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Nokia Unveiling Small Cell Data Among New Hardware

    Nokia Unveiling Small Cell Data Among New Hardware

    The first ever Mobile World Congress held in San Francisco on September 12, was attended by over 20,000 visitors, media members, analysts, and industry professionals eager to see the new product releases of more than 1,000 telecommunications companies. As mobile service vendors prepare for the operator transition from LTE to 5G, many vendor product launches are largely focused on facilitating this transition with additions and upgrades to their respective radio lineups. A long-standing name in the mobile industry, Nokia, has announced several new products that allow operators to easily increase network density in the form of small cell deployment.

    With a smaller range and a significantly lesser call volume, small cells provide low-power supplemental coverage to existing macro cell networks, demonstrating value by increasing network capacity, quality, and resilience. Small cells are commonly used in either indoor environments, such as corporate buildings, or in certain outdoor environments, and provide a smaller radio footprint that ranges from just 10 meters for urban areas to several kilometers for more rural locations.

    Nokia has added self-organizing network (SON) support to their small cell controllers, which, according to the company, “will ease the addition of thousands of small cells in an operator’s operation and management system, improve plug-and-play installation and offer real time optimization of the small cell layer.”

    Nokia added support for several different base stations, including 25 new frequency bands for its Flexi Zone Multiband station and 8 new frequencies to its Mini-Macro base station, with U.S. based support for the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). Other new small cell features introduced by Nokia include 2-channel uplink carrier aggregation, 256 QAM on the downlink, a wider unlicensed spectrum 40 megahertz channel, and an updated AirScale RRH portfolio that allows dual- and single-band FDD-LTE and TD-LTE radios which support multiple-input, multiple output, 4×4 multiple-input, and 8×4 beamforming.

    According to the head of the Small Cell Business Line at Nokia, Mark Atkinson, the new products offered by the vendor will allow mobile operators to “prepare for the ever-growing demands of people and IoT, particularly in dense megacities.” IoT refers to the “Internet of Things”, an industry terms used to designate the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other objects with embedded electronics systems that allow communication and the exchange of data between each other.

    Atkinson also spoke of a new generation of private network support allowed by MulteFire, which “will mean many more enterprises will be able to deploy their own discreet networks to enjoy the benefits that LTE will offer.”

    With the surplus of Nokia’s new product releases that focus on small cell network capabilities, their expanded device portfolio will allow customers to better achieve their specific goals for network reliability and coverage. Harold Graham, head of the 5G Business Line, affirmed this notion: “We truly understand how changes in each area of a network will affect the network as a whole, and as we evolve our end-to-end portfolio of technologies and services we are working closely with customers to ensure they are always ahead of their customers’ needs and expectations.”

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