Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and Panasonic Mobile Communications have been selected by Japanese mobile operator NTT DOCOMO to develop next generation mobile broadband network architecture for LTE-A (long term evolution-advanced).
As part of the agreement, the two companies will provide NTT DOCOMO with high-capacity base stations optimized for the requirements of LTE-A. These base stations will ensure initial equipment capacity of 300Mbps in the network and enable new cloud-based architecture and services.
In addition, the two vendors will provide Remote Radio Head (RRH) to roll out small cells to enhance the coverage and capacity of the LTE-A network.
In a separate contract, Nokia Siemens Networks has been selected by DOCOMO PACIFIC, a subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO, to provide a 4G LTE in the Pacific island of Guam.
The LTE deployment is an extension of NSN’s successful relationship with DOCOMO PACIFIC. NSN implemented the operator’s GSM/EDGE network, the 3G network and, most recently, the HSPA+ upgrade in 2011.
NSN has deployed its energy-efficient Single Radio Access Network (RAN) solution with high-capacity Flexi Multiradio Base Stations. As part of the contract, NSN also upgraded its NetAct network management system to enable consolidated and effective monitoring, management and optimization of DOCOMO PACIFIC’s network across all radio technologies.