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World-first demo uses Artiza Networks’ DuoSIM-A eNodeB test equipment to prove feasibility of 3.5 GHz LTE FDD-TDD 3 Carrier Aggregation

26 January 2016

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  •  Trio of advanced features (joint FDD-TDD, 3.5 GHz band TDD, and 3CC Carrier Aggregation) shows the future of improved LTE radio access
  •  Artiza’s eNB testing equipment enables Nokia Networks to prove advanced network features and max possible throughput ahead of chipset availability

26 January 2016

TOKYO – Nokia Networks successfully demonstrated a new opportunity to increase network throughput at Infocom World 2015 in Athens by using 3CC Carrier Aggregation with a combination of LTE-TDD band 42 (3.5 GHz) and LTE-FDD band 3 (1.8 GHz). This combination proves the potential of the increasingly important band 42 in helping network operators increase throughput for their customers. Using Artiza Networks’DuoSIM-A Functional Tester (FT), the demonstration showcased Nokia’s eNB operating smoothly at its maximum designed throughput.

The pressure is mounting on communications infrastructure to accommodate soaring data volume from mobile services like video streaming and VoLTE. To meet these demands, 12 of the 62 commercial TD-LTE networks are already using 3.5GHz spectrum, making it a crucial frontier in satisfying subscriber’s expectations for throughput and connectivity. The DuoSIM-A FT’s powerful but economically sized hardware allowed Nokia’s demo to highlight new possibilities in 3.5GHz bands by adding band 42 into a 3CC, FDD-TDD joint transmission configuration. While chipsets are still in development to support this first-ever combination of cutting edge technologies, Artiza Networks’ DuoSIM-A FT helped Nokia set an early benchmark for this powerful new RAN configuration.

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About Nokia Networks
Nokia Networks, which provides broadband infrastructure, software and services, operates at the forefront of our industry. From the first ever call on GSM to the first call on LTE, we have set the pace of innovation, a record that continues with future technologies such as 5G. Together with our operator customers, who serve close to 5 billion subscribers, we are embracing the opportunity of the connected world and helping to solve its challenges.

About Artiza Networks
Artiza Networks (TSE 6778) is the leader in radio access network (RAN) testing for 3G, 3.5G and 4G LTE/LTE-A networks. For almost 20 years, Artiza has collaborated with the industry’s top vendors and operators in testing the RAN and core network nodes of the world’s most advanced cellular networks. With extensive engineering resources including PCB and FPGA/DSP development, award-winning customer support, and a sales force versed in mobile network technology, Artiza meets the full range of customer needs through innovative, in-house development of products and solutions.

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Jaimeson Bilodeau
Global Sales and Marketing Director

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