Nokia Networks, China Mobile Deploy Small Cells at Xiamen International Marathon 2015
China Mobile selected Nokia Networks to implement its Flexi Zone TD-LTE small cell solution for the 2015 Xiamen Marathon, an international sports event in China. According to Nokia, with this, the operator could easily scale up its network capacity to efficiently manage the surge in wireless data traffic expected at the event.
During the event, traffic load in the network reached its peak as many of the 45,000 spectators used various apps to share their captured pictures and videos (6500 4G LTE users at peak). Nokia’s Flexi Zone TD-LTE small cells managed wireless data with up to 400 simultaneous active LTE users per base station.
Nokia further adds that with macro software parity, the Nokia Flexi Zone base stations delivered 100% availability with key performance indicators (KPIs) above 99.8% throughout the entire event.