New CDMA base station launched by Nokia Siemens Networks #CTIA12

• 4G upgrade capability underlines commitment to technology evolution

May 2, 2012

• Can reduce base station operating costs up to 70%
• 4G upgrade capability underlines commitment to technology evolution

Nokia Siemens Networks is bringing the benefits of its globally recognized Flexi Multiradio Base Station platform* to CDMA** operators. Nokia Siemens Networks is launching its Flexi Multiradio CDMA Base Station at International CTIA Wireless® 2012 next week. The new base station is energy efficient and compact, helping operators to lower costs as well as allowing a smooth migration to LTE. The launch emphasizes the company’s long-term commitment to CDMA by integrating the technology into its wider Flexi base station portfolio.

The new base station offers CDMA operators low total cost of ownership (TCO). Nokia Siemens Networks tests have shown that, compared to earlier generations of base stations, the new product can reduce base station operating costs by up to 70%. By sharply reducing power consumption, the Flexi Multiradio CDMA Base Station cuts both running costs and the need for power-hungry air conditioning. The compact size of the new base station minimizes site space requirements, decreases rental costs and makes it easier to deploy in indoor and outdoor locations.

”We’ve integrated our acquired CDMA capabilities into the industry-leading Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Base Station portfolio, focusing on customers’ on-going needs. To achieve this, we have invested significant R&D resources to create flexible future options for CDMA operators including multi-technology capabilities,” said Scott Mottonen, head of the CDMA/LTE business line, Nokia Siemens Networks. “CDMA continues to represent a significant and growing opportunity in many markets. In particular, recent advances in CDMA technologies and the availability of a wide range of terminals have enhanced capabilities to meet subscriber expectations for advanced services. CDMA operators now have the opportunity to deploy solutions with a consistent approach and format.”

Using the common Flexi Multiradio Base Station format makes the integration of CDMA into multi-technology sites straightforward, which is especially important given the ongoing adoption of LTE. The base station provides some of the latest CDMA 1X Advanced*** (voice) and EV-DO**** (data) capabilities, as well as flexibility and scalability to meet future demands. With this base station, operators can be assured that their CDMA investments are protected as they transition towards LTE.

The Flexi Multiradio CDMA Base Station is backed by Nokia Siemens Networks’ global experts and complete portfolio of services including consultancy, design and planning, systems integration, deployment, optimization, maintenance, and managed services.

The Flexi Multiradio CDMA Base Station will be available for commercial deployments in the 800MHz and 1900MHz frequency bands by the end of 2012, with additional frequency bands provided based on market demand.

A demonstration of the new base station can be seen at the Nokia Siemens Networks stand (Booth # 3701, Hall D) at International CTIA Wireless® 2012.

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