Nokia Siemens Networks has launched a solution that enables GSM operators using Motorola Solutions’ radio equipment to connect their base stations with its Flexi Base Station Controller.
The solution enables Motorola’s GSM operators to benefit from NSN’s Single RAN advanced technology, which is also said to provide a network evolution path to 3G and LTE technologies.
The commercial launch of the solution is expected by the end of June this year.
Kimmo Virkki, head of GSM product management, Nokia Siemens Networks said that the solution enables Motorola’s GSM radio network customers to reduce operational costs, improve network quality and support more end-users with the existing installed Motorola base station resources. “The first network implementations with select customers show that our approach significantly increases network quality, voice and data traffic and EDGE throughput with Motorola base stations in the field, helping to protect operators’ investments,” he said.
NSN’s Flexi Base Station Controller is said to support up to 4200 carrier units in one cabinet and offer up to 80% reduction in energy consumption, and a 40% increase in capacity over existing base station controllers.
The development appears to be part of a process by Nokia Siemens Networks to integrate Motorola Solution’s technology with its own.
Nokia Siemens Networks completed its acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ network assets last month.