Nokia's Centralized RAN technology deployed by Telefonica
Published on: 8th Jun 2016
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Football fans attending matches at Valencia's Mestalla Stadium are set to enjoy significantly better mobile broadband services thanks to Telef nica's deployment of the Nokia Centralized RAN and small cells technologies.
The Nokia Centralized RAN solution is designed to meet increasingly high traffic demands and uplink throughput at sports venues and events, complemented by Nokia's Flexi Zone Small Cells products, Flexi Lite Base Stations and global services support to ensure seamless coverage and capacity, indoors and outdoors.
Events such as football games can bring over fifty thousand spectators to the Mestalla Stadium, all using their mobile devices to share pictures and videos with family and friends via social networks. The Nokia Centralized RAN solution will help Telefónica ease any build-up of network congestion by combining multiple base stations that co-operate with one another to turn harmful interference into useful traffic.
The technology increases the average uplink capacity in existing LTE networks so that uploading can be done much faster. It also improves download speeds and extends battery life as devices no longer need to transmit at high power to cut through interference.