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 Buys Australian RF Filter Company
Nokia today said it has acquired Mesaplexx, a company based in Australia that develops radio frequency (RF) filter technology. Nokia says Mesaplexx's technology will help it improve its Flexi-branded 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.
Nokia Networks to Buy Panasonic's Base Station Biz
Nokia Networks today announced that it has agreed to purchase select portions of Panasonic's wireless business. Specifically, the company will buy Panasonic's mobile phone wireless base station and related wireless equipment system businesses.