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Press Release
Dallas, Texas, USA October 19, 2010


Nokia Siemens Networks collaborates with Qualcomm to optimize smartphone
performance

Operators now have an extra tool that gives more smartphones longer battery life, while
decreasing network congestion. Nokia Siemens Networks has collaborated with
Qualcomm to conduct the industrys first successful interoperability test of the new
3GPP standardized Release 8 Fast Dormancy feature. Unlike proprietary approaches to
fast dormancy, the new standard allows operators to take full advantage of smart
network features such as Cell_PCH without worrying that individual handset settings will
ignore network controls.

Smartphones are increasingly always-on, with apps receiving frequent updates and
messages. This can cause batteries to drain fast. The proprietary approach to preserving
battery life has been for smartphones to rapidly disconnect from the network once information is
sent or received. This is Fast Dormancy. The problem for operators is that the constant making
and breaking of connections causes a huge increase in signaling traffic, which wastes network
resources and can mean fewer smartphones are able to connect.

Nokia Siemens Networks Cell_PCH solves this problem by putting phones into a battery-
preserving idle state, but maintaining a connection identity on the network. Up until now using
Cell_PCH in multivendor networks has been a challenge as no other vendor employs the
standard technique, despite all smartphones having built-in Cell_PCH capability. This test
shows how smartphones can act dynamically, exploiting Cell_PCH on Nokia Siemens Networks
smart networks or adjusting to Fast Dormancy on other vendors traditional networks.

The test was conducted at Nokia Siemens Networks Smart Lab in Dallas using Nokia Siemens
Networks award-winning Flexi Multiradio Base Station and Radio Network Controller and
Qualcomm's QSC7230
TM
smartphone optimized chipset. The test showed that operators with
multivendor networks can benefit from Nokia Siemens Networks uniquely deployed Cell_PCH
functionality that prolongs mobile device battery life and handles signaling up to 50% more
efficiently. Nearly 100 operators worldwide have already deployed Nokia Siemens Networks
Cell_PCH functionality.

We are committed to optimizing the end-to-end performance of smartphones, which means
focusing on both mobile device battery life and on reducing signaling traffic within the
network, said Jan Hellman, head of the mobile broadband program at Nokia Siemens
Networks. Our Cell_PCH functionality has been delivering these benefits to operators for
years, and the new Fast Dormancy feature will ensure that handsets in the network can now
use Cell_PCH where its available.

The new Release 8 Fast Dormancy feature is designed to optimize the performance of both
the wireless terminal and network, added Alex Katouzian, vice president of product
management at Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. It enables a consistent improvement in
battery life and signaling efficiency on multivendor networks for a wide range of mobile
broadband devices, such as smartphones, netbook/tablet PCs and laptops. The test clearly



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demonstrates the benefit of leading network vendors and terminal platform providers working
together.

Nokia Siemens Networks is committed to working toward addressing the ongoing
smartphone challenges faced by network operators by innovating with all of the partners in
the value chain. To foster the mobile Internet ecosystem and encourage cooperation with
application developers, device manufacturers, service providers and systems integrators,
Nokia Siemens Networks set up Smart Labs in Espoo (Finland) and Dallas (USA) in March
2010. The companys commitment also includes the creation of a Smartphone Experience
Lab based in Telefnica premises in Madrid.


About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its
focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile,
fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy
and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the
largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the
world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland.
www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

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Notes to editors:
For more reading on Nokia Siemens Networks initiatives to tackle the smartphone challenge, please refer
to the following:
Press release Smart device users receive a boost
Press release Nokia Siemens Networks works to improve device battery life