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Friday, January 9, 2009

LTE Base Station Strategies

Source: Light Reading
With operators around the world turning their attention to LTE, the equipment suppliers developing the underlying technology and network products are practically busting a lung to make it happen.

The key product in any LTE network will be the radio base station, or eNodeB. Equipment suppliers commercializing LTE radio equipment (and by extension, operators) face a vast number of decisions that hinge on assumptions around deployment scenarios and upgrade strategies, what will create a competitive advantage, and what will deliver an appropriate profit margin over a given timeframe.

Below, this article provides brief summaries of the LTE base station product strategies of the big four RAN vendors – Ericsson AB, Nokia Siemens Networks , Alcatel-Lucent, and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. – featured in the latest Heavy Reading report "LTE Base Stations & the Evolved Radio Access Network," the first detailed, product-specific, independent market research available off-the-shelf.

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