Wednesday, March 4, 2015

TELUS Deploys ALU’s Enterprise Small Cell

TELUS is the first carrier to deploy a Qualcomm chipset-powered Enterprise Small Cell from Alcatel-Lucent.

The small cell device, which extends LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi coverage into offices and other buildings, is the result of a strategic partnership between Alcatel-Lucent and Qualcomm Technologies.

The device can be deployed, on walls or office ceilings to optimize coverage. A Software Defined Radio is used on the Enterprise Small Cell to allow operators to configure support for 3G, LTE or a mix of technologies.

  • In July 2013, Alcatel-Lucent and Qualcomm agreed to collaborate on small cell base stations for residential and enterprise environments. Specifically, the companies will jointly invest in a strategic R&D program to develop the next generation of Alcatel-Lucent lightRadio Small Cell products featuring Qualcomm Technologies’ FSM9900 family of Small Cell chipsets. The investment would be shared by Alcatel-Lucent and Qualcomm Technologies.

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