August 28, 2007 – MERA, an Eastern Europe’s leader in Telecom software R&D services, is named Nortel’s partner in the field of 4G mobile broadband applications research and development.
Nortel has announced an expansion of its existing long-standing research partnerships to increase its competitive advantage and foster new 4G mobile broadband technologies. Nortel names MERA as its strategic innovations partner together with leading Canadian, American, European and other universities.
MERA has long lasting partnership with Nortel in wireless research launched in 1996. Since that time MERA team has carried out profound research in a number of fields, such as: adaptive modulation and coding, channel models for a variety of environments (urban, suburban, rural and other), spectral analysis in frequency and spatial domains, MIMO systems with parallel data transmission, user position location and more.
Nortel plans to expand its partnership with MERA to develop advanced combinations of spatial processing and MIMO technologies. These advanced wireless radio techniques will improve network performance and increase capacity by re-using spectrum resources by as much as 4x over conventional systems. This will help improve the end user mobile broadband experience and allow carriers to deliver more high-speed data, including video and other multimedia services, more efficiently.
Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for our customers. Our next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications. Nortel’s technologies are designed to help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people to the information they need, when they need it. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries around the world.