Nokia Siemens Networks is to team up with the Consortium of Advanced Telecommunications (COTA) and its partner Wimax Online to create Spain’s first 4G TD-LTE network.
COTA, an audio-visual telecom operator based in the Spanish region of Murcia, has selected NSN as the sole supplier for the service in 2.6GHz band, which is due to launch in November.
COTA is seeking to bring voice, internet and IPTV services to residential users in rural and remote areas of Murcia.
The service will combine NSN’s Single Radio Access Network (RAN) Advanced technology with existing customer premises equipment.
Its implementation will create South Europe’s first RAN TD-LTE project and one of its first 4G networks.
According to COTA, however, the project’s priority is providing a “best-in-class” customer experience in an area currently beyond the reach of most traditional operators.
Miguel Araujo, NSN’s head of customer teams for Spain and Portugal, said: “We put our focus and attention in building flexible Single RAN capacity to meet the growing demand for broadband services in the region of Murcia.”
Wimax Online will benefit from the wholesale LTE access provided by COTA.