To use its existing 700 MHz and 1700/2100 MHz bands to deliver wireless broadband data services
Mosaic Telecom, a rural service provider in the US, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks‘ Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology to use it in its existing 700 MHz and 1700/2100 MHz bands to deliver wireless broadband data services to a wider customer base.
Under the agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will supply its Evolved Packed Core offering comprising Flexi NS (Network Server), Flexi NG (Network Gateway), and its LTE radio network based on the Flexi Multiradio Base Station.
In addition, Nokia Siemens Networks’ Value-Added Reseller (VAR), Pario Offerings will begin deployment in the first quarter of 2011.
The deployment of Nokia Siemens Networks femto base stations and LTE technology will improve Mosaic Telecom’s indoor coverage for its 3G customers.
The company said that it will also provide NetAct to monitor, manage and optimise the operator’s network.
Mosaic Telecom chief executive officer Rick Vergin said along with improving the 3G experience for their customers, they will start offering complementary LTE data services, thus strengthening their competitive position.
"The fact that we can reuse existing spectrum assets for the LTE implementation is a huge advantage and since LTE is a technology adopted worldwide for many paired and unpaired frequency bands, it will also make our service adoption cost effective, convenient and efficient for us," Vergin said.