Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has demonstrated new features for
HSPA+ networks that improve smartphone performance. The vendor has
implemented a range of standards-based features that deliver Continuous
Packet Connectivity (CPC). By reducing network interference, the
feature set provides five times more uplink capacity and allows
operators to support more smartphone users on HSPA+ networks. In addition, smart device batteries can last 15% longer while users benefit from a 60% increase in data rates.
Nokia Siemens Networks has successfully demonstrated new features for HSPA+ networks that improve smartphone performance.
It is the first to implement a bundle of standards-based features that
deliver Continuous Packet Connectivity (CPC). By reducing network
interference, the feature set provides five times more uplink capacity
and allows operators to support more smartphone users on HSPA+
networks. In addition, smart device batteries last 15% longer while
people benefit from a 60% increase in data rates.
“High network interference levels pose a serious challenge to network
capacity, considerably limiting the number of smartphone users that
operators can add to their HSPA+ networks. These challenges are
magnified with the ongoing rise in smartphone penetration,” said Keith
Sutton, head of the WCDMA business line for Nokia Siemens Networks. “Via
extensive testing, we’ve established that Continuous Packet
Connectivity serves as a powerful tool by countering these challenges
and optimizing HSPA+ performance.”
The tests included field testing using Nokia Siemens Networks’ Flexi
Multiradio Base Station with commercial HSPA+ software and the
company’s multicontroller as well as Nokia smartphones. These tests
were conducted at a Nokia Siemens Networks Smart Lab in collaboration
with experts from a tier-1 operator.
Nokia Siemens Networks’ Smart Labs
are equipped with an end-to-end network where the dependencies between
mobile broadband technologies, devices, applications and services can
be evaluated. The company engages all stakeholders in the mobile
ecosystem at these labs, advising them on how to further optimize
network and application performance.
“We believe CPC is an important step in the continuous evolution of
HSPA. The results prove that this technology is effective in increasing
data speeds improving user experience especially when sharing pictures
and files in social media and other services. This technology also has
a positive impact on battery life. We are looking to adapt CPC to our
smart devices platforms to maximize the benefits it delivers,” said Timo
Joutsenvirta, Smart Devices Technology Marketing, Nokia.
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