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Press Release -- November 4th, 2013
Source: Nokia Siemens Networks

NSN, China Mobile Research Institute jointly shape tomorrow’s mobile broadband

Beijing, China – November 4, 2013

Expand memorandum of understanding for research on key technologies

Nokia Solutions and Networks and China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI), the research and development branch of China Mobile, have expanded their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), originally signed in 2010. Under the terms of the renewed agreement, the two parties will further their cooperation on research and standardization of advanced mobile broadband technologies in LTE as well as in 5G. The MoU reflects their vision of 2020 and outlines key focus areas for future mobile networks.

As devices become more sophisticated, new applications evolve, and more data is required at higher speeds, the global demand for mobile broadband will continue to grow exponentially in the next decade. To meet this challenge, NSN and CMRI are again joining forces to develop innovative technologies. These will help mobile operators provide an unmatched personal gigabyte* experience. The parties agree to enhance joint research, standardization, and prototype development activities in advanced technologies such as 5G, LTE deployment optimization, cloud-based radio access network (C-RAN), the innovative “Nanocell” concept for next-generation small cell deployments, coexistence of 2G / 4G and core virtualization.

“Significant reduction of the unit cost of bandwidth is the key to success of future mobile networks,” said Bill Huang, General Manager of CMRI. “The alignment of NSN’s and CMRI’s technology vision on the future mobile networks is an important foundation for our long-term successful partnership. We are delighted to expand our MoU with NSN, the world’s specialist in mobile broadband, to keep pushing the limits of technology, shape the telco industry and explore new ways of helping operators reduce operational costs.”

“China Mobile Research Institute has paved the way for industry innovation in various aspects including TD-LTE, cloud-based RAN, IPv6 and packet networks. Since the outset, NSN and CMRI have consistently expanded and reinforced their collaboration to focus on leading research activities and to drive innovation and development of 4G technology and beyond,” said Markus Borchert, president of NSN Greater China. “We are proud of our long-term commitment to China, especially in the area of TD technology development, and specifically TD-LTE. Our leading global position in LTE, built on our strong technological capabilities and combined with our local service resources, makes us a strong partner for operators in China and globally.”

NSN and CMRI have successfully driven cooperative research on TD technologies and standards. During the past three years, the parties jointly supported TD-LTE global market development, defined the innovative “Nanocell” concept for next-generation small cell deployments, and researched cloud-based RAN extensively. The two parties are further building their research on these proven technologies.

To share your thoughts on the topic, join the discussion with @NSNtweets on Twitter using #TechVision2020, #innovation and #1GBperday$.

About NSN

Nokia Solutions and 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 120 countries and had net sales of approximately 13.4 billion euros in 2012. NSN is wholly owned by Nokia Corporation.

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* Nokia Solutions and Networks is implementing a hands-on innovation approach to enable mobile broadband networks to profitably deliver 1 gigabyte of personalized data per user per day by 2020. With our Technology Vision 2020 for future mobile networks, we are helping operators deal with extreme traffic growth, simplify network operations and provide the ultimate personal gigabyte experience.

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