NSN: new GSM base station and antenna combination doubles capacity

Nokia Siemens Networks has announced a new base station and antenna combination which is claimed to double GSM network capacity by improving spectrum efficiency and network performance. The new component optimizes existing GSM network investments as well as new deployments. Communications Service Providers (CSPs) can now boost their GSM base station capacity by up to 100% within their existing spectrum to support increasing subscriber numbers and provide a better mobile experience.

The new GSM base station site offering - a combination of a compact base station and latest dual beam antennas - follows the launch of Nokia Siemens Networks’ High-Performance Site Solution for WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+ and Internet-HSPA (I-HSPA) networks last year. It enables a six-sector site, instead of the traditional three-sector site used in most network rollouts today, to improve network capacity and coverage. The new offering also increases the signalling capacity that is crucial to support applications like push email, Facebook, Twitter, etc for smartphone users and added subscriber base in the existing network resources.

“Our base station site innovation helps operators across the world to increase their network coverage, and enhance customer experience and loyalty,” said Prashant Agnihotri, head of Product Management for GSM/EDGE, Nokia Siemens Networks. “We are already deploying this technology in India, and it marks our commitment to improve network efficiency. Our software increases network capacity and optimizes spectral efficiency in all markets where spectrum  is scarce.”

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