NSN wins GTI Innovation Award for Liquid Applications #MWC14

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Global TD-LTE Initiative recognizes company’s drive for innovation.

Markus Borchert at GTI Gala Night, receiving the award

The GTI Innovation Award is an important recognition of our approach to change the role of the base station to the benefit of mobile users.

Nokia Solutions and Networks’ Liquid Applications has won a Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) Award in the “Innovative Solutions” category. Liquid Applications from NSN fundamentally changes the role of base stations in the mobile network by turning them into local hubs of service creation and delivery. This allows the integration of processing and storage capabilities with IT cloud servers so that real-time network data such as radio conditions, subscriber location, direction of travel and much more can be utilized for improved services and applications. The GTI Innovation Award is further recognition of NSN’s continuous drive for superior mobile broadband experience and commitment to both the TDD and FDD variants of LTE.

The essence of Liquid Applications’ innovation is in the ability to optimize content, services and applications from within the base station in close proximity to mobile users. NSN’s latest enhancements for Liquid Applications include distributed cloud computing capabilities that use proximity and real-time network data to offer personalized services relevant to the user’s surroundings. Furthermore, to deliver specific local-relevant services quickly and directly from small cell base station clusters, the NSN Flexi Zone controller also supports Liquid Applications.

The GTI Innovation Award, which was announced on February 24 at the GTI Gala Night in Barcelona, Spain, further acknowledges NSN’s achievements and success of Liquid Applications. In the photo: Markus Borchert, president of Greater China Region at NSN, receiving the award.

“With the worldwide adoption of 4G networks gaining speed, mobile users will be looking for even more sophisticated services,” said Dirk Lindemeier, business product manager for Liquid Applications at NSN. “NSN has designed Liquid Applications to help mobile broadband operators offer context-sensitive and personalized services to their customers for an unmatched customer experience.”

“The GTI Innovation Award is an important recognition of our approach to change the role of the base station to the benefit of mobile users,” said Zhang Qi, vice president for TD-LTE at NSN. “Our innovative Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station that hosts the Liquid Applications is commercially available for both TD-LTE and FDD-LTE networks. We are particularly proud of winning a GTI Award two years in a row now, having won the TD-LTE Market Development Award last year.”

To learn more about the capabilities of Liquid Applications, we invite network operators, customers, press and analysts to visit NSN’s Experience Center in Hall 3, 3B10, at Mobile World Congress, Fira Gran Via, in Barcelona, Spain.

We also invite you to watch a video and follow our launches on http://www.nsn.com/performance, as well as register for the #NSNperformance webinar series starting on March 13, 2014.

For updates during the event, follow @NSNtweets on Twitter and join the discussion using #MWC14, #NSNperformance and #LiquidApplications. For expert insights, visit our blog at http://blogs.nsn.com/.

About NSN
Nokia Solutions and Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.

With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 120 countries and had net sales of approximately 11.3 billion euros in 2013. NSN is wholly owned by Nokia Corporation.

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