Nokia Siemens Networks infuses new ‘smart’ functionalities in GSM networks

Develops software that allows GSM operators to support up to five times more smart device users on their networks.

February 2, 2011

Smart device users on GSM networks will now experience higher data throughput and less congestion. Nokia Siemens Networks has developed a new Smart Resource Adaptation software feature that allocates packet resources based on actual use of smart device applications. The software allows GSM operators to connect up to five times more smart device users to their networks.

Though GSM networks have been optimized for data applications that create large packet sizes and require high throughput, about half of the total data volume handled by these networks today is generated by smart applications that actually produce small packets,” said Prashant Agnihotri, head of GSM/EDGE product management, Nokia Siemens Networks. “If these applications are not effectively accommodated, they will end up blocking available data traffic channels, resulting in severe network congestion and slower data speeds for users.”

The new Smart Resource Adaptation software feature allocates radio timeslots on the network for applications according to actual use. This frees data traffic channels for applications that require high throughput. The software assigns packet radio resources more efficiently, resulting in up to five times higher GSM radio network efficiency for applications that generate small packets.

“Last year, we announced software features that would enable simultaneous voice and data calls, coupled with quadruple device management capacity on GSM networks,” added Prashant Agnihotri. “Now, this new feature addresses radio network traffic’s carrying capacity and efficiency, making our GSM networks portfolio smarter for operators.”

The Smart Resource Adaptation feature will be available in the second quarter of 2011.