This blog was written by Darrell Davies at Nokia Solutions and Networks.
Have you looked in your equipment rooms lately? Today’s multiple mobile technologies and the physical space for each of the required legacy network controllers often mean that equipment rooms are either already full or at least quickly running out of available space. Fortunately for operators, NSN’s Multicontroller platform has developed way beyond any legacy approach.
The Multicontroller is the ideal “tool” for operators to effectively manage the challenges arising from radio network control complexities. It provides increased levels of capacity, scalability and flexibility in a form factor small enough to make deployment concerns virtually disappear. Being a Single RAN platform also means that it can be configured as a GSM Base Station Controller (BSC), Transcoder (TC), and when the time is right, reconfigured as a WCDMA Radio Network Controller (RNC). Operators can relax in the knowledge that their investments are flexible and future-capable.
The smallest configuration of the Multicontroller is two modules, which provides an impressive 1.3 Gbps data throughput capacity in an 8U high 19 inch rack with a power consumption of a mere 1100 Watts. That’s an amazing four-fold increase in capacity, 60% energy saving in a form-factor less than 10% of a typical legacy RNC. Now that’s a lot of space freed up! And when you need to increase capacity, it’s a straightforward case of adding additional modules (maximum configuration is 8 modules), which provide up to a massive 20 Gbps throughput capacity.
Commercial networks around the world can testify that the NSN Multicontroller is highly reliable, stable and delivers competitive advantage. So, rather than keeping the equipment room door closed, why not open your mind to the possibilities offered by the Multicontroller to drive your business forward?
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