited to see the steps our industry is taking to advance TD-LTE and we’re very proud of the work we’re doing to drive innovation and promote a thriving TD-LTE ecosystem,” said Tero Peltola, head of the LTE business line, Nokia Siemens Networks. “The vote of confidence from GTI confirms that we are on the right path.”

“Based on our work with many operators globally, we see TD-LTE as one of the key opportunities in the industry, and in particular we have been focusing on TDD/FDD convergence. Many operators with FDD-LTE networks also own spectrum suitable for TD-LTE services. With the TDD/FDD offloading capability that we have demonstrated, these two LTE modes can converge and work together to meet the monumental growth in traffic demand,” added Peltola.

Network operators, customers, press and analysts are welcome to learn more about Nokia Siemens Networks’ GTI Development Award at the Nokia Siemens Networks Solution Experience Center, Hall 3, 3B14 at Mobile World Congress 2013, Fira Gran Via, in Barcelona, Spain.

To learn more about Nokia Siemens Networks’ advances and innovations, please join our #1GBperday$ webinar starting on March 6, 2013. Registration for all the #1GBperday$ webinars is open now: www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com/1GBperday

For more information on Nokia Siemens Networks’ mobile broadband capabilities, including a video overview, follow this link. To share your thoughts on the topic, join the discussion on Twitter using #MWC13, #MBBFuture and #mobilebroadband.

About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.

With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 100 countries and had net sales of approximately 13.8 billion euros in 2012. http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com



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