In order to enhance network efficiency,
) wholly-owned subsidiary Nokia Solutions and Networks ("NSN")
will deploy advanced software solution to its LTE cell sites.
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Application of the new software through proper coordinated
scheduling feature will not only eliminate interruption between
adjacent base stations but will also boost FDD-LTE and TD-LTE
network download speeds by up to 30%, even during peak hours.
Most LTE network stations apply non-standardized form of
scheduling. Thus, implementation of NSN's Smart Scheduler to
individual cell sites will not only maximize the radio
frequencies of base stations but will also offer better network
support to customers dwelling away from the base stations.
NSN's 4GLTE equipment is widely used by carriers and popularity
wise, are positioned after
) and Huawei. In the recently concluded fourth-quarter 2013, the
NSN segment generated $4.2 billion of revenues, up 20%
Recently, NSN won a major contract in Russia.
), the third largest telecom operator in Russia, selected NSN to
provide equipment and services for its 4G LTE (Long-Term
Evolution) network. Moreover, aggressive deployment of 4GLTE
network across China coupled with higher capital spending on
network up gradation in India, Korea and Indonesia may drive the
company's top line going forward.
Nokia has decided to divest its core mobile handset and its
services division to
). The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014.
Post the divestiture, NSN will become the company's chief
Nokia currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).