Nokia Siemens Networks launches new broadband solution
Nokia Siemens Networks has launched a new broadband solution that allows operators to free up unused capacity and allocate it accordingly across a network.
Liquid Net is aimed at allowing operators to adapt to meet capacity and coverage requirements across a network. With the company estimating there will be a 10 times increase in mobile broadband subscribers and up to 100 times higher traffic per users, it believes the solution will help networks cope with the increased demand.
Marc Rouanne, head of Network Systems at Nokia Siemens Networks said that capacity in today’s networks is “typically frozen in separate places”, particularly in base stations sites, parts of the core network that manage voice and data services or in the optical and IP transport networks.
“Each is a potential bottleneck to someone getting the broadband service they want at a particular moment. Fluctuating, unpredictable demand in one part of the network means huge chunks of capacity can be left idle elsewhere, making poor use of existing investments,” he added.
“For example, as much as 50% of a conventional core network’s capacity can be dormant. Instead, Liquid Net unleashes frozen network capacity into a reservoir of resources that can flow to fulfil unpredictable demand, wherever and whenever people use broadband.”
Liquid Net is designed with automated broadband optimisation and can channel traffic in the transport network along the path of least resistance and lowest cost between operator sites.