This blog is by Sukhpreet Sandhu at Nokia Solutions and Networks.
Pretty much everyone understands there’s only one direction mobile traffic volumes are heading – upwards and fast. We’re moving towards the gigabyte future, where each user will routinely download 1Gb per day.
Preparing to work in this new world requires solutions that provide high capacity and coverage with the minimum of hardware. And that’s where NSN is focusing its base station developments. A good example is the NSN Flexi Multiradio System Module. A high capacity system module with multiradio capability, the module’s hardware supports more flexible capacity increase options and over twice the capacity per volume than previous versions. In response to rapid backhaul network transformation to IP, the Flexi Multiradio System Module also features in-built IP transport support.
As HetNets grow in popularity, the ability to use multi technologies in the same network becomes critical. Large multi-radio and multi-band configurations are achievable by adding from four to six RF interfaces and through the unit’s RF (radio frequency) Module chaining capability, as well as a superior optical interfaces capacity enhanced from 3 Gbps to 6 Gbps.
Also making a remarkable contribution to gigabyte revolution is NSN Flexi Multiradio Triple RF Module 80 W. This RF module provides higher output power and wider bandwidth, and its performance has already been proven in recent successful pilot trials with major operators.
The module is suitable for indoor, outdoor, standard, distributed, mast top and 6-sector sites, enabling the most compact, cost-effective solution for high performance sites. In comparison, conventional solutions need a separate indoor cabinet and have only a single-sector RRU (remote radio unit), so three are required for each 3-sector site per band and six RRUs for a six-sector solution.
NSN remains committed to bringing operators advanced radio solutions that will help them grow their capacity and simplify their operations.
We have more to share on our NSN Flexi Multiradio Base Station here.