This blog is by Ashish Dayama from the Networks business of Nokia.
“Nokia Networks is leading the globalization and commercialization of TD-LTE, TDD-FDD carrier aggregation and TD-LTE Advanced. This GTI Gold Award is a testament to that and I’m honored to accept it here at MWC 2015 on behalf of the entire TD-LTE team,” says Hossein Moiin, executive vice president, Technology & Innovation, Nokia Networks.
Watching a football team picking up a trophy recently, it was obvious the team was thrilled. This was the reward for all the hard work put in over the qualifying rounds. Yet, looking around the stadium, there was one group who appeared even more pleased – the fans. The reward for their loyalty and their investment of time and money was the entertainment and excitement they received as they willed their team to new heights.
I was reminded of this last night when Nokia Networks picked up the GTI Market Development Award 2014, confirming our leadership in TD-LTE and our contribution to a strong TD-LTE ecosystem. Yes, it was a nice accolade, especially since we had picked up the same award in 2013. But how did we get there and who, ultimately, are the winners?
Who are the real winners here?
For us, the road to this award has been paved with a lot of effort and shared successes. These included unprecedented speed records such as 4.1 Gbps TDD-FDD LTE throughput with China Mobile and Ooredoo, and 2.6 Gbps throughput over TD-LTE using the commercial Nokia Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station with Sprint in the USA.
Most recently, Nokia Networks and China Telecom achieved the world’s first TDD-FDD carrier aggregation using commercial chipset vendor Marvell. Nokia Networks is also the number one foreign vendor for the supply of 4G in China and the leading TD-LTE vendor outside China, with contracts from Sprint USA, Optus Australia, SKY Brazil and Mobily Saudi Arabia, among others.
These are some of the ‘qualifying rounds’ that have led us to this latest prize. Many of our successes have been achieved in concert with our customers, whose investment of time and support has also paid off. So it is not just the Nokia Networks team up on the podium receiving praise: our operator customers also share in our success, with new solutions, more innovations, better products and a bigger, more capable ecosystem – for their subscribers.
Just like those fans of the football team, they are the real winners.
Have you heard what we launched at MWC 2015?:
Nokia Networks showcases new TD-LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation features, industry’s first 8-pipe 3.5 GHz radio
We have more to share on TD-LTE here.
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