News 2009 › 2009-09-18
World’s first LTE call using commercial software
Nokia Siemens Networks recently made the world’s first next-generation LTE call using a commercial base station and fully standard-compliant software. The call was made at the company’s R&D Centre in Ulm in Germany via Flexi Multiradio base stations running software compliant with the 3GPP Rel.8 (March 2009 baseline) LTE standard.
Nokia Siemens Networks was the first company to demonstrate LTE technology with data speeds in the 160Mb/s range, together with a successful handover between LTE and HSPA, back in 2006. Launched in February 2008, Nokia Siemens Networks’ LTE-capable Flexi base station has already been shipped to more than 80 customers around the world, well ahead of the competition.
Nokia Siemens Networks is also one of the key contributors for standardisation of both LTE modes in 3GPP and one of the driving forces in the LTE/SAE trial initiative (LSTI).