Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ericsson Launches Pico Base Station with Wi-Fi

Ericsson introduced several small-cell products, including a pico radio base station with both 3GPP-licensed spectrum and integrated Wi-Fi. The company is positioning small cells as a complement to the macro layer, especially in dense urban environments.

Ericsson is also releasing an Indoor Pico Gateway, to enable indoor deployments that are fully coordinated with the macro layer.

Ericsson calculates that its hetnet solution will offer at least a 50 percent lower total cost of ownership for the small cell layer compared to using a multivendor approach. The cost savings are due to integration, flexible backhaul and less complexity in installation and maintenance.

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