Z-Com, a leading global wireless solution provider based in Nanjing, China, has selected Radisys’ TOTALeNodeB small cell software solution to enable its small cell LTE-TDD (Time Division Duplex) network deployments in China. Radisys’ TOTALeNodeB will be used for ultra-low cost and low power, high performance enterprise domain small cells provisioned by mobile operators serving dense urban environments.
Z-Com will roll out LTE-TDD trial deployments in the first half of 2014 for Chinese mobile operator, CMCC. The initial focus will be on the Enterprise small cell market, supporting 32-64 users.
Radisys said mobile operators in China are turning to LTE-TDD small cell technology to alleviate the strain on their networks. LTE-TDD leverages unpaired spectrum allowing downlink (DL) and uplink (UL) traffic to travel in both directions on the same frequency band. As most mobile users download content rather than upload content, Radisys’ LTE-TDD small cell solution provides a cost effective approach for operators to add capacity to congested areas and make more efficient use of their available spectrum.
“We selected Radisys’ TOTALeNodeB small cell software because of its expansive features set and clear roadmap for TDD support,” said Jim Gao, CEO, Nanjing Z-Com. “Radisys’ TDD solution supports integration on next-generation small cell silicon, providing us with a time-to-market advantage.”