Nokia Networks, Zain KSA Complete Carrier Aggregation Project
Nokia Networks and Zain KSA today announced their successful completion of a pilot project using carrier aggregation to combine FDD-LTE bands 1800 and 2100 MHz. Conducted in the western region recently as part of Zain KSA’s network enhancement project. Nokia Networks used its Global Services team, advanced radio platform, and carrier aggregation software to improve performance and yield up to 150 Mbps speed in Zain’s LTE network.
Carrier aggregation enables operators to create larger, virtual carrier bandwidths for telecommunications services by combining separate spectrum bands, thus boosting network capacity and speed. Using its carrier aggregation software, Nokia Networks helps operators worldwide achieve the highest possible network efficiency and data rates.
Nokia Networks used its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, a Single RAN (radio access network) Advanced platform for high capacity throughput. It also provided software to aggregate 1800 and 2100 MHz bands.