MTS Picks Nokia Siemens Networks for FDD LTE Deployment
Russia's mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has selected Nokia Siemens Networks for deploying FDD LTE network in the Moscow and Central Russia regions during the third quarter of 2013. The operator utilizes its 2600 MHz and 800 MHz frequency bands for increased capacity.
According to Nokia Siemens Networks, under the contract, the company will be the sole supplier of FDD LTE radio access, IP core network equipment and services.
Operator launched its TDD LTE network in 2012. By adding FDD LTE, MTS aims to take full advantage of its spectrum allocation, provide higher capacity, and deliver the superior data experience ti subscribers.
Under the three-year contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will upgrade the existing Single RAN platform, based on its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station.Nokia Siemens Networks will also deploy its NetAct network management system for consolidated configuration, monitoring and network optimization. When providing the FDD LTE radio network, Nokia Siemens Networks enables IP Multimedia Subsystem improvement capabilities for voice evolution at MTS. Nokia Siemens Networks will also provide a full range of services, including network implementation, planning and optimization, care and system integration.