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August 21, 2009

Nokia Siemens Network Enhances the Mobile Broadband Network for Hutchison
By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

Hutchison 3G Austria is allowing its subscribers to get a taste of the new technologies with the help of Nokia Siemens Network. Hutchison is increasing its overall capacity of mobile broadband network with microwave backhaul technology from Nokia Siemens (News - Alert) Networks.

Companies such as Hutchison 3G Austria see a huge potential in 3G market and want to capitalize on that market. Such clients rely on the technological knowhow of companies such as Nokia Siemens Networks (News - Alert) to make a smooth transition to the next level. This will allow companies such as Hutchison to keep their future expansions simple and cost efficient.
With a line of sight radio link, microwave backhaul provides the link between individual mobile base stations and the rest of an operator’s network. Also, to enable ultra high-speed downloads and prepare for a completely new mobile broadband experience in the future, Hutchison 3G (News - Alert) Austria has extended its existing contract with Nokia Siemens Networks.
“Having long standing business relationship with H3G Austria we know the architecture of their network by heart. Therefore we have the experience and established processes to smoothly handle their transition to future technologies,” said Dietmar Appeltauer, Head of Central East Europe at Nokia Siemens Networks. “What’s more, given the easy integration with existing elements of the network we can keep new expansions simple and cost efficient.”
Nokia Siemens Networks will look to maximize performance of the current installed base and will build extra capacity in the existing network as it is the sole supplier of the operator’s microwave network. This will allow Hutchison to deliver up to 155 Mbps once the operator migrates its network to LTE (News - Alert).
Recently, Nokia Siemens Networks completed a core network capacity expansion for StarHub. Nokia Siemens Network’s software offering will help StarHub route the 3G data traffic effectively, improving the user experience while reducing capital and operating expenses. Nokia Siemens Networks has expanded the network capacity by implementing flat network architecture, using its Direct Tunnel solution.

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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray


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