|“Intelligent” Antennas Rolled Out for Telecom Italia’s Next Generation Mobile Network|
Telecom Italia has installed its first six “intelligent” mobile phone antennas in Bologna, capable of enhancing HSPA technology performance. Developed by Telecom Italia and manufactured in partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks, the new antennas optimize the performance of HSPA base stations by allocating transmission capacity as effectively as possible on the basis of continuous monitoring of customers’ bandwidth requirements. The technology also reduces power usage and electromagnetic fields.
Through the Telecom Italia Lab Innovation Centre, Telecom Italia and Nokia Siemens Networks have developed and manufactured the first “intelligent” mobile phone antennas capable of enhancing High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) technology performance. More compact and versatile, these antennas optimize mobile phone base station performance by enhancing the quality of service supplied to customers, while at the same time drawing less power and reducing electromagnetic fields.
The antennas monitor customers’ bandwidth requirements and use this information to allocate transmission capacity and supply service as effectively as possible. In effect, these antennas are not static but dynamic devices capable of modulating network performance to meet customers’ real, on-the-ground needs. These “intelligent” antennas are a key stepping stone towards more efficient mobile broadband usage, particularly in view of next-generation 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) systems.