Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Spirent Introduces Next-gen Test Appliance Platform

Spirent Communications introduced its next-generation test appliance platform for terabit, application-aware networks. The new Spirent TestCenter C100 is powered by a multi-core architecture with hardware-assisted application, mobility and encryption acceleration.



The Spirent C100 platform delivers a range of test coverage, including testing of app-aware carrier Ethernet devices, next-generation firewalls, mobile and Wi-Fi networks, and video and content delivery networks (CDN) with deep packet inspection (DPI) and app-aware policy controls. Spirent rates the C100 at double the performance compared with previous generations of test solutions.



For example, when testing application security, Spirent C100 is capable of generating more than 80Gbps of real application traffic and 90 million simultaneous TCP connections. For mobility testing, Spirent C100 emulates millions of subscribers with realistic busy-hour call/data models combining application traffic and complex 2G/3G/LTE and Wi-Fi mobility scenarios. For security application performance, the solution realistically emulates thousands of vulnerabilities and attacks, as well as thousands of IPsec tunnels and multi-10Gbps of encrypted traffic, to accurately determine the impact of smartphone applications on the network and whether the threat exposes secure business services.



“Our customers are under intense pressure to deliver a new generation of secure, application-aware mobile and cloud networks,�? said Patrick Johnson, senior director of product marketing at Spirent. “Spirent C100 advances Spirent TestCenter’s performance architecture and is built from the ground up to ensure that test engineers have testing resources that are ready to validate the performance and scale of modern networks.�?



Spirent C100 is available now for the Avalanche, Landslide and Studio test solutions. http://www.spirent.com

Huawei Looks to TWDM-PON for Next Gen Fiber Access

Dr. Yuanqiu Luo, Huawei's top optical access technology expert, has been appointed an editor for physical-layer standards in NG-PON2.



Huawei said it sees TWDM-PON as the primary solution for NG-PON2. TWDM-PON, a combination of TDM and WDM, stacks 10G TDM PONs using multiple wavelength channels, and from a technical perspective, does not require any changes in legacy ODN networks installed by operators. Currently, it is the solution most compatible with GPON and XG-PON, winning widespread recognition from telecoms operators, chip vendors, and equipment vendors. As a result, TWDM-PON was unanimously agreed to be the primary solution of NG-PON2 in the FSAN's latest group meeting.



In September 2011, Huawei released a 40G-GPON prototype built on TWDM-PON.
http://www.huawei.com

SK Telecom Plans VoLTE for Q3, LTE-Advanced in 2013

SK Telecom announced plans to support a high-quality VoLTE service in Q3 across Korea and to deliver up to 150Mbps data rates using LTE-Advanced in the second half of 2013. In a press conference earlier this week, Bae Joon-Dong, President of Network Operations Business of SK Telecom, said a new era of "LTE 2.0" will be marked by innovative services.



SK Telecom had 2.4 million LTE subscribers and a total base of more than 26 million mobile subscribers as of the end of April. This makes SK Telecom the second largest LTE service provider in the world after Verizon Wireless. The company expects to surpass 3.4 million LTE subscribers by the end of June in just a year since launching Korea's first LTE service in July 1, 2011. The company expects the number of cumulative LTE subscribers to exceed 7 million by the end of 2012.



Some highlights:



SK Telecom's LTE network covers 99% of the population. SK Telecom has been deploying LTE even in small towns and townships. It has already completed building LTE network in more than 84 major cities (plus railroads and highways), covering 95 percent of the population, in April 2012 through early execution of LTE network investment.



The company plans to introduce a Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Rich Communication Suite (RCS) to be named "HD Voice" in the third quarter of this year. HD Voice is a premium communication service that offers voice, video and data in an integrated manner. Compared to the existing 3G voice call, it offers up to 2.2 times better sound quality and twice faster call connection speed (requires less than 0.3 ~ 2.5 seconds of call connecting time). HD Voice enables users to switch from a voice call to video any time during a call, and share content like photos and video with the person on the other end of the phone. The strength of HD Voices lies in that it can be further upgraded with the addition of new value and diverse features.



SK Telecom said it has employed state-of-the-art network technologies to ensure the best quality HD Voice service over LTE. In particular, the service will use QCI (QoS Class Identifier) technology to prioritize 'HD Voice' signals over other signals.



Although HD Voice is a premium version that offers differentiated value, the company plans to apply its current pay-per-second billing system to minimize customers' cost burden and promote service use. Details of service rates will be published later.



The RCS service enables integrated use of features like voice call, SMS, chatting, file-sharing through diverse networks and devices. The company will first integrate its messaging services such as SMS into an RCS service and provide differentiated service quality leveraging reliability and stability, the core strengths of mobile carriers, and plans to develop RCS into a next-generation integrated communication platform by expanding RCS-capable devices, securing fixed-mobile interworking, and converging RCS with HD Voice and other new services. The company plans to launch its RCS service in the second half of this year after building a detailed service structure and billing systems.



SK Telecom is preparing to release various lifestyle-enhancing services – in the areas of network games, mobile IPTV, etc. over its LTE network. The company is partnering with Korean game developers to optimized games over LTE (e.g. Genesis, Cart Rider Rush+, Blue Moon, etc.).



SK Telecom will also release a mobile IPTV service called 'Mobile B TV' in July. The service boasts high definition resolution at 1Mbps, which is the highest image quality realized for mobile IPTV service in Korea. Mobile B TV will provide around 40 channels including terrestrial broadcast channels, general programming and sports channels, and offer convenient features like reservation and notification.



SK Telecom will strengthen productivity-improving enterprise solutions specialized to run on LTE networks. Currently, the company is offering smart device-based customized enterprise solutions designed to suit the nature of each industry and company by leveraging the strength of LTE network.



In January 2012, SK Telecom achieved the world's first commercialization of Advanced-SCAN (Smart Cloud Access Network), an upgraded version of SCAN, which has been developed to enhance LTE speed and coverage. Advanced-SCAN uses virtualization technology to ensure four times better call quality in base station boundary areas, thereby improving the overall LTE coverage and speed.



SK Telecom commercialized world's first LTE Femtocell on June 1 to provide stable LTE call quality in underground, buildings and data traffic concentrated areas. With LTE Femtocell, customers can use high speed, premium quality LTE services anywhere, anytime.



SK Telecom's LTE network will be further upgraded with multi-carrier (MC), HIS (Hybrid Network Integrated Solution) and LTE-A. The MC technology will enable the company to utilize both its existing 800MHz frequency band and the 1.8GHz band it newly acquired in the second half of last year. With an additional 20MHz uplink/downlink spectrum, it will be using a total of 40MHz for its LTE services. SK Telecom began offering MC pilot service in the Gangnam Station area from May 30 and commercialization of MC will begin in July 2012, with plans to cover the whole Seoul area within 2012 and 23 other major cities by early 2013.



The company also said that it will achieve world's first commercialization of HIS that enables simultaneous use of LTE and Wi-Fi networks in the fourth quarter of this year. Hybrid Network provides data rates of up to 127 Mbps (LTE 75Mbps + Wi-Fi 52Mbps), which is 70 percent faster than that of current LTE network.



SK Telecom plans to commercialize Carrier Aggregation (CA), a core LTE-A technology that doubles data transmission speed by utilizing two different frequency bands, in the second half of 2013. CA realizes data rates of up to 150Mbps by combining the speeds of 800MHz (75Mbps) and 1.8GHz (75Mbps) frequency bands.



LTE customers are using around 1.7GB of data on average per month, which is approximately 60 percent more than that of 3G customers, which stands at 1GB. http://www.sktelecom.com
  • In May, Ericsson announced that SK Telecom, South Korea's largest operator, had signed a contract for LG-Ericsson to provide the LTE network including LTE RAN and Evolved Packet Core as well as support services including engineering, design, deployment and support services. The LTE radio access network will make use of Ericsson's Operation Support System for Radio & Core (OSS-RC) and RBS 6000 base stations. The contract, which covers commercial launch of LTE services in some of Korea's major cities - including Busan and Daegu, makes Ericsson one of the operator's main partners. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Orange Activates LTE in Marseille

Orange inaugurated LTE in Marseille, the first French city to enjoy the service. The network boasts download speeds of 150 Mbps. The first 4G commercial offers will be launched in the coming months.



"Following its investments in Very High Speed fixed lines with Fibre, Orange is investing in the networks of tomorrow in order to keep France ahead of the pack. I am proud to say that Marseille, next year’s European capital of culture, will shine as the pilot for 4G technology. Lyon and Nantes will all enjoy Orange 4G by the end of the year, followed by 12 other cities by summer 2013. By investing in the technologies of tomorrow today, we offer our customers unprecedented services on the Orange network, which continues to offer the best in speed and coverage,�? said St├ęphane Richard, CEO of Orange. http://www.orange.com

AppliedMicro Opens Design Operations in Bangalore

AppliedMicro has opened a design center in Bangalore, India. The operation will drive advanced design and development of AppliedMicro's computing and connectivity solutions and provide significant value to its technology capabilities. This is the company's second design center in India after Pune.



"With the launch of the X-Gene™ platform at the end of 2011, AppliedMicro demonstrated its innovative capabilities in the cloud computing space. We are building on this by assembling teams that can satisfy our complex and demanding engineering objectives and fuel our growth. Bangalore's world-class, highly proficient and mature talent pool complements this strategy very well, and together with our Pune center, will contribute to India being our fastest growing design location," said Dr. Paramesh Gopi, President and CEO of AppliedMicro.



Besides Bangalore and Pune in India, AppliedMicro has design centers in North America, Denmark, and Vietnam. http://www.appliedmicro.com

DOCOMO Announces Flat Rate LTE Plans

DOCOMO announced flat-rate billing plans for Xi compatible smartphones, tablets and other data communication devices from October 1.



The new offerings are lower cost than existing plans and are expected to benefit light users who do not download large-sized data such as video content. The plans include:



“Xi Pake-hodai Light�? - a flat-rate plan for data communication on Xi-compatible devices,



“Xi Data Plan Light" - a flat-rate plan for data-only devices, and



“Xi Data Plan Light Ninen" - offers a discount for signing a two-year contract.



"Xi Pake-hodai Light" and "Xi Data Plan Light Ninen" plans will be available for 4,935 yen (including tax) per month, and the "Xi Data Plan Light" plan will be available for 6,405 yen (including tax) per month. Downlinks at a maximum of 75 Mbps will be available for up to 3 GB of data. For users who exceed 3 GB in a given month, the downlink speed will be reduced to a maximum of 128 Kbps for the remainder of that month, although users will have the option of continuing service at a maximum of 75 Mbps by paying an additional 2,625 yen (including tax) per 2 GB. http://www.nttdocomo.com

NEC Partners with SpiderCloud Wireless on Small Cells

NEC announced a partnership with SpiderCloud Wireless focused on small cell solutions. SpiderCloud's Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN) technology delivers indoor mobile access and application services for medium to large enterprises.



NEC will resell SpiderCloud's SmartCloud system to its existing and new customers as part of its end-to-end Small Cell solution offering, which also includes Small Cell products for the residential and small enterprise market segments. The SmartCloud system consists of a Services Node and self-organizing Radio Nodes. The Services Node connects to NEC's Small Cell gateway over the Iuh interface and the Radio Nodes connect to a Services Node deployed on the enterprise LAN.



NEC and SpiderCloud are offering an integrated 3G and Wi-Fi SmartCloud system. NEC has plans to support LTE in the future releases of E-RAN system.



"The scalability, reliability and ease of deployment of the SpiderCloud SmartCloud system are ideally suited for NEC's needs," said Anil Kohli, General Manager at NEC Europe Ltd. "With NEC's Small Cell footprint covering more than 20 carriers worldwide, we can accelerate the deployment of E-RANs to help our customers serve their client base with a premium mobile services platform that is free from the capacity, time to market and cost limitations of DAS."

http://www.nec.co.jphttp://www.spidercloud.com
  • SpiderCloud Wireless is based in Santa Clara, California.

KPN Tests Huawei's 400G on Amsterdam-to-Dusseldorf Route

KPN International has completed a long-haul trial of Huawei's 400G optical transmission technology on its live network. The OTN-based 400G connection spanned 540 km between Amsterdam and Dusseldorf and vice versa, with 300 km of additional fiber in the end terminal station. This span is one of the busiest for KPN.



The 400G trial used KPN International's pan-European WDM backbone network, which was deployed by Huawei in 2008 using NG-WDM products. Huawei upgraded the network coherent 100G in 2011.



"Huawei has always taken a customer-centric approach to our R&D efforts. We are pleased to cooperate with top international carriers like KPN International, because that helps us design products suitable to customer needs and clarify the evolving trend of the next-generation transport network." said Jack Wang, President of the Huawei Transport Network Product Line.



Huawei noted that it has deployed more than 25 commercial and 50 trial 100G networks to date. http://www.huawei.com

Spirent Introduces Next-gen Test Appliance Platform

Spirent Communications introduced its next-generation test appliance platform for terabit, application-aware networks. The new Spirent TestCenter C100 is powered by a multi-core architecture with hardware-assisted application, mobility and encryption acceleration.



The Spirent C100 platform delivers a range of test coverage, including testing of app-aware carrier Ethernet devices, next-generation firewalls, mobile and Wi-Fi networks, and video and content delivery networks (CDN) with deep packet inspection (DPI) and app-aware policy controls. Spirent rates the C100 at double the performance compared with previous generations of test solutions.



For example, when testing application security, Spirent C100 is capable of generating more than 80Gbps of real application traffic and 90 million simultaneous TCP connections. For mobility testing, Spirent C100 emulates millions of subscribers with realistic busy-hour call/data models combining application traffic and complex 2G/3G/LTE and Wi-Fi mobility scenarios. For security application performance, the solution realistically emulates thousands of vulnerabilities and attacks, as well as thousands of IPsec tunnels and multi-10Gbps of encrypted traffic, to accurately determine the impact of smartphone applications on the network and whether the threat exposes secure business services.



“Our customers are under intense pressure to deliver a new generation of secure, application-aware mobile and cloud networks,�? said Patrick Johnson, senior director of product marketing at Spirent. “Spirent C100 advances Spirent TestCenter’s performance architecture and is built from the ground up to ensure that test engineers have testing resources that are ready to validate the performance and scale of modern networks.�?



Spirent C100 is available now for the Avalanche, Landslide and Studio test solutions. http://www.spirent.com

Huawei Looks to TWDM-PON for Next Gen Fiber Access

Dr. Yuanqiu Luo, Huawei's top optical access technology expert, has been appointed an editor for physical-layer standards in NG-PON2.



Huawei said it sees TWDM-PON as the primary solution for NG-PON2. TWDM-PON, a combination of TDM and WDM, stacks 10G TDM PONs using multiple wavelength channels, and from a technical perspective, does not require any changes in legacy ODN networks installed by operators. Currently, it is the solution most compatible with GPON and XG-PON, winning widespread recognition from telecoms operators, chip vendors, and equipment vendors. As a result, TWDM-PON was unanimously agreed to be the primary solution of NG-PON2 in the FSAN's latest group meeting.



In September 2011, Huawei released a 40G-GPON prototype built on TWDM-PON.
http://www.huawei.com

SK Telecom Plans VoLTE for Q3, LTE-Advanced in 2013

SK Telecom announced plans to support a high-quality VoLTE service in Q3 across Korea and to deliver up to 150Mbps data rates using LTE-Advanced in the second half of 2013. In a press conference earlier this week, Bae Joon-Dong, President of Network Operations Business of SK Telecom, said a new era of "LTE 2.0" will be marked by innovative services.



SK Telecom had 2.4 million LTE subscribers and a total base of more than 26 million mobile subscribers as of the end of April. This makes SK Telecom the second largest LTE service provider in the world after Verizon Wireless. The company expects to surpass 3.4 million LTE subscribers by the end of June in just a year since launching Korea's first LTE service in July 1, 2011. The company expects the number of cumulative LTE subscribers to exceed 7 million by the end of 2012.



Some highlights:



SK Telecom's LTE network covers 99% of the population. SK Telecom has been deploying LTE even in small towns and townships. It has already completed building LTE network in more than 84 major cities (plus railroads and highways), covering 95 percent of the population, in April 2012 through early execution of LTE network investment.



The company plans to introduce a Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Rich Communication Suite (RCS) to be named "HD Voice" in the third quarter of this year. HD Voice is a premium communication service that offers voice, video and data in an integrated manner. Compared to the existing 3G voice call, it offers up to 2.2 times better sound quality and twice faster call connection speed (requires less than 0.3 ~ 2.5 seconds of call connecting time). HD Voice enables users to switch from a voice call to video any time during a call, and share content like photos and video with the person on the other end of the phone. The strength of HD Voices lies in that it can be further upgraded with the addition of new value and diverse features.



SK Telecom said it has employed state-of-the-art network technologies to ensure the best quality HD Voice service over LTE. In particular, the service will use QCI (QoS Class Identifier) technology to prioritize 'HD Voice' signals over other signals.



Although HD Voice is a premium version that offers differentiated value, the company plans to apply its current pay-per-second billing system to minimize customers' cost burden and promote service use. Details of service rates will be published later.



The RCS service enables integrated use of features like voice call, SMS, chatting, file-sharing through diverse networks and devices. The company will first integrate its messaging services such as SMS into an RCS service and provide differentiated service quality leveraging reliability and stability, the core strengths of mobile carriers, and plans to develop RCS into a next-generation integrated communication platform by expanding RCS-capable devices, securing fixed-mobile interworking, and converging RCS with HD Voice and other new services. The company plans to launch its RCS service in the second half of this year after building a detailed service structure and billing systems.



SK Telecom is preparing to release various lifestyle-enhancing services – in the areas of network games, mobile IPTV, etc. over its LTE network. The company is partnering with Korean game developers to optimized games over LTE (e.g. Genesis, Cart Rider Rush+, Blue Moon, etc.).



SK Telecom will also release a mobile IPTV service called 'Mobile B TV' in July. The service boasts high definition resolution at 1Mbps, which is the highest image quality realized for mobile IPTV service in Korea. Mobile B TV will provide around 40 channels including terrestrial broadcast channels, general programming and sports channels, and offer convenient features like reservation and notification.



SK Telecom will strengthen productivity-improving enterprise solutions specialized to run on LTE networks. Currently, the company is offering smart device-based customized enterprise solutions designed to suit the nature of each industry and company by leveraging the strength of LTE network.



In January 2012, SK Telecom achieved the world's first commercialization of Advanced-SCAN (Smart Cloud Access Network), an upgraded version of SCAN, which has been developed to enhance LTE speed and coverage. Advanced-SCAN uses virtualization technology to ensure four times better call quality in base station boundary areas, thereby improving the overall LTE coverage and speed.



SK Telecom commercialized world's first LTE Femtocell on June 1 to provide stable LTE call quality in underground, buildings and data traffic concentrated areas. With LTE Femtocell, customers can use high speed, premium quality LTE services anywhere, anytime.



SK Telecom's LTE network will be further upgraded with multi-carrier (MC), HIS (Hybrid Network Integrated Solution) and LTE-A. The MC technology will enable the company to utilize both its existing 800MHz frequency band and the 1.8GHz band it newly acquired in the second half of last year. With an additional 20MHz uplink/downlink spectrum, it will be using a total of 40MHz for its LTE services. SK Telecom began offering MC pilot service in the Gangnam Station area from May 30 and commercialization of MC will begin in July 2012, with plans to cover the whole Seoul area within 2012 and 23 other major cities by early 2013.



The company also said that it will achieve world's first commercialization of HIS that enables simultaneous use of LTE and Wi-Fi networks in the fourth quarter of this year. Hybrid Network provides data rates of up to 127 Mbps (LTE 75Mbps + Wi-Fi 52Mbps), which is 70 percent faster than that of current LTE network.



SK Telecom plans to commercialize Carrier Aggregation (CA), a core LTE-A technology that doubles data transmission speed by utilizing two different frequency bands, in the second half of 2013. CA realizes data rates of up to 150Mbps by combining the speeds of 800MHz (75Mbps) and 1.8GHz (75Mbps) frequency bands.



LTE customers are using around 1.7GB of data on average per month, which is approximately 60 percent more than that of 3G customers, which stands at 1GB. http://www.sktelecom.com
  • In May, Ericsson announced that SK Telecom, South Korea's largest operator, had signed a contract for LG-Ericsson to provide the LTE network including LTE RAN and Evolved Packet Core as well as support services including engineering, design, deployment and support services. The LTE radio access network will make use of Ericsson's Operation Support System for Radio & Core (OSS-RC) and RBS 6000 base stations. The contract, which covers commercial launch of LTE services in some of Korea's major cities - including Busan and Daegu, makes Ericsson one of the operator's main partners. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Orange Activates LTE in Marseille

Orange inaugurated LTE in Marseille, the first French city to enjoy the service. The network boasts download speeds of 150 Mbps. The first 4G commercial offers will be launched in the coming months.



"Following its investments in Very High Speed fixed lines with Fibre, Orange is investing in the networks of tomorrow in order to keep France ahead of the pack. I am proud to say that Marseille, next year’s European capital of culture, will shine as the pilot for 4G technology. Lyon and Nantes will all enjoy Orange 4G by the end of the year, followed by 12 other cities by summer 2013. By investing in the technologies of tomorrow today, we offer our customers unprecedented services on the Orange network, which continues to offer the best in speed and coverage,�? said St├ęphane Richard, CEO of Orange. http://www.orange.com

AppliedMicro Opens Design Operations in Bangalore

AppliedMicro has opened a design center in Bangalore, India. The operation will drive advanced design and development of AppliedMicro's computing and connectivity solutions and provide significant value to its technology capabilities. This is the company's second design center in India after Pune.



"With the launch of the X-Gene™ platform at the end of 2011, AppliedMicro demonstrated its innovative capabilities in the cloud computing space. We are building on this by assembling teams that can satisfy our complex and demanding engineering objectives and fuel our growth. Bangalore's world-class, highly proficient and mature talent pool complements this strategy very well, and together with our Pune center, will contribute to India being our fastest growing design location," said Dr. Paramesh Gopi, President and CEO of AppliedMicro.



Besides Bangalore and Pune in India, AppliedMicro has design centers in North America, Denmark, and Vietnam. http://www.appliedmicro.com

DOCOMO Announces Flat Rate LTE Plans

DOCOMO announced flat-rate billing plans for Xi compatible smartphones, tablets and other data communication devices from October 1.



The new offerings are lower cost than existing plans and are expected to benefit light users who do not download large-sized data such as video content. The plans include:



“Xi Pake-hodai Light�? - a flat-rate plan for data communication on Xi-compatible devices,



“Xi Data Plan Light" - a flat-rate plan for data-only devices, and



“Xi Data Plan Light Ninen" - offers a discount for signing a two-year contract.



"Xi Pake-hodai Light" and "Xi Data Plan Light Ninen" plans will be available for 4,935 yen (including tax) per month, and the "Xi Data Plan Light" plan will be available for 6,405 yen (including tax) per month. Downlinks at a maximum of 75 Mbps will be available for up to 3 GB of data. For users who exceed 3 GB in a given month, the downlink speed will be reduced to a maximum of 128 Kbps for the remainder of that month, although users will have the option of continuing service at a maximum of 75 Mbps by paying an additional 2,625 yen (including tax) per 2 GB. http://www.nttdocomo.com

NEC Supplies 100G DWDM for NTT Trial

NEC announced its participation in a trial of 100G optical transmission technology carried out by NTT Communications. The trial uses commercial fiber cable along Japan's highest volume transmission route spanning 710 km between Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.



NEC supplied its "SpectralWave DW7000," a 100 Gbps DWDM transmission system with a wavelength interval of 50GHz and capacity of 88 wavelengths. The testing took place in March 2012 along the repeater and DSF fiber-optic cables connecting Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.

NEC noted that actual operating conditions over existing fiber present a variety of operational challenges, including fluctuations in optical signal loss due to transmission route changes and variability in optical fiber characteristics (Chromatic Dispersion, Polarization-Mode Dispersion). NEC's 100Gbps-DWDM system addressed these issues by utilizing a transponder equipped with its internally developed 100G DP-QPSK digital coherent optical transceiver module, which demonstrated stable, error-free transmission of 100 Gigabit Ethernet signals between Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.
http://www.nec.co.jp

NEC Partners with SpiderCloud Wireless on Small Cells

NEC announced a partnership with SpiderCloud Wireless focused on small cell solutions. SpiderCloud's Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN) technology delivers indoor mobile access and application services for medium to large enterprises.



NEC will resell SpiderCloud's SmartCloud system to its existing and new customers as part of its end-to-end Small Cell solution offering, which also includes Small Cell products for the residential and small enterprise market segments. The SmartCloud system consists of a Services Node and self-organizing Radio Nodes. The Services Node connects to NEC's Small Cell gateway over the Iuh interface and the Radio Nodes connect to a Services Node deployed on the enterprise LAN.



NEC and SpiderCloud are offering an integrated 3G and Wi-Fi SmartCloud system. NEC has plans to support LTE in the future releases of E-RAN system.



"The scalability, reliability and ease of deployment of the SpiderCloud SmartCloud system are ideally suited for NEC's needs," said Anil Kohli, General Manager at NEC Europe Ltd. "With NEC's Small Cell footprint covering more than 20 carriers worldwide, we can accelerate the deployment of E-RANs to help our customers serve their client base with a premium mobile services platform that is free from the capacity, time to market and cost limitations of DAS."

http://www.nec.co.jphttp://www.spidercloud.com
  • SpiderCloud Wireless is based in Santa Clara, California.

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