It all comes back to backhaul

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Ericsson - Backhaul plays a critical role in mobile broadband, and is rising in importance on account of the introduction of heterogeneous networks, known as hetnets.

Deploying vast numbers of small cells to complement improved and densified macrocell layers will require a range of highly scalable, flexible mobile backhaul solutions that support superior user experience.

Telenor to use Alcatel-Lucent's Femto solution

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To deliver high quality mobile broadband voice and data services, telecommunications service provider Telenor has selected small cells technology from Alcatel-Lucent. Under a new global frame agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will provide Telenor with  small cell base stations to support its customers.

Simon Saunders introducing the Small Cell Forum

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Simon Saunders introducing the Forum name change to Small Cell Forum

Ubiquisys to Demonstrate New Generation of Small Cells Based on Intel Architecture at Mobile World Congress

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23 Feb 2012, Swindon, UK – Ubiquisys, the developer of 3G and LTE small cells, will demonstrate smart cells, a new type of small cell, at Mobile World Congress.  With support from Intel Corporation, Ubiquisys has developed a new range of communications-tuned modules based on Intel® architecture.  When added to a 3G/LTE/WiFi small cell base station, they ad

NEC Introduces LTE Femtocell Base Stations

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NEC LTE Femtocell

NEC has launched new indoor LTE Femtocell base stations for telecom carriers. The base stations will be available in the second quarter of 2012. The new product is available in two models, one designed for enterprise and another for residential customers. 

Small Cell Forum and Open Mobile Alliance Expand Global Access to Small Cell Technology for Mobile Applications

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Small Cell Forum

22nd February 2012, London, UK – The Small Cell Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports small cell deployment worldwide, and the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), an international specifications setting body, have established a cooperation agreement for OMA to develop API standards for small cells on a global scale.

Mosaic Telecom Launches Home Cell Product with Ubiquisys AWS Femtocells

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Mosaic Telecom Homecell

Swindon, UK - 17th February 2012 - Mosaic Telecom, the regional US operator serving rural Wisconsin, is now providing its customers with femtocells based on the 3GPP Release 9 open standard. The Mosaic Home Cell is provided by Ubiquisys, the developer of 3G and LTE small cells, as part of a Nokia Siemens Networks femtocell solution.

ip.access announces plans for first LTE small cell

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Cambridge February 16, 2012:  Small cell market leader ip.access today confirmed plans to build its first integrated LTE and 3G small cell.  The new unit, codenamed the E-100, will be the first from ip.access to be based on the QorIQ Qonverge® platform from US chip maker Freescale.

Quortus Signals Small Cell Future by Adding Core Intelligence to the Edge

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Guildford, UK 16th February 2012 - Quortus, the company transforming core network functionality into edge-based applications, today announced the launch of its EdgeCentrix product which transforms heavy iron core networks into software applications that can be installed at small cell sites.

Femto Forum Becomes Small Cell Forum as Femtocell Technology Extends Beyond the Home

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15th February 2012, London, UK – The Femto Forum today announced it is to be renamed the Small Cell Forum in order to better reflect its work which embraces residential, enterprise, metro and rural small cells, as well as to prevent the perception that the small cell arena is fragmented.

Seventeen vendors adopt Femto Forum LTE small cell APIs

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Femto API

Seventeen manufacturers have so far adopted the Femto Forum APIs for their upcoming LTE products including Airvana, AirWalk Communications, Broadcom, Cisco, Freescale, ip.access, mimoOn , Mindspeed, Picochip, Radisys, Tata Elxsi, Texas Instruments and Ubiquisys amongst others.

Infonetics: Femtocell market set to double in 2012

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Market research firm Infonetics Research expects global femtocell revenue nearly to double this year while unit shipments grow at nearly 140% compared to 2011.

Global LTE Deployment Status

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2012 is going to be year of LTE in terms trials and commercial launches.

Mindspeed to Acquire 'Small Cells' Maker Picochip

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Mindspeed  Technologies has signed an agreement to acquire U.K.based Picochip Limited for a purchase price of approx $51.8 million, plus a potential earnout paymen