This post is by Sandra Pierini of Mobile Broadband Marketing at Nokia Siemens Networks.
HSPA has won widespread approval as the clear winner in the mobile broadband technology market. After all, more than a billion subscribers1 and 480 commercial networks2 worldwide speak for themselves. Yet even the biggest success stories can always be improved, and HSPA is no exception. It continues to evolve and provide many enhancements that boost network capacity and user performance.
As 3GPP standards evolve, they become combined with Nokia Siemens Networks’ innovations in order to help operators tackle the mobile broadband challenges they face today. With these solutions readily available in the Nokia Siemens’ porfolio today, operators can cope with many of the challenges they face including efficient uplink interference control, higher data rates, better voice quality and more compact products. Better yet for subscribers, the benefits of deploying these features can be experienced immediately since most of these features are widely supported by the latest smartphones.
As a leading innovator in HSPA+ technology, Nokia Siemens Networks has driven many 3GPP improvements and, based on pioneering work with Smart Labs and smartphone vendors, provides the most efficient smartphone solutions. Nokia Siemens Networks is also the leader in WCDMA/HSPA with more than 200 HSPA customers. Furthermore, Nokia Siemens Networks is the world’s most experienced vendor in WCDMA network refarming with 42 WCDMA 900 MHz references, accounting for over half of the market.
HSPA may have been around a while, but it continues to evolve to deliver better performance for subscribers and greater efficiency for operators. HSPA+ developments prove that operators can make the most of legacy assets and still continue to offer subscribers an up-to-date mobile broadband with top quality service.
To find out more about how HSPA is evolving and what new features are available to increase the performance of HSPA+ networks, see http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com/portfolio/products/mobile-broadband/wcdmahspa and our new white paper HSPA+ Boosters for Multifold Performance.
1 Source: Informa Telecoms & Media
2 Source: GSA report, November 4, 2012