Nokia Siemens Claims to Triple CDMA 1X Capacity
Nokia Siemens Networks today announced the addition of 1X Advanced to its CDMA base station technology portfolio. When fully deployed, Nokia Siemens says that its 1X Advanced technology will allow network operators to improve call quality and coverage, as well as handle thrice the volume of voice and data traffic. Nokia Siemens says the coverage and capacity boost requires only a board upgrade to existing base stations. Last, the new 1X Advanced technology is more energy efficient, which will allow network operators to reduce the cost or running base stations. Nokia Siemens 1X Advanced boards will be available in volume by the end of the year.
Nokia's ReefShark Chips to Connect 5G Base Stations
Nokia today announced new 5G chipsets that will triple the throughput of base stations while also drastically slashing power consumption. The ReefShark chipsets pair Nokia's antennas with artificial intelligence in order to push the performance of base stations.
Nokia Confirms Talks to Acquire Alcatel-Lucent
Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent today said they are in advanced talks concerning a merger or acquisition between the two. Such a deal would would produce a massive competitor to Sweden's Ericsson and China's Huawei in the telecommunications market.
T-Mobile Launches RCS-Based Advanced Messaging
T-Mobile today announced Advanced Messaging, a refresh of its base messaging service that adds several powerful features. Advanced Messaging is based on Rich Communications Services (RCS), which allows T-Mobile to offer near real-time chatting.
T-Mobile and Nokia Hit 1.3Gbps Downloads Using LAA
T-Moble says it has attained download speeds of 1.3 Gbps using LTE-LAA technology from Nokia. The result was reached in a lab using Nokia's commercial Nokia AirScale Micro RRH platform.