Ubiquisys and Texas Instruments to develop intelligent small cell

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Ubiquisys is collaborating with Texas Instruments (TI) to develop a new generation of small cells designed to meet the strong growth in mobile data consumption.

The collaboration will fuel a new range of dual-mode WCDMA/LTE small cells for public space and metro environments, such as base stations designed for mounting on walls or street furniture, with performance up to 150Mbps LTE plus 64 calls/84Mbps WCDMA. The first products will be available in 1H 2012.

Dual-mode WCDMA/LTE small cells have a number of advantages. They provide a smooth migration to LTE, whilst providing the near-term need for WCDMA capacity and maintaining support for voice services. There are also significant power consumption and Capex advantages over separate systems.

These cells dynamically complement the macro network, adapting to changes and autonomously forming Self-Organizing Networks (SON). They use commodity internet connections to reach the mobile core network. This combination of intelligence and flexibility dramatically reduces deployment and operational costs.

“Our  infrastructure System-on-Chips (SoCs), based on our unique KeyStone multicore architecture, set new standards in combining processing power, economics and system energy savings. Through our collaboration with Ubiquisys we are creating the blueprint for the small cell revolution,” said Brian Glinsman, general manager, communications infrastructure, Texas Instruments.

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