This blog is by Anna-Kaarina Pietilä at Nokia Networks.
Think LTE is “in” these days? Think HSPA is history? Well, think again. The number of HSPA subscribers continues to grow – and HSPA networks can still benefit from optimization.
Based on lessons learned with real networks, a new reference book edited by Harri Holma and Antti Toskala from Nokia Networks and Pablo Tapia from T-Mobile, HSPA+ Evolution to Release 12: Performance and Optimization, takes you through everything you need to know to get the best out of your HSPA network. With real statistics, drive tests, and measurement logs, it’s your complete guide to HSPA optimization. A total of 26 contributors from eight countries helped create the book: people from Nokia Networks, T-Mobile, TeliaSonera, Videotron, Renesas Mobile and Signals Research Group.
In the book’s foreword, Neville Ray, CTO of T-Mobile, says:
“This book provides a great combination of theoretical principles, device design and practical aspects derived from field experience, which will help not only tune and grow your HSPA+ network, but also LTE.”
So what can you achieve with it? In fact a better question would be what can’t you achieve? No matter where you look in your HSPA network, the new guide provides techniques that show you how to squeeze the last drop of performance from it.
Proven tips and tricks
Challenged by managing uplink interference in mass events? Get up to four times more uplink capacity! We all know that smartphones come with their own challenges – learn how to achieve 25% lower power consumption and signalling, and 50% faster streaming start time.
Your end users want a faster web page download. How does 30% faster sound, achieved with state change optimization? For LTE terminals, you can achieve a 50% faster set-up time with circuit switched fallback when switching to the 3G network to run the voice call.
If you need better, more efficient management of multiband and multilayer HSPA networks, the book explains how you can maximize the U900 + U2100 networks.
And the list goes on. Enhance cell edge data rates with Multiflow features or optimize neighboring cells with Self Organizing Network (SON) to get 20% fewer call drops. You can also cut the number of inter-system handovers from 3G to 2G by 50% with parameter optimization.
The book also includes the latest 3GPP developments of HSPA technology, LTE interworking, device design solutions and the studies from Nokia Networks Smart Labs. Many of the lessons from advanced HSPA networks can also be applied to your LTE optimization.
Pick up a copy and see where you could improve your HSPA performance.
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