Nokia Siemens, Vodafone set up research centre

vodafone_CEO_Vittorio_Colao.jpgNOKIA Siemens Networks and Vodafone have set up a joint research center, the Nokia Siemens Networks Innovation Center (NICE).
NICE will work closely with the Vodafone Access Networks Centre of Competence to conduct joint research in radio technologies, and also develop and showcase proof of concepts for new network features.
Fergal Kelly, Director of Access Networks, Vodafone Group said: “We are excited about the opening of NICE, and look forward to deepening our collaboration with Nokia Siemens Networks. We expect this initiative will help us to develop new customer experiences and more cost efficient future
“We are driven by our mission to help Communication Service Providers create more valuable customer relationships, and one of the ways to achieve this is through working closely with one our leading customers to bring new innovative solutions to the market. The setup of NICE also reflects our increased R&D focus on Radio,” said Tommi Uitto, Head of Wireless Access Product Management, Nokia Siemens Networks.
“With the demonstration of a fully integrated Active Antenna, NICE has made a strong start,” he added.
Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world with operations in 150 countries.