Nokia Siemens Network has demonstrated the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) products in a Road show in Pakistan. Earlier this month, NSN had showcased its third generations products in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt and Morocco.
During the demonstration Nokia Siemens Network’s Country Director in Pakistan said that the timing of our road show could not be more opportune.
“With Pakistan’s telecommunication industry witnessing strong growth, the need for a richer communications services in Pakistan is raising the demand for 3G and 4G. New services now and in the future require higher speeds at an affordable cost.”
It is clear that broadband can change Pakistan as it connects rural businesses and consumers to the rest of the world, enables new ways of doing business and adds agility to urban enterprises.
In fact as per a Broadband Survey conducted by Nokia Siemens Networks in 2009, the desire to use mobile and data applications in Pakistan- surfing the web and application downloading – reaches up to 55 percent of the population.
Usage of audio /music mobile downloading alone has shown an interest rate of 88 percent.
LTE is the de-facto evolution path of the 3G mobile standard that is based on a full flat IP architecture and is optimized for data and multimedia traffic.
Having demonstrated the world’s first LTE demo with data speeds up to 160 Mb/s, Nokia Siemens Networks has been at the forefront of developments in this space.
In Middle East Africa specifically, Nokia Siemens Networks was behind the region’s first LTE contract with Zain Bahrain. “Leading the evolution of broadband technology means our customers will be the first to benefit,” added Waraich.
“Today, we are reinforcing our vision of helping operators enrich customers experience, via a showcase of the latest next generation mobile broadband technology to mobile operators in the region.”
LTE will truly revolutionize the region’s mobile market, changing the way businesses and individuals communicate.
The technology will unleash a plethora of new devices such as Internet telephones and videophones to end user services such as teleconferencing, telecommuting, to wider benefits in medical services such as remote diagnosis, interactive distance education, rich multimedia entertainment, digitally-controlled home appliances and much more.
“What’s more the Nokia Siemens Networks LTE proposition is based on software upgrades to current 3G networks that are currently deployed by a majority of regional mobile operators,” added Waraich
At the heart of the Nokia Siemens Networks’ solution is its Flexi Base Station that supports multiple technologies from GSM/EDGE and WCDMA/HSPA to LTE on a single platform.
Being only 20% of the size and weight of a conventional base station, it is energy efficient and designed to minimize the overall cost of network operation and maintenance.