This blog is by Ashish Dayama, head of TD-LTE Marketing for Nokia Networks.
Nokia TD-LTE and LTE Smart Scheduler evolve to coordinated scheduling
We all engage in time domain based scheduling – blocking parcels of time between family, work, leisure, travel, etc. Similarly, an LTE base station also has to schedule its precious radio frequency resources between its hundreds of users. Scheduler software is thus installed in the base station and utilizes time and frequency domain scheduling, allotting both between its users.
The radio frequency resources are needed for setting up calls or data sessions, ending calls, downloading and uploading data, and so on. In LTE networks, the algorithms used for scheduling are not standardized. The best part of it all? Nokia’s Smart Scheduler is known to deliver up to 100% better cell edge data rate and up to 20% more capacity compared to standard industry-compliant LTE Schedulers.
If you want to see the Nokia Smart Scheduler for coordinated scheduling in action, check out this video of the live demonstration showing the improvement in downlink – an industry first at Mobile World Congress 2014.
Our Smart Scheduler’s proven, real-world performances include many mass events, where it has been tested to the extreme. One such recent event was in Shanghai at a world-class motor race event with close to 200,000 spectators taking part in the 3-day spectacle. China Mobile and Nokia Networks provided the reliable TD-LTE coverage, which required call setup requests from thousands of users, as well as high data download and upload.
Nokia’s Smart Scheduler has evolved to provide coordinated scheduling, whereby our Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations coordinate with neighboring base stations – especially with regards to users at the cell edge. This way, operators can save radio frequency resources, reduce interference, and improve customer experience.
As stated, Nokia’s coordinated scheduling approach for multiple cells is unique in the industry. It is proven to deliver great results for the entire network, doesn’t require a change in architecture or additional hardware, and can be implemented with a simple software update.
This second video shows how Nokia’s Smart Scheduler for coordinated scheduling can improve user experience in uplink:
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