Nokia Siemens Networks has announced the launch of three new 4G devices that allow broadband access up to 102 Mbps downlink and 51 Mbps uplink to support data-intensive services on TD-LTE (time division-duplex, long term evolution) networks. The devices address broadband access requirements range from basic connectivity in under-served regions, to high-speed mobile broadband in dense metro areas.
The USB-LTE 7210
The Nokia Siemens Networks USB-LTE 7210 is a plug-and-play USB dongle that offers mobile broadband to laptops and compatible tablets whilst on the move. The Nokia Siemens Networks CPEi-LTE 7212 is a wireless router built for indoor use that provides fixed wireless connectivity to TD-LTE services via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Another wireless router, the Nokia Siemens Networks CPEo-LTE 7210, is built to withstand weather and can be mounted outdoors to provide broadband access. The devices are commercially available to support 4G services using the TD-LTE standard in the 2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz bands allocated for wireless broadband in many parts of the globe.
According to the company, the devices use techniques such as Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), transmit diversity, and receiver sensitivity, exceeding 3GPP standards to improve performance and reduce costs. These features allow operators to offer increased throughput, and better indoor coverage using fewer cell sites. In addition, consumers benefit from minimal orientation loss with the devices, using the device optimally in any position or orientation.