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June 02, 2010

Nokia Siemens Networks Facilitates High Resolution Live Video Call Between TD-LTE Devices on Separate Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks has announced it recently facilitated a high resolution live video call between TD-LTE devices connected to separate TD-LTE networks.

Considered a significant event, the call connected China Mobile's pre-commercial TD-LTE network for the Shanghai World Expo and the National Chiao Tung University's (NCTU) TD-LTE trial network in Taipei, which was set up by Nokia Siemens.

"This is a landmark achievement," said Chung-Yu Wu, the president of NCTU, in a statement. "It is a showcase for collaboration between the telecommunications industries of mainland China and Taiwan. Trials such as these go a long way in furthering TD-LTE interests in the region - and what better platform to show it off than Shanghai Expo!"

The NCTU TD-LTE trial network was just recently built by Nokia Siemens in support of the university's research program in Taipei. All necessary equipment for the TD-LTE was provided by Nokia Siemens, including core network and multiple base stations, in addition to corresponding services.

TD-LTE indoor coverage is also being provided by Nokia Siemens to support the Finland Pavilion during the World Expo in Shanghai.

"This showcase underpins our commitment to fully support TD-LTE commercialization and demonstrates our regional and global momentum in this area," said Ding Weiqing, head of China Mobile Customer Business Team at Nokia Siemens Networks. "We are well prepared to participate in various TD-LTE trials and drive commercial TD-LTE network deployments within this year."

Originally founded in Shanghai in 1896, NCTU shares the same origin as the Jiaotong universities in mainland China. The university was re-established in Hsinchu City in 1958 and since then, has become the forerunner of science and technology in Taiwan.

Nokia Siemens Networks is a global enabler of telecommunications services, with a focus on innovation and sustainability. The company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, in addition to professional services.

In other Nokia Siemens news, the company announced, along with Samsung, that they have successfully conducted what is called "the world's first TD-LTE data call" using a prototype end-user device. The demonstration also proved the interoperability of Nokia Siemens Networks' end to end Time Division Long Term Evolution or "TD-LTE" network solution with Samsung's TD-LTE USB dongle.

Nakina Systems, a provider of carrier grade management and network integrity solutions, has entered into a partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks to provide joint network integrity solutions for Communications Service Providers.

Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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