Thursday, December 13, 2012

SK Telesys Builds Small Cell Base Stations with Mindspeed, Radisys

Radisys, SK Telesys and Mindspeed Technologies have teamed up on a fully integrated carrier-class Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) solution for small cell base stations.

SK Telesys, which is the wireless system manufacturer in SK Group Korea, is using the Mindspeed Transcede 3000 system-on-chip (SoC)and software from both Mindspeed and Radisys, in a small cell product that is compliant with 3GPP Release 9 "Home eNodeB" specifications, including support for self organizing network (SON) features.

"VoLTE has been a critical component of Radisys' corporate strategy since our initial investment in LTE. We are uniquely positioned to deliver VoLTE capabilities as we provide a complete end-to-end LTE solution, from our Trillium TOTALeNodeB small cell software to our VoLTE-enabled Media Resource Function, the MPX-12000, that ensures quality of service," said Todd Mersch, director of product line management at Radisys. "It was a natural evolution for Radisys to enable VoLTE on the Mindspeed platform, to the benefit of our joint customers."

"VoLTE is an important component of the LTE small cell deployments that we're engaged in with our customers in Korea. Our customers expect small cells to be a natural extension of their macrocell network and include support for the same services, regardless of what layer of the Radio Access Network a user is connected to. By working with Radisys and Mindspeed, we have been able to deliver VoLTE service with the performance and quality consistent with the macro network," said Il-Hyun Sohn, director of research and development at SK Telesys.