Nokia Siemens Networks has revealed that it would be 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.”
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.