On Wednesday, Nokia Siemens Networks announced it will launch a new CDMA base station, the Flexi Multiradio CDMA Base Station, next week at the International CTIA Wireless show in New Orleans.
According to NSN, the new base station offers CDMA operators low total cost of ownership (TCO). Nokia Siemens Networks (Espoo, Finland) tests have shown that, compared to earlier generations of base stations, the new product can reduce base station operating costs by up to 70%. By sharply reducing power consumption, the Flexi Multiradio CDMA Base Station cuts both running costs and the need for power-hungry air conditioning, says the company. The compact size of the new base station minimizes site space requirements, decreases rental costs and makes it easier to deploy in indoor and outdoor locations.
“CDMA continues to represent a significant and growing opportunity in many markets. In particular, recent advances in CDMA technologies and the availability of a wide range of terminals have enhanced capabilities to meet subscriber expectations for advanced services. CDMA operators now have the opportunity to deploy solutions with a consistent approach and format,” said Scott Mottonen, head of the CDMA/LTE business line, Nokia Siemens Networks.
According to NSN, using the common Flexi Multiradio Base Station format makes the integration of CDMA into multi-technology sites straightforward, which is especially important given the ongoing adoption of LTE. The base station provides some of the latest CDMA 1X Advanced and EV-DO capabilities.
The Flexi Multiradio CDMA Base Station will be available for commercial deployments in the 800MHz and 1900MHz frequency bands by the end of 2012. A demonstration of the new base station can be seen at the Nokia Siemens Networks stand at International CTIA Wireless 2012.