This blog is by Ashish Dayama, Head of TD-LTE Marketing at Nokia Solutions and Networks.
At any given time, you may be Whatsapping with your friends, tweeting with high definition images, downloading movies, uploading photos of new decor for your kitchen, or watching your grandkids’ 5K run from a distant country. Chances are, you’re probably doing all of this via LTE and, in many instances, TD-LTE or NSN TD-LTE to be precise.
NSN is experiencing a surge of TD-LTE contracts and many of them are large, multiple year contracts. This surge is driven by consumer demand. There are so many new apps to discover that it’s no wonder they are quickly becoming essentials of everyday life.
I cannot live without Whatsapp. I’m connected to my family members in Boston, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, London, Shanghai and Chicago via Whatsapp. I have to admit it was a thrill to be able to share my Rio GTI event photos with them on Whatsapp instantly from Brazil. NSN’s 1.3Gbps throughput achievement last month in Sprint’s lab was instantly observed on Twitter and other social media networks, which- we know, underscores the huge demand for network capacity. As operators are dealing with limited spectrum, they are deploying TD-LTE networks now more than ever. And, NSN, it seems, has become the go-to supplier.
Take for example our recent win with Sprint for large scale rollout in US. Under the contract, NSN will implement its TDD LTE Radio solution with the latest LTE-Advanced-ready software capabilities and our NetAct network management system. NSN will also provide professional services. This will increase Sprint’s high-speed data capacity. Another example is our recent major contract with China Mobile in which NSN’s share in the operator’s TD-LTE network roll-out positions us as a leading non-Chinese vendor in the very competitive Chinese market. NSN also secured an entry into six new provinces.
Another win is in Australia where both LTE FDD and LTE TDD networks are deployed for a large scale roll-out. NSN is unique in that we have TD-LTE contracts in all six continents.
Having anticipated this surge in TDD-FDD network deployment,NSN focused on innovating in this space early on, demonstrating the world’s first LTE TDD-FDD offloading and load balancing at MWC 2013. The achievement was well accepted by the industry and many operators.
It’s also worth noting that most of the TD-LTE contracts are already primed for LTE-Advanced features, which clearly signifies the pent up demand for mobile broadband network capacity. Sure,our wins may be testament to our leadership in TD-LTE, but the truth is we are truly driven to innovate further for the continued globalization and commercialization of TD-LTE.
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