NSN_-_LogoNSN of late has not only shown its appetite for scoring one after another network implementation wins, but also its services arm has been frequently in news. NSN in its press release has informed that  Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has renewed its managed services contract with Nokia Solutions and Networks.

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has renewed its managed services contract with Nokia Solutions and Networks to further improve operational efficiency, network performance and the quality of services. Through the renewed contract, NSN continues to provide its comprehensive managed services including network planning and optimization, network and service operations as well as care services including hardware and software services for STC’s Al Jawal Network. The contract covers GSM, 3G and LTE network of STC within NSN’s footprint.

In another great news, which highlights NSN’s futuristic ambitions and potential to attain them, it has managed to achieve record TD-LTE speed in partnership with Sprint.

Nokia Solutions and Networks has linked up with the US operator Sprint to accomplish a huge leap in TD-LTE network speeds by demonstrating 2.6 gigabits per second (Gbps) throughput over a single sector. Using its commercially available Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, NSN’s Mountain View facility in California beat the previous 1.6 Gbps record and will be demonstrating the achievement at Mobile World Congress 2014. NSN is also launching a high-capacity Flexi Multiradio System Module for TD-LTE that can deliver up to 5 Gbps of peak throughput from a single site.

Sprint has this to say about this achievement,

“Sprint is excited to partner with NSN to enable Sprint Spark and lead the way globally in enabling future mobile broadband innovation,” said Stephen Bye, chief technology officer at Sprint. “Combining our unique spectrum assets with TD-LTE-Advanced features and NSN’s next generation TD-LTE base station has allowed us to achieve the world’s first 2.6 Gbps throughput over TD-LTE.”

NSN is also going to demo this at MWC 2014 and plan to launch new TD-LTE Flexi Multiradio System Module which offers 5 Gbps peak rates from a single site

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