Nokia Networks to focus on Ultra-Dense Networks, Small Cells and Single RAN at MWC 2015


Nokia Networks shows an evolution of technologies at Mobile World Congress 2015 that will allow mobile operators to serve huge data demands while maximizing their investment in spectrum assets on an evolution path to ultra-dense networks.

By 2020 mobile networks will need to serve 1000 times the traffic levels (compared to 2010) through a combination of technologies that deliver 10 times more cells, 10 times more spectrum and 10 times more efficiency.

This evolution will help operators prepare for 5G and the Internet of Things as well as build networks that expand the human possibilities of the connected world.


Portfolio enhancements at a glance:
•Extending the unique macro parity Small Cells offering with dual band LTE pico cells and a Flexi Zone 3G/Wi-Fi base station.
•Significant LTE-Advanced enhancements across all dimensions, with Carrier Aggregation launches for TDD-FDD, Small Cells and between sites.
•Capitalizing on new radio spectrum thanks to a new 8-pipe TD-LTE-Advanced 3.5GHz radio and future expansion to unlicensed bands with LTE-U technology; both demonstrated at MWC.
•Improving spectral efficiency with enhancements in both LTE- and TD-LTE-Advanced, including MIMO 4×4 and Downlink CoMP (Coordinated Multipoint).
•Single RAN Advanced portfolio now enables carbon neutral base station sites, with several launches including the launch of a new Radio Antenna System and advanced energy saving software .
•Consulting services to guide operators to the best and most cost efficient network evolution strategies, and a new Multi-layer Optimization service that can reduce unnecessary handovers by up to 20%.
•The demonstrations will be shown at the Nokia Experience Center, Hall 3, Stand 3B10.

Ken Rehbehn, Principal Analyst, 451 Research, said: “Mobile network operators are squeezed between surging customer mobile broadband data use and rising network costs. Innovative mobile network technologies and robust professional service offers make it possible for operators to deliver best-in-class 2G, 3G and LTE customer experience while driving down operational costs.”

Marc Rouanne, Executive Vice President, Mobile Broadband at Nokia Networks, said: “Operators are preparing for the huge data growth that is coming with 5G and ultra-dense networks. We help them plan ahead to evolve their networks, making the most of their existing equipment as well as deploying the newest technologies to provide a seamless experience for mobile users across all access technologies and network layers.”

Zero CO2 Emission Base Station

Nokia Networks is also launches zero CO2 emission base station site offering at Mobile World Congress 2015

Nokia Networks launches more than 20 products and services for its Single RAN Advanced portfolio at Mobile World Congress 2015. These help to achieve up to a 70% reduction in energy consumption, creating a significant driver for modernizing base station sites. The portfolio allows a broad use of renewable energy sources, making them a viable option* for powering base station sites.

The cost of solar energy systems has fallen by more than 80% during the last 10 years. With its significantly lower energy consumption, the zero-emission base station site can use solar, wind and fuel cell renewable energy sources to achieve zero CO2 emissions. Zero-emission base station sites can now be built for all electricity grid situations, from good grid to no grid.

The solution can also reduce an operator’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for a base station site by up to 30%.

New Single RAN Advanced portfolio at a glance:

•World’s first multiband and multi-technology Active Antenna family supporting 4×2 and 4×4 MIMO capable radio in each band. The new Nokia Radio Antenna System combines an ultra wideband antenna and multiple standard Remote Radio Heads (RRH) in a single enclosure, saving space, reducing feeder losses and simplifying installation and maintenance.
•LTE Energy Efficiency software features cut the energy consumption of RF units by up to 50%.
•Flexi Power Battery creates more environmentally-friendly battery backup solutions for sites with Flexi Power Rectifier and can be used with renewable energy sources. The all-weather outdoor compact battery also eliminates the need for energy-consuming cooling systems and enclosures necessary for traditional battery solutions.
•Together with software that allows the Flexi Multiradio 10 System Module to be shared across GSM/WCDMA/LTE technologies, and which cuts System Module energy consumption by up to 50%, the new capabilities make the Nokia Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station the most energy efficient base station on the market.
•The “Zero Emission” demo will be shown at the Nokia Experience Center, Hall 3, Stand 3B10.
•Asset Recovery and Re-marketing Services can boost the modernization of old, energy hungry equipment by ensuring that aging and obsolete equipment in the field today are valued, re-used, recovered and re-cycled by environmentally-compliant processes.