This blog is by Amit Gurtu at Nokia Networks.
Nokia Flexi Lite Base Stations continue to grow in importance with our customers around the world as they struggle to address the ever-increasing capacity and coverage demands on their networks. Today, Flexi Lite is best used to complement a mobile broadband macro network for coverage enhancement (particularly in-building). However, as macro networks become increasingly congested and unable to meet the continuing increase in data demand, Flexi Lite will be used more for capacity enhancement: as an underlay beneath the macro layer.
China Unicom recently chose Nokia Flexi Lite to solve coverage challenges for its 300 million mobile subscribers – 50% of whom are 3G and 4G users. They were looking for an easy to deploy solution that would resolve coverage in congested downtown areas and Nokia’s Flexi Lite was chosen as it could improve coverage where site acquisition was an issue for the macro cell, with the added benefit of having zero footprint.
This is Nokia Networks’ first Flexi Lite deal with China Unicom. Commenting on the relationship, Song Weidong, Head of Gansu Lanzhou Mobile Network Branch at China Unicom, and C.S. Qi, Head of Nokia Networks’ Gansu Unicom Customer Team, say:
“Over the years of cooperation, Nokia is a true long-term partner in terms of product and services. 3G Flexi Lite helps us improve network coverage in downtown areas and has proven to be very easy to implement and provide the high capacity required.”
Song Weidong, Head of Gansu Lanzhou Mobile Network Branch at China Unicom
“This deal is a testament to the outstanding cooperation between Nokia and Gansu Unicom. We will continue to bring innovative products and solutions to help them keep ahead on network capability”
C.S. Qi, Head of Nokia Netowrks’ Gansu Unicom Customer Team
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