Nokia Siemens Networks marks major milestone in Packet Core for mobile broadband
Date: Tue, 02/14/2012 - 18:59
100 operators use the company’s Liquid Core based LTE-ready packet core
Above, Nokia Siemens´s solutions at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona
Over 285 operators in more than 115 countries around the globe use Nokia Siemens Networks’ packet core offering* to serve the fast growing demand for mobile broadband. Of these, over 100 operators use the company’s Liquid Core based LTE-ready packet core**, and are equipping their networks to support LTE and substantially reduce overall core network cost of ownership. The company has deployed over 2000 packet core network elements*** worldwide, and is the number one provider of LTE-ready packet core for GSM/ EDGE, HSPA, LTE and Wi-Fi based mobile broadband networks.
“Mobile broadband data traffic is expected to grow nearly 2600% by 2015, and with consumer users set to outpace enterprise users, operators must be able to support typical consumer usage patterns such as video streaming, gaming and social networking,” said Thorsten Robrecht, head of Network Systems product management, Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our packet core helps them to do this smoothly and cost-efficiently. Further, operators can easily evolve their traditional packet core to support LTE using their existing LTE-ready packet core, and manage all subscriber services. This helps maximize revenues while lowering cost of delivery of mobile broadband.”
Nokia Siemens Networks’ LTE-ready packet core offering is based on its Liquid Core architecture. This helps operators better manage unpredictable data traffic demand by flexibly allocating network resources, and channeling capacity where needed. Operators can enjoy tremendous hardware efficiency gains by reducing floor space by up to 80%, reap substantial core network savings for e.g. by lowering energy costs by up to 65%, and maintain the overall quality of subscriber experience.
The company’s LTE-ready packet core solution supports GSM/EDGE, HSPA/HSPA+ and Wi-Fi and LTE/LTE-Advanced. With this, operators can protect their network investments more easily by evolving their existing packet core networks to support the latest radio access technologies with a software upgrade. They can also evolve to a ‘cloud’ based core network architecture, pool resources such as processing power and share them among different core network applications such as applications of LTE-ready packet core, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Mobile Softswitching System.