M1 successfully completes 100 Mbps data call on trial LTE network
Singapore - February 12, 2010
Call used commercial LTE hardware and software from Nokia Siemens Networks
MobileOne (M1), the leading mobile operator in Singapore, has today successfully completed a 100 Mbps data call on its Long Term Evolution (LTE) trial network. This makes it the first South Asian operator to achieve this milestone on commercial LTE hardware and software. The call was made at M1’s flagship store in Singapore, where the operator is trialing and showcasing applications over LTE together with its partner Nokia Siemens Networks.
“I am delighted with the completion of today’s data call, which met our requirements for low latency, high speed, and reliability,” said Patrick Scodeller, chief technical officer at M1. “The ongoing trial will let us obtain firsthand experience of Nokia Siemens Networks’ commercially ready LTE hardware and software, based on its Flexi Multiradio base stations. Our network modernization contract with Nokia Siemens Networks represents the first steps in our evolution towards LTE, and this trial helps pave the way to faster and better quality mobile broadband services in the future.“
“LTE will not only enable a rich end-user experience but also help drive new business opportunities for operators like M1,” said Ricky Corker, head of Asia Pacific, Nokia Siemens Networks. “The technology is rapidly approaching commercial introduction in many markets, and trials such as these are proof of LTE’s potential to deliver fantastic mobile broadband.”
M1 will be showcasing High Definition (HD) TV streaming, as well as high-speed file download over an LTE network at its flagship store until end March 2010.
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Nokia Siemens Networks’ Flexi Base Station is the industry’s smallest and most efficient multi-technology base station with a unique design and architecture. The Flexi Base Station decreases energy consumption up to 70% compared to traditional base stations, underpinning Nokia Siemens Networks’ commitment to environmentally sustainable solutions. It is the world’s first commercial multiradio base station ever shipped, with multiple software-defined radio technologies implemented in the same hardware. The Flexi Multiradio Base Station provides a cost-effective solution for mobile network evolution for existing or mobile entry markets, as well as for operators planning to modernize their networks with the latest technology and future-proof equipment. It provides a smooth evolution path from 2G to 3G and LTE.
Nokia Siemens Networks is committed to driving the commercialization of LTE networks. In September 2009, it completed the world’s first LTE call using a commercial base station and fully standards-compliant software. This was followed by the world’s first LTE handover test in October, interoperability tests with four leading mobile device vendors in November, and the first data call at a maximum downlink rate of 100 Mbps for a Class 3 USB wireless modem with Korea’s LG in February this year.