NSN bags Sprint deal for large-scale LTE roll-out

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has extended its relationship with Sprint through a new contract for the deployment of LTE (TDD LTE) across its 2.5 GHz spectrum.

The LTE rollout will increase its high-speed data capacity as part of Sprint’s large-scale US roll-out. NSN is using its commercial Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, which includes a TDD LTE 8-pipe radio module for the lab demonstration.

Today, NSN has improved its technology maturity and leadership with a demonstration of 1.3 Gbps downlink thoughput at Sprint’s center in Burlingame, California.

Under the contract, NSN will implement its TDD LTE Radio solution with the latest LTE-Advanced-ready software capabilities and NetAct network management system. NSN will also provide professional services.

NSN’s TDD LTE Radio solution features the company’s Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station using high capacity baseband platform and high bandwidth TDD LTE 8-pipe radio, which combined together will provide industry leading speed and performance to end consumers.

“As we enhance our network, we need not only a return on our invested capital, but also a partner with proven TDD LTE leadership, innovation and commercialization expertise,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president of Network Operations for Sprint.

“NSN is an ideal vendor for our deployment, which will provide our customers with increased speeds and capacity in densely populated cities. We are excited to showcase what the future might hold through a live demonstration of TDD LTE Advanced with NSN’s commercial base station,” added Azzi.

“Our aim is to help our customers drive a superior mobile broadband experience with the latest innovations,” said Rick Corker, executive vice president and president of North America for NSN.

“NSN has a track record of delivering TDD LTE solutions, which have proven their worth time and again with tier one operators around the world. Our demonstration with Sprint at its lab is yet another testament to NSN’s TDD LTE expertise. We are delighted to provide Sprint with proven technology that will further enhance its goal of delivering a quality mobile broadband experience to its US subscribers,” added Corker.

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