This blog is by Carol DeMatteo, External Communications for North America, at Nokia Networks.
This week, Nokia – along with more than 1000 other companies – convened in Las Vegas for North America’s largest technology event for mobile and connected life innovations, Super Mobility Week powered by CTIA. A highlight of the week was when our Centralized RAN solution won the CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) award in the Wide Area Network – RAN category.
Judged by a panel of industry experts, media and analysts, the E-Tech awards honor the industry’s most emerging, innovative and cutting-edge mobile services, solutions and technology. Nokia Centralized RAN certainly fits this definition. This inventive solution is quickly catching industry attention as an innovative way to turn interference into useful traffic at crowded events.
We’ve all attended a major sporting event, festival or concert where there are many smart device users located in a small area. In these crowded environments, there is often more uplink than downlink traffic as people upload pictures, videos and other content from their smart devices. Interference is the result and operators struggle to provide coverage over the dense area to meet this demand. Nokia Centralized RAN, however, doubles the uplink capacity in existing LTE networks, achieving up to 10 times faster uploads at the cell edge. It also improves download speeds and helps extend smartphone battery life because devices no longer need to transmit at high power to cut through the interference.
The greatest benefits for operators is that they can build denser LTE networks and reduce subscriber churn by delivering higher capacity and more robust services even during high traffic events.
Centralized RAN was launched earlier this year at Mobile World Congress and also captured the Leading Lights 2014 Award for Best New Product (Mobile), held in June in Chicago.
Click here to find out more about Centralized RAN, Nokia’s winning solution.
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