Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK) Siemens Networks, the joint venture between Nokia and Siemens, was selected by Spain's COTA as the supplier to implement its end to end LTE technology that will allow the company to provide 4G mobile broadband services.
COTA is a new player in Spain's telecom sector and it plans to launch 4G services using Nokia Siemens Networks' LTE technology by the end of the year. It has collaboration with Wimax Online and is one of the few local operators in the country that has a flexible and efficient business model.
COTA began to plan for a 4G service launch after it acquired 10 MHz in the 2.6 GHz band auction in the summer of 2011.
The LTE access provided by COTA will benefit Wimax Online which, in addition to extending the existing service portfolio broadband offering, will also provide DSL-like services in the Murcia region where it is currently not possible to provide fixed-internet connectivity and voice over Internet.
COTA also plans to provide television services through an IPTV-platform in the future.
This is the first such project in south Europe.
"The end-to-end TD-LTE service is based on Nokia Siemens Networks’ energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio Base Station technology together with existing TD-LTE customer premises equipment, which are similar to Wi-Fi routers.
In addition, Nokia Siemens Networks’ partner Athonet provided core network components for COTA. The agreement also included Nokia Siemens Networks’ professional services.