NEC Neva Communications Systems will supply its LTE microcell base stations to Russian mobile operator Scartel (Yota). The first installations have begun operating in Scartel's LTE network across major cities, including Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Krasnodar and Sochi.
NEC said its LTE microcell base stations provide the ability for multiple operators to provide services simultaneosly. NEC's LTE base stations are also equipped with a Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) capabilities, enabling base stations with different radii of coverage to work in unison. The units also support Self-Organizing Network (SON) functionality for facilitating the coexistence of products manufactured by multiple vendors within the same network.
Raymond Armes, Managing Director of NEC Neva, underlined the effectiveness of NEC's solution: "Our microcell base stations have demonstrated excellent results in terms of automation and energy saving, which consequently helps operators using our technology to reduce both CAPEX and OPEX. This latest partnership will enable us to expand our contributions to Scartel's network."