Nokia buys radio systems expert Australian firm Mesaplexx

Last Updated: Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 21:07

New Delhi: Finnish telecom giant Nokia on Thursday said it has completed the acquisition of the Australian company Mesaplexx Pty Limited in order to boost its radio capabilities in the networks business.

Mesaplexx has unique know-how in developing compact, high performance radio frequency (RF) filter technology for the mobile industry.

"The Nokia Flexi family of radio access base stations offers cutting-edge solutions that balance energy efficiency, power output and form factor. Adding the very advanced Mesaplexx technology can enhance them further, potentially reducing small cells form factor by 30 percent or more," Nokia said in a statement.

Nokia said it is continually improving its radio systems whilst making them smaller, lighter and more efficient.

"Those familiar with radio technologies know that while there has been a lot of progress in recent years, filters are one area where new innovations can still yield significant improvements in performance," Mobile Broadband at Nokia Executive Vice President Marc Rouanne said.

Every base station needs RF filters to ensure that spectrum can be shared within the same geographical area and that the same antenna can serve for both transmit and receive purposes.

"The Mesaplexx expertise could help improve radio performance, leading to higher capacity and more efficient networks. This technology would also help reduce overall cost and power consumption and keep radio signal loss to a minimum," Nokia said.


First Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 21:07

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