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Dan Warren
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Welcome to the next generation(s) in mobile broadband: I-HSPA and LTE
If you think, 2 Mbit on your mobile device are nice, you might even more like I-HSPA and LTE. These technologies promise up to 10 Mbit (I-HSPA) and up to 170 Mbit (LTE) for high-speed mobile communication. But - are these speeds just theory - or ready to market? See our report on a world premiere, starting today with Dan Warren, Technical Director of GSMA. [...more...]

With Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN)  I-HSPA in selected base
stations, WCDMA operators will be able to
support high data usage cost-effectively
and compete directly with data-only
businesses such as public Wi-Fi hotspot

NSN Internet-
HSPA, or I-HSPA, a flat architecture that
provides the first step towards Long Term
Evolution (LTE).

NSN I-HSPA uses a standard HSPA air
interface with a simplified network
architecture developed by Nokia Siemens Networks and
which is implemented by adding I-HSPA
functionality to an existing NSN WCDMA
Base Station. The architecture channels
all user data traffic via a direct link
from the Base Station to the Intelligent
Service Node, which is the gateway to
the Internet and data services. Bypassing
the RNC and Serving GPRS Support
Node (SGSN) eradicates the costs of
delivery arising from these two network
elements. In addition, transmission costs
are substantially lowered because leased
Ethernet lines typically cost much less
than leased E1/T1 lines.

What is your motivation to present todays world premiere together with mobilkom austria?

Dan Warren: With mobilkom austria presenting two things, the first is I-HSPA-Implementation, demonstrating speeds up to 10.1 Mbits/s ... [more]
GSM-Standards enable todays business-travelers to use their mobile phones in many different countries. Where are there still "white spots" on the GSM-Map?

Dan Warren: There are still places where that's the case, and thats mainly  ... [more]
How has the standardization process developed and what would you name the biggest challenges?

Dan Warren: I start with the challenges. The challenges is finding agreement, because the community  ... [more]
What is the "big step" of the technology you have presented today and what will it mean for the customers?

Dan Warren: The step towards 10.1 Mbit/s of I-HSPA is a significant step in terms of bandwith and in terms of what it means to ... [more]
On the world map of your presentation today, areas of africa and china are still white. Which technologies are beeing used there?

Dan Warren: You have two seperate cases there. The situation: Africa is generally GSM-based ... [more]
What is the situation in a large market like India?

Dan Warren: India is in a similar situation to africa.They are ready to get to the point issuing 3G licenses ... [more]
What are the most exciting things you see during the upcoming 12-16 months?

Dan Warren: Well, the easiest answer is: more and more bandwidth.The evolution to I-HSPA today is just a step along the path  ... [more]
The 85% of GSM coverage - is that by number of countries or by headcount?

Dan Warren: It is 85% of headcount. That is based on GSM-technology  ... [more]
So we have about 3,5 billion mobile phone users worldwide...?

Dan Warren: Absolutely. And that varies in nature. There are some places where  ... [more]
What are the top-5 things a mobile phone provider has to do in the current market to fail...?

Dan Warren: The top-5 things to fail? You have to give me a moment to think about that  ... [more]
What are successful mobile phone providers doing better than less successful operators?

Dan Warren: I am in danger to answer the same question in the same way again  ... [more]
Is it more or less expensive for a mobile phone operator to get started today vs. getting started with the first generation of GSM?

Dan Warren: It is certainly more expensive... Again it is market variable... [more]
Ulrich Rokita, Head of network planning, shows the I-HSPA-Installation in the production network of mobilkom austria. [...more...]

P R E S S   C O N F E R E N C E

Dietmar Appeltauer (Nokia Siemens Networks, Head of CEE)
about the challenges to provide leading edge technology to leading edge operators:

Was bedeutet die heute vorgestellte Technologie für Nokia Siemens Networks?

Wo liegen die Herausforderungen bei der neuen Technologie? Kann man immer mehr Daten durch diesselbe Pipeline transportieren?

Wie aufwändig ist ein solches Bandbreiten-Upgrade für einen Netzbetreiber? Ist das ein Software-Upgrade? Ist das ein Hardware-Upgrade?

D.h. Software-Upgrade auch schon für bestehende Netze?

Wenn über eine Funkverbindung Datengeschwindigkeiten von bis zu 170 Mbit/s erzielt werden, mit welchen Bandbreiten werden die Sendemasten angebunden werden?

Sie verantworten bei Nokia Siemens Networks den CEE-Bereich...

Wie gross ist die Bereitschaft von Mobilfunkunternehmen im CEE-Markt, heute schon in die neuen Technologien zu investieren?

Wie steht es um die Applikationen um Bandbreiten von 170 Mbit zu bedienen?


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