Nokia Siemens Networks and LG Complete LTE Interoperability Tests
Published on: 24th Nov 2009
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Nokia Siemens Networks and LG have announced that they recently completed the first end to end LTE interoperability tests in the 2100 MHz frequency band, the spectrum where first commercial deployments are expected in Japan.
The first of a series of end-to-end tests were completed with successful data calls, and demonstrated the interoperability of Nokia Siemens Networks LTE radio equipment and Evolved Packet Core network elements with an LTE USB Datacard from LG Electronics.
As a next step, field trials with LG's LTE terminal will begin in Nokia Siemens Networks' test network in Espoo and Ulm, followed by tests in operator networks. The trials will also be extended to cover other frequency bands such as 2600 MHz and AWS/700 in the next few months.
"We are committed to bring commercial LTE to operator networks and a new, faster-than-ever broadband experience for end-users. Successfully conducted interoperability tests takes us another step closer to realizing LTE commercialization," said Marc Rouanne, Head of Radio Access, Nokia Siemens Networks.
The tests covered several steps in end-to-end network configuration based on commercial LTE hardware, including the Flexi Multiradio Base Station, the Flexi NS and Flexi NG evolved packet core products, and standards-compliant software, together with LG's LTE USB Datacard. They were conducted at the Nokia Siemens Networks LTE center of competence in Oulu, Finland, with support from the R&D team in Ulm, Germany.