) network unit Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) and China Telecom
have together unveiled the world's first FDD TDD carrier
aggregation that will also have an operator device chipset. China
Telecom's demonstration showed Nokia's LTE base station achieved
interoperability using Marvell's chipset.
In the carrier aggregation display, a constant speed of 260 Mbps
was realized through TDD (Time Division Duplex) 20 MHz in 2.6 GHz
and FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) 20 MHz in 1.8 GHz spectrum. For
the overall speed, the contribution of FDD spectrum is 150 Mbps
whereas that of TDD spectrum is 110 Mbps. The hybrid options
promise better connectivity through faster Internet download
Nokia further stated that to bring FDD-TDD convergence for
commercial usage, the company is working with other operators.
Nokia is consistently working toward increasing its foot print
in China. The company is aggressively deploying 4G LTE network
across China, which should drive revenues higher in the coming
quarters. Despite declining revenues across most of its geographic
regions, the NSN segment registered 18% year-over-year revenue
growth across Greater China. In the second quarter of 2014, Nokia's
NSN segment generated $3.5 billion in revenues, down 7.7% year over
Nokia currently bears a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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DragonWave and Ericsson hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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