A new feature from Nokia Siemens Networks allows CDMA operators to offer significantly improved voice quality and coverage, and expand their mobile broadband services, while protecting their network investments. Nokia Siemens Networks is expanding its CDMA2000 portfolio with the launch of 1X Advanced technology, which can triple existing base station capacity when fully implemented. Operators can use this additional capacity to handle much greater volumes of voice or data traffic in dense metros or to improve coverage.
Nokia Siemens Networks’ 1X Advanced feature can expand base station capacity in a more energy efficient and cost effective manner. The company’s 1X Advanced capable equipment is more power efficient for a given amount of traffic than existing 1X solutions. Implementation is economical, with a simple board upgrade to the existing base-station. Operators will be able to realize even greater performance with future software upgrades.
“We see 1X Advanced as the next step in the evolution of CDMA2000, and are fully committed to investing and building our capabilities in this technology,” says Scott Mottonen, head of the CDMA/LTE business line at Nokia Siemens Networks. “As subscriber demand can be quite extreme and variable over time, CDMA operators must be able to improve network performance while keeping costs low. 1X Advanced satisfies this need by offering a cost-effective upgrade of existing network assets, while vastly enhancing quality of experience.”
Nokia Siemens Networks’ 1X Advanced capable equipment will be commercially available by the end of 2011.