Together we are smarter than ever. At our Smart Lab in Madrid, Spain, Telefónica and Nokia Siemens Networks are investigating how networks, applications and smartphones can work together more smoothly and effectively to deliver the best customer experience.
When we spoke to Telefónica during Mobile World Congress 2012, they reported that the Madrid Smart Lab played a key role in helping them reduce signaling load and smartphone battery consumption (link to video). Our support from the Smart Lab also covered professional services such as radio network performance optimization. Using multiple measurement methods, we jointly analyzed signaling load on radio and packet core networks, and reduced the load by 30% with our Network Controlled Fast Dormancy (NCFD) feature.
The Smart Lab in Madrid, which was established in August 2010, is a joint initiative between Telefónica, Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia. Engineering personnel from all three partners use the fully equipped lab to test smart device behavior on mobile networks using GSM, 3G, LTE and WiFi technologies, among others.
The Smart Lab in Madrid also benefits from continuous information exchange with Nokia Siemens Networks’ other five Smart Labs, which are located in Finland, France, USA (Dallas and Silicon Valley) and South Korea.
This post is by Gerald Reddig from Nokia Siemens Networks’ Mobile Broadband team.