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Nokia Siemens Networks to put up Smart Lab in Korea

Posted: 02 Dec 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:wireless broadband technologies? Smart Lab? smart devices? LTE?

Nokia Siemens Networks announced its plans to set up a Smart Lab in Korea intent on enhancing smart device-optimized applications, services and networks. The lab shall explore the potential of wireless broadband technologies to deliver superior end-user experience. The lab is scheduled to open in Q1 2011.

The Nokia Siemens Networks Smart Lab in Seoul shall cater to both local and global markets. It shall likewise collaborate with operators and handset manufacturers in Korea to develop and maximize advanced services, applications and network infrastructure. The main focus of the lab would include R&D as well as industry collaboration on advanced broadband wireless technologies which support industry megatrends such as cloud computing, M2M (machine-to-machine), smart devices and other new form factors.

Chief technology officer for Nokia Siemens Networks, Hossein Moiin says, �Korea boasts of a strong 3G infrastructure and the highest broadband penetration globally. As adoption of smart devices grows, all stakeholders are aggressively driving deployment of LTE and beyond.? He adds, �The country�s status as a global ICT innovation hub and an important market in its own right made it an obvious choice for our planned Smart Lab.?

The Smart Lab in Korea would be a new expansion to Nokia Siemens Networks? lineup of Smart Labs which already exist in Finland and the U.S. The labs enable Nokia Siemens Networks? effort to transform mobile networks towards giving the best support for today's smart device. Recently, the company also collaborated with Telef�nica and Nokia to set up the Smartphone Experience Lab at the Telef�nica premises in Madrid.

The lab has been exploring ways of ensuring the best user experience as smartphone use grows. Particularly, it is finding the ideal configuration between mobile handsets, applications and networks to enhance resource consumption, handset and application performance.

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