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SDR implementation with LTE

ZTE, a global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced a contract with Telenor Hungary, a subsidiary of one of the Telenor Group, to build a GSM/UMTS/LTE network in Hungary. ZTE will provide the company with radio and core infrastructure over the next five years, including its industry leading End-to-End and Uni-RAN solutions.

“As part of our vision of a Digital Hungary, we predict a growing need for simple- to-use, value-for-money mobile communications services across Hungary, especially mobile broadband and we now see that the time has come to switch to the next gear and take the lead in providing even faster and even more reliable services to our customers,” said Anders Jensen, CEO of Telenor Hungary.

ZTE will switch, expand and operate the GSM/UMTS/LTE network and deploy over 6,000 base stations, including LTE eNodeBs throughout the country. With its SDR-based solution, ZTE will help Telenor Hungary achieve a unified 2G/3G/LTE core network, supporting multi-mode and multi-band wireless services. This technology eliminates the need for further infrastructure upgrades, providing the operator with the flexibility to roll-out new services and a smooth evolution path to LTE.

“This agreement with Telenor Hungary marks another major breakthrough in the European market for ZTE’s Uni-RAN technology and further cements our partnership with Telenor. With ZTE’s unified network, Telenor Hungary will have the flexibility to upgrade its network as new services are rolled-out, preparing it for the imminent 4G era”, Kenneth Fredriksen, GM of ZTE’s Telenor Business Unit.

ZTE has previously built unified GSM/UMTS/LTE networks for Telenor in India and Montenegro. It follows progress in the Portuguese, German and Belgium markets. ZTE has to date rolled-out 7 LTE commercial networks and over 50 LTE trials distributed in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific areas.

And why do I think this is good ?

SDR brings many efficiencies along with it – a convergence on the Radio, lower CAPEX, spectral efficiency and  OPEX reduction by lower OPEX – lower number of truck rolls and better capacity planning along with lesser telco gear – single antenna, single cabinet base station with lesser power etc.

  • New features and capabilities to be added to existing infrastructure without requiring major new capital expenditures, allowing service providers to quasi-future proof their networks.
  • The use of a common radio platform for multiple markets, significantly reducing logistical support and operating expenditures.
  • Remote software downloads, through which capacity can be increased, capability upgrades can be activated and new revenue generating features can be inserted.
  • Reduce costs in providing end-users with access to ubiquitous wireless communications – enabling them to communicate with whomever they need, whenever they need to and in whatever manner is appropriate.
  • New features and capabilities to be added to existing infrastructure without requiring major new capital expenditures, allowing service providers to quasi-future proof their networks.
  • The use of a common radio platform for multiple markets, significantly reducing logistical support and operating expenditures.
  • Remote software downloads, through which capacity can be increased, capability upgrades can be activated and new revenue generating features can be inserted.
  • Reduce costs in providing end-users with access to ubiquitous wireless communications – enabling them to communicate with whomever they need, whenever they need to and in whatever manner is appropriate.

Source: http://www.eurocomms.com/

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