Fresh from its recently completed acquisition of Motorola, Nokia Siemens Networks has announced technology that will connect existing Motorola GSM base stations to NSN’s Flexi Base Station Controller, creating an evolutionary path to 3G and LTE services.
According to NSN, the solution, which will be available from the end of June this year, will allow existing Motorola GSM radio network customers to reduce operational costs while improving network quality on existing installed base stations.
Head of GSM product management at NSN, Kimmo Virkki, said that the first network implementations with customers had shown “increased network quality, voice and data traffic and EDGE throughput with Motorola base stations in the field.” According to NSN, a single Flexi Base controller is effectively capable of providing the same support as up to 30 of Motorola’s installed controllers.
Earlier this week, NSN announced that it had finally closed its $975m purchase of Motorola’s network infrastructure assets. The move followed the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Bureau’s long-anticipated approval of the deal, which will see NSN taking on responsibility for 50 operators in 52 countries, as well as 6900 ex-Motorola employees. In addition, Motorola’s portfolio of GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, WiMAX and LTE products and services will transfer to NSN, giving the company access to a new customer base and a foothold in North America and Japan.
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