Small Cell

Optimizing Small Cells for Coverage and Capacity: An End-to-End Approach

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JDSU Webinar: Carriers are struggling to keep up with capacity demands while simultaneously increasing coverage. Throwing more spectrum at the problem is expensive, and only part of the solution. Bringing the network closer to users with small cells can help address these problems, but only bridges the gap for today's divide—what about tomorrow?

NTT DOCOMO Announces Small Cell Base Station for 3G and LTE

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DOCOMO’s small-cell base station supporting 3G and LTE

NTT DOCOMO has developed a dual-mode small-cell base station, or femtocell, supporting 3G (W-CDMA) and LTE simultaneously. The dual-mode femtocell will be commercially launched from December and offers for improved service coverage in indoor locations such as offices, shops and homes.

Ethernet Expo 2012: Vitesse on 4G/LTE Network Timing

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss discusses the unique challenges for small cell deployments and the importance of nanosecond-accurate timing in 4G/LTEi and LTE-Advanced networks

Cavium and Symmetricom Partner to Enable IEEE 1588 Precision Timing for Small Cell Base Stations

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San Jose, Calif., November 14, 2012 –Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home, and Symmetricom, (NASDAQ:SYMM), a worldwide leader in precision time and frequency technologies, today announced a collaboration to ensure that 3G and 4G/LTE networks

PureWave Networks

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PureWave Networks develops high performance, compact outdoor base stations for the 4G marketplace. PureWave Networks utilizes smart antenna technology to achieve the coverage and capacity of a macro base station in a small form factor that can be deployed anywhere. 

Quortus Appoints Simon Saunders to Technical Advisory Panel

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Guildford, UK - 14 November 2012 - Quortus, the company transforming core network functionality into edge-based applications, today announced that Dr Simon Saunders, founding Chairman of the Small Cell Forum (formerly Femto Forum) and independent wireless communications specialist with Real Wireless, has joined the company in a part time advisory capacity.

The Importance of Difference - HetNet

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This presentation was given at the Small Cells MENA event, Oct 2012 by ip.access CTO, Dr. Nick Johnson.
Part 1 of this presentation will cover:
- The Heterogenous [HetNet] and why we have it?
- The multi-standard HetNet, Why is it different? Why is it important?

AT&T to Invest $14B in Wireless and Wireline Broadband Networks

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AT&T logo

AT&T plans to invest $14 billion over the next three years to expand and enhance its wireless and wireline IP broadband networks to support growing customer demand for high-speed Internet access and new mobile, app and cloud services. Company expects $8 billion investment for wireless initiatives and $6 billion for wireline initiatives.

NEC to Showcase Small Cell Solutions at LTE North America 2012

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Tokyo & Dallas, November 7, 2012 -NEC will outline the advantages of its small cell solutions for addressing challenges in spectrum, technology and management of future wireless broadband at LTE North America 2012, November 14-15 2012. The event will be held at Fairmount Dallas Hotel, Texas, USA. 

The 1000x challenge; Small Cells everywhere!

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To solve the 1000x data challenge, we need more small cells, and everywhere - indoors, outdoors, residences, enterprises, in all flavors-3G, 4G and Wi-Fi, and forms - femtos, picos, metros, relays, remote radio heads, distributed antenna systems etc.! But, isn't interference a limiting factor? How dense can we deploy? What are the future enhancements that take HetNets to the next level?

Wireless Broadband Alliance & Small Cell Forum Cooperate to Integrate Wi-Fi Hotspots & Small Cells

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5th November 2012 - Wi-Fi Global Congress, San Francisco – 5th November 2012 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, and the Small Cell Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports small cell deployment worldwide, today announced they will work together to in

Tata Elxsi showcases their LTE Small Cell software suite using Polaris Networks’ LTE EPC Emulators

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Lexington, Massachusetts, October 30, 2012 - Polaris Networks announced today that Tata Elxsi successfully conducted live demos of its software suite for LTE eNodeB in Japan, using the LTE EPC Emulators from Polaris. This demo was showcased at Tata Elxsi’s Japan office between April and June 2012 for their customers in Japan.

Radisys and Polaris Networks successfully complete IOT; Radisys selects Polaris Networks’ LTE EPC Emulators to Test its LTE Small Cell Solution

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Lexington, Massachusetts, October 29, 2012 - Polaris Networks, a global solutions provider for wireless technologies, announced today that Radisys®, a leading provider of embedded wireless infrastructure solutions, has selected the Polaris LTE EPC Emulators to test the Radisys small cell solution for functionality and performance.

Korean Base Station Manufacturers select Polaris Networks’ LTE EPC Emulators to validate their LTE small cells

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Lexington, Massachusetts, October 29, 2012 - Polaris Networks announced today that three leading LTE small cell manufacturers in Korea, have selected the Polaris LTE EPC emulators to test the development of their LTE Small Cells. Among them is a leading joint venture TEM company, CS Holdings and Contela Inc.