Nokia Siemens Networks is highlighting TD-LTE innovation at Mobile World Congress, including a demonstration of data traffic offloading between TD-LTE and FDD-LTE and a commercially available dual-mode (FDD and TDD) end-user device. The Global TD-LTE Initiative Summit will be held on February 26, the second day of the Barcelona event.
The capability to offload traffic between TD-LTE and FDD-LTE networks paves the way for operators to optimize the use of both FDD-LTE and TD-LTE services. Sprint, for example, uses FD-LTE on a 5X5 Mhz band in the PCS band and TD-LTE in the 2.6 GHz band. “With offloading capability, the two LTE modes can work hand in glove,” said Tero Peltola, head of the LTE business line for Nokia.
Nokia Siemens will highlight new Micro and Pico base stations for LTE and Wi-Fi, designed to complement standard base station capacity in hot zones. The new Micro and Pico bases stations can be integrated into the company’s Flexi Zone architecture that has been specifically designed to target mobile traffic hot zones.
In addition to its expanded small cell portfolio, Nokia Siemens Networks is today launching its related Smart Wi-Fi product. Smart Wi-Fi Converge enables operators to integrate Wi-Fi networks into their core network and provide device provisioning for seamless subscriber access to Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi traffic steering enables operators to steer subscribers between Wi-Fi and cellular to optimum performance. Traffic steering gives operators more predictability over the Wi-Fi experience and helps maximize their HetNet assets to boost subscriber satisfaction.