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MWC: Liquid Radio upgrade frees more broadband

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At next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia Siemens Networks will introduce a range of new features to its Liquid Radio Software Suites to help operators address changing capacity demands.

The update includes a new LTE Software Suite as well as new WCDMA and GSM Software Suite applications. The improved set of features across the range of Liquid Radio Software Suites enable operators to move toward 100 times greater WCDMA uplink capacity to meet growing capacity demand. They can also help release 35% of GSM spectrum for use by WCDMA and LTE, and ensure that LTE networks and spectrum are fully utilized. ‚”The new features build on our existing Liquid Radio Software Suites, which are field-proven across the globe with more than 100 operators using them commercially to adapt network resources to unpredictable mobile broadband demand,‚” said Stephan Litjens, head of LTE product management, Nokia Siemens Networks. ‚”The unique features enable operators in all markets to deliver high quality mobile services with fewer sites and infrastructure, using available spectrum as efficiently as possible. They also help provide the necessary capacity for new mobile broadband services and applications.‚” The introduction of the new Liquid Radio LTE Software Suite anticipates the evolution of LTE multiband networks. It ensures that all LTE spectrum assets can be fully loaded, so operators can serve more subscribers with higher data speeds. These features balance traffic loads across different LTE base stations and frequency bands. As dual-mode LTE smartphones become more common, this balancing will also exist between FD-LTE and TD-LTE. The new software applications in the Liquid Radio WCDMA Software Suite work together to help operators move towards 100 times greater WCDMA uplink capacity to meet demand created by social media as users upload more and more video and images. New GSM features in the Liquid Radio GSM Software Suite enable quality of service (QoS) differentiation to prioritize traffic and further improve service quality for GSM subscribers. The full set of features in the Liquid Radio GSM Software Suite reduces spectrum demand by 35%, enabling efficient GSM spectrum refarming for use by WCDMA and LTE and reducing total cost of ownership by 25%. Nokia Siemens Networks also offers planning, implementation and optimization services for its new software features.

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