Nokia to build LTE smart city network for Shanghai Oriental Pearl

Shanghai Oriental Pearl
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Nokia says it will supply a 700-MHz LTE network to the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group, who intends to use the network to deliver smart-city services to Hongkou, Shanghai’s fast-growing former industrial district.

The LTE network is being deployed to provide broadband connectivity for city services – specifically, high-speed wireless links to video from cameras used for traffic control, video monitoring and analysis, and additional services in future. The network is based on Nokia’s FDD-LTE solution and offers the data capacity needed to support a variety of bandwidth-intensive video formats, including high-definition and ultra-high definition 4K, 3D, etc.

The deployment marks Nokia’s first for LTE technology in the 700-MHz spectrum band in China. Nokia Shanghai Bell, Nokia’s JV company in China, will provide the deployment and services.

In addition to network infrastructure, Nokia Shanghai Bell’s global services team will provide services including systems integration, network planning and implementation.

Ding Yong, general manager of Oriental Pearl Digital TV, said Nokia’s 700-MHz LTE technology “performed extremely well in testing, and the strong local support from Nokia Shanghai Bell has been very beneficial as well.”

Jin Jian, head of Enterprise & Public Sector at Nokia Shanghai Bell, said the collaboration with Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group is an important first step in efforts to bring smarter services to Shanghai.

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