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Press Release -- February 18th, 2013
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Nokia Siemens Networks new software features create more broadband capacity

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain – February 18, 2013

Updated Liquid Radio Software Suites enhance use of GSM, WCDMA and LTE networks and spectrum to offer a better mobile broadband user experience

Nokia Siemens Networks is introducing a range of new features to its Liquid Radio Software Suites* to help operators address constantly changing capacity demands. The update includes a new LTE Software Suite as well as new WCDMA and GSM Software Suite applications. The improved set of features across the range of Liquid Radio Software Suites enable operators to move toward 100 times greater WCDMA uplink capacity to meet growing capacity demand. They can also help release 35% of GSM spectrum for use by WCDMA and LTE, and ensure that LTE networks and spectrum are fully utilized.

“The new features build on our existing Liquid Radio Software Suites, which are field-proven across the globe with more than 100 operators using them commercially to adapt network resources to unpredictable mobile broadband demand,” said Stephan Litjens,head of LTE product management, Nokia Siemens Networks. “The unique features enable operators in all markets to deliver high quality mobile services with fewer sites and infrastructure, using available spectrum as efficiently as possible. They also help provide the necessary capacity for new mobile broadband services and applications.”

The introduction of the new Liquid Radio LTE Software Suite anticipates the evolution of LTE multiband networks. It ensures that all LTE spectrum assets can be fully loaded, so operators can serve more subscribers with higher data speeds. These features balance traffic loads across different LTE base stations and frequency bands. As dual-mode LTE smartphones become more common, this balancing will also exist between FD-LTE and TD-LTE.

The new software applications in the Liquid Radio WCDMA Software Suite work together to help operators move towards 100 times greater WCDMA uplink capacity to meet demand created by social media as users upload more and more video and images.

New GSM features in the Liquid Radio GSM Software Suite enable quality of service (QoS) differentiation to prioritize traffic and further improve service quality for GSM subscribers. The full set of features in the Liquid Radio GSM Software Suite reduces spectrum demand by 35%, enabling efficient GSM spectrum refarming for use by WCDMA and LTE and reducing total cost of ownership by 25%.

Nokia Siemens Networks also offers planning, implementation and optimization services for its new software features.

Network operators, customers, press and analysts are also welcome to visit the Nokia Siemens Networks Solution Experience Center, Hall 3, 3B14, at Mobile World Congress 2013, Fira Gran Via, in Barcelona, Spain, to learn more about these enhancements in the Liquid Radio Software Suite.

Further details will also be shared during the #1GBperday$ webinar on March 20, 2013. Registration for the series is open now: http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com/1GBperday.

For more information on Nokia Siemens Networks’ mobile broadband capabilities, including a video overview, follow this link. To share your thoughts on the topic, join the discussion on Twitter using #MWC13, #1GBperday, #LiquidBroadband, #MBBFuture and #mobilebroadband.

About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.

With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 100 countries and had net sales of approximately 13.8 billion euros in 2012. http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

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Notes:
*Liquid Radio Software Suites encompass 18 features, such as load balancing between FD-LTE and TD-LTE, prioritization of traffic in GSM, and a number of features to enhance the uplink for HSPA, such as HS-FACH that can be seen at Mobile World Congress 2013. These features remove the potential disruption caused by extreme demand peaks by continuously balancing traffic and throughput using unique Liquid Net features.

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