Nokia Siemens Makes World's First LTE Call

by CXOtoday Staff    Sep 18, 2009

To prove the readiness of its LTE (Long Term Evolution) solutions when telecom operators worldwide migrate from 3G/HSPA+ to LTE, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) recently made the world’s first LTE call.

The NSN call was made via base stations with fully-compliant software to the 3GPP Rel.8 (March 2009 baseline) LTE standard, bringing LTE trials closer to the behavior of future commercial deployments. The LTE data call was conducted at NSN’ R&D Centre in Ulm, Germany.

The first deployments for LTE services are foreseen for the end of 2009 with volume rollouts of commercial networks in early 2010.

NSN said it is committed to driving the commercial uptake starting 2010 with an end-to-end solution that provides a future-proof, easy and cost-efficient path to LTE via a software upgrade only.

Till date, NSN has shipped LTE-compatible Flexi Base Station hardware to over 80 operators.