Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) announced the launch of the Flexi Multiradio Base Station, which covers GSM/EDGE, W-CDMA/HSPA and LTE in a single unit.
The Flexi architecture was a game changer when it came out a couple years ago, moving from the big refrigerator-style products to one that is more compact and better for the environment, explained Dhruv Khanna, head of NSN’s radio access business for North America. The multiradio product takes that innovation one notch higher, he said, and consumes about the same amount of power as a household appliance, like a TV.
Running multiple technologies in a single base station means reduced operating expenses for operators due to fewer site visits and reduced maintenance.
The hope is to begin deployment of the multiradio base stations in 2010, he said. NSN also offers a Flexi base station for WiMAX.
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