Aricent and Wintegra Collaborate to Expedite LTE Infrastructure Deployments

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February 17, 2010 - Aricent and Wintegra today announced plans to deliver a joint Long Term Evolution (LTE) eNodeB testing solution.  The solution will integrate software and components from both companies, and is designed to accelerate the product development cycle of telecommunications equipment manufacturers’ LTE infrastructure as carriers’ deployment windows draw near.

Aricent’s LTE software frameworks will be integrated with Wintegra’s Layer 2 software and silicon to deliver a harmonized solution capable of high performance testing of eNodeB platforms from leading telecom equipment vendors. This joint approach was designed to help telecommunications equipment manufacturers reduce testing complexity and shorten time to market for a wide variety of LTE eNodeB products including pico, micro and macrocell base stations.

“As carriers globally initiate LTE equipment purchase and deployment cycles, telecom equipment makers must be ready with solutions that have been thoroughly exercised and performance tested,” said Michael Phillip, senior VP and GM of the Wireless Business Unit at Wintegra.  “Our components, coupled with Aricent’s LTE software and deep experience in testing telecom infrastructure, is a terrific combination for LTE of which infrastructure manufacturers can take advantage.”

Aricent’s LTE software frameworks interface seamlessly to either Wintegra’s internal MIPS based host processor or to an external host processor through Wintegra’s Application Programming Interface (API).  This combination emulates complete LTE Base Station functionality and security including key features such as Robust Header Compression (RoHC), Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) and Snow3G over-the-air security.

“LTE represents one of the most significant telecom equipment investment cycles in the foreseeable future and cannot be missed by telecom equipment vendors,” said C. P. Murali, senior vice president at Aricent. “We are pleased to be working with Wintegra to help LTE infrastructure vendors get to market more efficiently and accelerate the promise of 4G.”

The integrated IODT platform is being demonstrated at Mobile World Congress 2010 and showcases end-to-end connectivity with an LTE CPE.

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