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Nokia Siemens Networks now in operation

Nokia Siemens Networks began operations yesterday with five product business units -- Radio Access, Broadband Acces...


April 2, 2007  


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Nokia Siemens Networks began operations yesterday with five product business units — Radio Access, Broadband Access, Service Core and Applications, IP/Transport, and Operations Support Systems — that provide products and applications for fixed, mobile and converged networks.

Additionally, the new company addresses the growing demand for services through its Services Business Unit, which has some 20,000 professionals worldwide.

“We have the size and resources to compete, but we also recognize that true competitiveness goes well beyond scale,” said Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO of the new company.

In 2006, the R&D team that is now part of Nokia Siemens Networks demonstrated the world’s first Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio access offering.

In fixed access, research teams were able to transmit data at a rate of 10 gigabits per second via an optical access network, which the company said is four times faster than the rate previously possible.

In addition, a 10×111 gigabit per second native transmission was achieved over 2,400 kilometres using a Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) infrastructure originally designed for 10 gigabit per second transmission

“As the market changes and our customers face complex business challenges, we will also need to change at Nokia Siemens Networks,” Beresford-Wylie said.

“Bringing the Internet and connectivity to the vast majority of people by 2015 will require finding new ways to lower the cost of connections, particularly in the large emerging markets.

Headquartered in Helsinki, the joint venture, which was announced last June, consists of Nokia’s Networks Business Group and Siemens’ carrier related operations for fixed and mobile networks.