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February 23, 2011

Nokia Siemens Launches FlexiPacket Microwave Platform for Operators

By Sujata Garud
TMCnet Contributor

Nokia Siemens Networks has launched a new FlexiPacket Microwave platform for operators upgrading 3G, WiMAX and LTE (News - Alert). The platform includes software that can be programmed to provide operations for both hybrid and full packet traffic mode.

This allows operators to choose any evolutionary path from legacy TDM-base to all-IP backhaul, using a single platform across the whole transport network. This will allow them to scale-up according to the need of the hour.

In a press release, Vesa Tykkyläinen, head of microwave transport business line, Nokia Siemens (News - Alert) Networks, said, “With transport networks moving towards all-IP, operators want the convenience of migrating parts of the network rather than the whole network in one go. Our new FlexiPacket Microwave offers operators more functionality and flexibility. The platform’s software features make capacity upgrades simple and flexible.”

The platform can help optimize the operator’s total cost of ownership along with reducing risks that result from any technology migration. Additionally, its zero footprint and low-power consumption design translates into lower site costs, lower installation and commissioning costs coupled with faster rollout.

An end-to-end point and click service provisioning system enables customers also to provide a faster time to market for new services, better monitoring of network performance, improved quality of service as well as service differentiation, according to the company.

The FlexiPacket Microwave provides unique capabilities for the “Single RAN” evolutions, offering IP migration capabilities for all Radio technologies, optimized for legacy BTS in co-locations as well as new “Full IP” Single RAN solutions.

The new FlexiPacket Microwave Platform can be viewed by network operators, customers, press and analysts at Nokia (News - Alert) Siemens Networks Experience Center in Hall 8, C01.

Nokia Siemens Networks was in news recently when it successfully demonstrated a combination of LTE frequency bands for providing better mobile broadband at the Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) 2011 in Barcelona.

Sujata Garud is a TMCnet freelancer with three years of writing/editing experience and two years of market research experience. As an editor she has covered the IT, electronics, banking, pharma, construction, mining and healthcare industries. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Janice McDuffee

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