NSN conracted for TD-LTE band 38 for COTA (Spain)

Nokia Siemens Networks, has provided the solution to successfully complete the first 4G mobile broadband pilot with TD-LTE technology in Murcia, Spain, ahead of a November launch for commercial services.

COTA, a new player in Spanish telecoms selected Nokia Siemens Networks as sole supplier for an end-to-end LTE service. COTA acquired 10 MHz in the 2.6 GHz band 38 auction in the summer of 2011. Wimax Online will benefit from the wholesale LTE access provided by COTA. In addition to extending the existing service portfolio with broadband offering, they will provide DSL-like services in the Murcia region where it is currently not possible to provide fixed-internet connectivity and VoIP. COTA also plans to provide television services through an IPTV-platform in the future. 

The end-to-end TD-LTE service is based on Nokia Siemens Networks' Flexi Multiradio Base Station technology together with existing TD-LTE CPE indoor 7212 and CPE outdoor 7210.
Russia's MTS launched band 38 network in Moscow. Aero2 - in Poland, 3 - in Sweden. There are bit more UE's for band 38, then CPE, but choice is very limited if compare with the US's AWS or  band 3, band 7. 

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