TD-LTE (Time Division-LTE) is playing a key role in helping operators to address explosive demand for mobile broadband even when there are limited resources. Operators require a scalable TD-LTE mobile broadband network that can be initiated with the minimum possible total cost of ownership.
To address the operator need our engineers have come up with a great offering – our new TD-LTE 8 pipes radio. It is the only indoor and outdoor RF (radio frequency) module that can deliver 3 or even 4 sectors in a single unit. It is also the only RF module that can deliver 4 sectors in a single remote radio configuration. So operators can use just one TD-LTE 8 pipes radio instead of using 4 remote radio modules for a 4 sector site configuration. Compared to conventional single sector remote radio modules, operators can get the following benefits:
- Fewer modules for one site, less tower space; lower installation, cabling and integration cost; low tower loading
- Low power consumption and significantly lower OPEX
The TD-LTE 8 pipes radio is future proof, flexible and scalable. It is the only RF module that can support two 4X4 MIMO sectors in a single unit. The TD-LTE 8 pipes radio can be used as 2X2 MIMO or 4X4 MIMO going forward or even as 8X8 MIMO when required for TD-LTE or for TD-LTE Advanced.
Nokia Siemens Networks TD-LTE 8 pipes radio is the RF component of the Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station. Using the new module, Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station delivers
- Highest RF integration
- Industry’s best Liquid Radio baseband with unique feature of baseband pooling and integrated transport
- Leading edge and cost saving RF module with its Receive sensitivity exceeding 3GPP specification and with the most flexible and scalable site configurations
The post is by Ashish Dayama from our Global Mobile Broadband team.