MTS, Nokia Siemens Networks Launch TD-LTE Network
Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has launched LTE services in most of Moscow and 40 population centers in Moscow regions. Nokia Siemens Networks announced that it is the sole vendor for the TD-LTE network launch and a range of comprehensive services. As part of the network, the company has provided its Single Radio Access Network (RAN) and Liquid Core based Evolved Packet Core (EPC).
MTS is focusing on achieving LTE coverage in 96% of Moscow by the end of 2012 and also plans to double the coverage in Moscow provinces from the current level of coverage in 40 towns.
Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks has provided its Single RAN platform, based on its compact, energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio Base Station for the TD-LTE network. The company has migrated MTS’ complete network from WiMAX, deploying 2,200 advanced, multi-technology base stations from its mobile broadband offering. Nokia Siemens Networks has also provided its Liquid Core based Evolved Packet Core (EPC) platform, including Flexi Network Server (NS) and Flexi Network Gateway (NG).
In addition, the company has provided its New Technology Home Location Register (NT-HLR) and Home Subscriber Server (HSS).