Nokia makes 2 calls into 1

Nokia Siemens Networks have been trialling software upgrades to cellsite basestations and basestation controllers that allow 2 calls per timeslot instead of 1 by using OSC (Orthogonal Sub Channel) technology.

This allows GSM operators to double the voice capacity of their networks by just installing new software. This means extended network without spending more on network expansion – thus also not increasing their carbon footprints.

Phones shouldn’t require modifications and call quality is unaffected.

Nokia hope to roll-out the technology in 2010.

By Steve Kennedy

I have over 20 years' experience in the Telecoms/Internet/Mobile industries. I was involved with internet in the UK before it had a commercial presence, internet streaming from its beginning (he was the first UK Real Networks customer), and set-up the first Internet Dance Radio Station ( I was also involved with the first netcast of BigBrother (UK).

I am an acknowledged "independent Industry expert" and uses those abilities in consulting and working with a number of investment partners on various projects. I also am a freelance journalist writing on technology subjects.

I'm also a Director of UKEC Ltd - the UK ENUM Consortium that is the governing body for ENUM in the UK.

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