KT has selected Nokia Siemens Networks as one of its LTE (4G) mobile broadband infrastructure and services vendors. The operator plans to meet the fast growing demand for mobile broadband and smartphone data services by re…
KT has selected Nokia Siemens Networks as one of its LTE (4G) mobile broadband infrastructure and services vendors. The operator plans to meet the fast growing demand for mobile broadband and smartphone data services by re-farming its 1.8GHz band. This will allow KT to offer its subscribers a superior, 4G, mobile broadband experience by mid 2012.
According to KT: “We are happy to partner with Nokia Siemens Networks and are confident of the company’s mobile broadband capabilities and extended support services. Nokia Siemens Networks’ enhanced focus on mobile broadband will certainly help us deliver superior customer experience with the launch of LTE services.”
Nokia Siemens Networks is providing its 1.8GHz LTE radio equipment including its award-winning Flexi Multiradio Base Stations. The company is also providing services including network integration and commissioning. Nokia Siemens Networks’ NetAct operations support system will enable effective monitoring, management and optimization of KT’s LTE network.
“Re-use of spectrum has become all the more vital due to its limited availability and the increasing use of smartphones and rich applications,” said Paul Tyler, head of Asia Pacific region at Nokia Siemens Networks. “Spectrum re-farming is emerging as a viable option for operators looking to better allocate existing spectrum cost efficiently and provide next-generation LTE services that offer a better customer experience.”
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