Nokia Siemens Networks and Qualcomm are planning to demo a feature that will allow users to receive data from two base stations at the same time at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia Siemens said on Monday 20-02-2012.
The feature is called HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) multi-flow and enables the transmission of two data streams from base stations in two adjacent cells to a single user device. Overall, this can up to double online casino throughput data speeds for users at the cell edge, Nokia Siemens said without elaborating on the real-world numbers.
Today, users receive data using one data stream from one base station.
For users to take advantage of the multi-flow feature, networks and modems or smartphones both have to be upgraded, according to Nokia Siemens.
The demonstration at Mobile World Congress will be conducted using a commercial base station from Nokia Siemens and prototype USB dongles from Qualcomm. They will be connected using a radio frequency network emulator.
The multi-flow feature is still under development and is expected to be standardized by mid-2012 by the 3GPP. It will then become commercially available on base stations from Nokia Siemens by the second half of 2013, according to the vendor.