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1. What is Long Term HSPA Evolution?
The term is used to refer to HSPA features that will be introduced beyond 3GPP Release 10. This technology will be introduced in parallel to the evolution of LTE and LTE-Advanced.
Long Term HSPA Evolution pushes peak data rates up to more than 650 Mbps, increases capacity within the cells (including on the cell edge) and simplifies network operability.
2. How does this benefit CSPs?
Long Term HSPA Evolution will push peak data rates to more than 650 Mbps matching LTE-Advanced data rates. The network will be optimized due to increased spectral efficiency, improved balancing of traffic load, increased capacity within the cells (including on the cell edge) and extended coverage. This will result in better end-user experience.
Network operation will be simplified with the introduction of new SON features. Nokia Siemens Networks’ Single Radio Access Network (RAN) platform is already prepared for Long Term HSPA Evolution. Operators would have a smooth evolution path to handle increased network traffic along with controlling costs with the introduction of the new technology.
3. And the end user/consumer?
Internet users are now increasingly expecting their mobile online experience to be always on, and high-speed, wherever they are. The new technology will enable a large number of end-users to enjoy high quality data services via laptops, notebooks and smartphones.
4. How does LTHE, as some in the media have referred to it , fit in with LTE?
The need for higher data rates and volume growth continues to push the need for advances in both HSPA and LTE technologies. As a leader in the development of mobile broadband radio technologies, Nokia Siemens Networks strongly believes in the continued evolution of both. Many of the same performance boosting innovations can be applied to HSPA and LTE, and Long Term HSPA Evolution will continue to develop strongly in parallel to LTE-Advanced.
5. When is this solution expected to be in commercial use?
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