The Nokia Siemens Networks 4 pipes radio module for TD-LTE, which was launched at CTIA 12 in May, delivers twice the transmit power and covers a larger area than any other comparable product. For dense urban environments or wide open spaces, the result is higher average sector throughput and optimum coverage. Part of the radio component of the Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, this innovative pipe concept* uses a single radio frequency module to support two sectors instead of the conventional setup with two remote radio heads.
Nokia Siemens Networks’ 4 pipes radio provides four key benefits:
Suitable for high-capacity base station sites.
Delivers 50% more transmit power in the “4 transmit and 4 receive” category, which significantly extends the average sector throughput in urban coverage areas, as well as providing optimum coverage in large rural areas.
Only radio frequency module in the “4 transmit and 4 receive” category that can deliver a transmit power of 60 watts for two carriers, thus providing unprecedented capacity when needed.
Reduction in infrastructure requirements – sites, towers, etc. – as well as power consumption because it serves a larger area with a combined high transmit power of 120 watts and high receive sensitivity.
In addition to supporting LTE, 4 pipes radio can be upgraded via a simple software update to support LTE-Advanced features like 40 MHz carrier aggregation.
This post is by Ashish Dayama from Nokia Siemens Networks’ Mobile Broadband team.
* Nokia Siemens Networks’ pipe concept provides more flexibility than other vendors’ approaches of ‘path’-based remote radio heads, as it allows multiple sectors, carriers and transmit and receive channels from a single radio module in a zero footprint configuration. The company’s 8 pipes radio and 6 pipes radio products launched in 2011 also use the pipe concept.