Showing posts with label Small Cells. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Small Cells. Show all posts

Monday, December 7, 2015

City of San Jose Tests LED SmartPoles with LTE Small Cells

The City of San Jose will install 50 Philips SmartPoles, which bring together energy efficient LED lighting and fully integrated 4G LTE small cell technology by Ericsson. This pilot was initiated through the City’s Demonstration Partnership Policy.

The 50 Philips SmartPoles, along with 750 Philips RoadFocus LED luminaires, are connected through a system in which they can be wirelessly controlled to modify lighting to accommodate the needs of the city. Philips said its SmartPole fixtures are 50 percent more energy efficient than conventional street lighting.

For this implementation, Philips collaborated with utility company PG&E and its metering engineering team over an unprecedented 90 day development cycle to design, test, certify and install a specialized two-way communicating meter that is affixed to the top of the SmartPole. This new meter measures the amount of electricity used by the mobile network and transmits the data transmitted directly back to PG&E. The new meters de-clutter dense urban areas by eliminating the need for standalone pedestal meters that are typically installed next to any equipment that uses electricity.

“Smart cities like San Jose share a commitment to safety, sustainability and connectivity, so we are pleased to be an integral part of this innovative project that delivers all these benefits in one sleek solution that complements their streetscape,” said Arun Bansal, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Radio, Ericsson. “Integrating our LTE small cells in Philips SmartPoles and Ericsson Zero Site ensures that the mobile broadband connectivity requirements of citizens and new IoT applications can be addressed today and as we evolve towards 5G.”

http://www.ericsson.com
http://www.newscenter.philips.com/main

Thursday, December 3, 2015

TIM Brasil Picks Nokia for Small Cells and 3G/4G

TIM Brasil has selected Nokia Networks to modernize and expand its 3G and 4G LTE networks in 17 states across the North, Northeast and Center West regions.Nokia Networks will also provide its small cells products, as well as implementation, optimization and care services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

http://networks.nokia.com

Nokia Launches 1 Gbps Small Cell


Nokia Networks unveiled a new Flexi Zone outdoor modular base station that becomes the world’s first small cell to achieve over 1 Gbps peak data rate. 

The new Flexi Zone G2 Multi-Band Carrier Aggregation Outdoor Micro/Pico Base Station (BTS) offers three RF module slots, enabling operators to deploy and aggregate between various radio access technologies and spectrum combinations including up to three LTE licensed carrier bands or configurations offering a combination of LTE licensed carrier bands, unlicensed LTE bands (LTE-U or LAA) and Wi-Fi.

Nokia also announced a number of innovations to simplify small cell deployment and help operators to evolve to Ultra-Dense Networks. These include the optimal selection of viable sites, more efficient backhaul, improved plug and play technology, new energy-saving features and simplified synchronization between base stations. The company said its HetNet Engine Room allows operators to deploy small cells 30% faster, with 20% lower costs and serve 10% more subscribers. Using detailed 3-D street level maps, the service calculates a ‘Site Value Index’ that quantifies the likely return on investment (ROI) for operators from different locations.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Los Angeles Installs LED Light Poles with LTE Small Cells Built-In

The City of Los Angeles will be the first to deploy Philips' LED light poles with fully integrated 4G LTE small cell technology from Ericsson.

An initial deployment covers 100 Philips SmartPoles. Los Angeles operates 220,000 street lights and has been upgrading to LED for energy efficiency.

Philips said this project expands on its existing relationship with the City of LA. Earlier this year, LA became the first city in North America to monitor and control its street lighting through Philips CityTouch, an advanced Philips streetlight asset management system that uses mobile and cloud-based technologies.

“The Philips SmartPole technology proves its role as the backbone in an outdoor Internet of Things platform capable of delivering new services and value. This is also fully aligned with many of Mayor Garcetti’s key priorities and outcomes by taking LED street lighting and turning it into a services hub that can adapt to the changing needs of a particular neighborhood over time,” said Amy Huntington, President of Philips Lighting Americas .

Arun Bansal, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Radio, Ericsson, said: “LA will be a role model for other smart cities that place sustainability and connectivity high on their agenda. As citizens, businesses and industries transform through mobility, cities have an increasingly important role to play as eco-system partners enabling the next wave of innovations that will bring us to 5G in 2020. Innovative solutions like Philips SmartPoles and Ericsson Zero Site that efficiently improve the performance of mobile networks will be necessary to address the growing demand from both smartphone users and the Internet of Things.”

http://www.ericsson.com/
http://www.usa.lighting.philips.com/

Friday, November 6, 2015

Zayo's Small Cell Deployments Reach 1,200

Zayo reported that it now has 1,200 small cell nodes, including those under construction, connected to its network. The milestone comes less than two years after Zayo entered the small cell market as a strategic extension of its fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) business.

“Zayo’s small cell solutions leverage our extensive dark fiber network that is in place or under construction,” said Dave Jones, Zayo senior vice president, Mobile Infrastructure. “The growth in this line of business is another example of our ability to fully leverage our assets, execution capabilities and capital to drive follow-on sales.”

Zayo’s small cell solutions include fiber backhaul and fronthaul, as well as full turnkey implementation, including RF design, site acquisition, permitting and installation of equipment. The company’s FTT network, which addresses wireless carriers’ requirements for scalable, high-capacity infrastructure, now includes approximately 8,000 towers nationwide.

http://www.zayo.com

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Announces Commercial Shipment of New Small Cell

Alcatel-Lucent confirmed that its residential multi-standard small cell devices have commenced commercial deployment.

The units, which were developed in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and use a single chipset to support both 3G and LTE, will allow operators to extend superior 3G and 4G LTE connectivity and coverage into homes, substantially enhancing the in-home voice and data wireless experience via mobile devices.

The Alcatel-Lucent 9961 Multi-Standard Home Cell (MSHC) voice (VoLTE) and LTE data services while also providing support for 3G-based devices.

https://www.alcatel-lucent.com/press/2015/alcatel-lucents-new-small-cells-designed-and-shipping-record-time-bring-superior-coverage-homes

T-Mobile Launches 4G LTE CellSpot

T-Mobile is introducing a residential small cell for providing LTE coverage inside a home.

The T-Mobile 4G LTE CellSpot delivers a 4G LTE signal for customers with or without an indoor cellular signal on compatible 3G, 4G and LTE handsets for up to 16 callers at one time anywhere a customer has broadband Internet and T-Mobile wireless spectrum. The customer must provide the location address and acknowledge 9-1-1 limitations. The device is free for customers on T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan.

“Where the T-Mobile Wi-Fi CellSpot’s like a T-Mobile tower, this new 4G LTE CellSpot is a T-Mobile mini-tower—and it’s a huge feat of engineering,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “The big difference between us and the carriers is that they’ll do absolutely everything they can to bleed you dry. We’ll do absolutely everything we can and use every proven technology available to give you the best coverage possible.”

https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/media-kits/4g-lte-cellspot.htm

Monday, November 2, 2015

Nokia to Test Artemis pCell Wireless with Operators

Nokia Networks has agreed to test Artemis Networks' pCell wireless technology in 2016 with wireless operators, initially in large indoor venues and other high density areas.

The companies will jointly offer pCell Proof-of-Concept deployments to selected Nokia Networks customers. The companies may extend the collaboration to consider further advanced features that could be enabled by pCells, such as precise 3D location positioning.

Nokia said pCell has the potential to enhance the capacity of conventional 4G TD-LTE networks in certain use cases, while remaining compatible with unmodified devices.

The pCell concept uses radios to transmit signals that deliberately interfere with each other, combining to synthesize tiny pCells, each just one cm in size. Every mobile device has its own pCell, a “personal cell,” each getting the full spectrum capacity.

“In addition to creating transformative internal innovations, we continuously look for and evaluate external innovations to bring the most advanced solutions to the operators. We are keen to see the potential for pCell in enhancing 4G LTE downlink and uplink capacity given the rapidly growing network demands such as concurrent HD video streaming,” stated Hossein Moiin, Executive Vice President and CTO at Nokia Networks.

Steve Perlman, Founder & CEO of Artemis Networks, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Nokia, the world’s leading 4G LTE network vendor, to offer pCell Proof-of-Concept deployments to selected customers. pCell technology has the potential to significantly increase the downlink and uplink capacity of spectrum, while remaining compatible with existing 4G LTE devices.”

http://networks.nokia.com/news-events/press-room/press-releases/nokia-networks-artemis-to-trial-pcell-technology
http://www.artemis.com/pcell


  • Steve Perlman, Artemis Founder & CEO, has previously served as  an Apple Principal Scientist and Microsoft Division President.  He holds over 140 U.S. patents and is credited with the invention of Apple Quicktime.

T-Mobile Launches 4G LTE CellSpot

T-Mobile is introducing a residential small cell for providing LTE coverage inside a home.

The T-Mobile 4G LTE CellSpot delivers a 4G LTE signal for customers with or without an indoor cellular signal on compatible 3G, 4G and LTE handsets for up to 16 callers at one time anywhere a customer has broadband Internet and T-Mobile wireless spectrum. The customer must provide the location address and acknowledge 9-1-1 limitations. The device is free for customers on T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan.

“Where the T-Mobile Wi-Fi CellSpot’s like a T-Mobile tower, this new 4G LTE CellSpot is a T-Mobile mini-tower—and it’s a huge feat of engineering,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “The big difference between us and the carriers is that they’ll do absolutely everything they can to bleed you dry. We’ll do absolutely everything we can and use every proven technology available to give you the best coverage possible.”

https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/media-kits/4g-lte-cellspot.htm

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Nokia Launches 1 Gbps Small Cell

Nokia Networks unveiled a new Flexi Zone outdoor modular base station that becomes the world’s first small cell to achieve over 1 Gbps peak data rate. 

The new Flexi Zone G2 Multi-Band Carrier Aggregation Outdoor Micro/Pico Base Station (BTS) offers three RF module slots, enabling operators to deploy and aggregate between various radio access technologies and spectrum combinations including up to three LTE licensed carrier bands or configurations offering a combination of LTE licensed carrier bands, unlicensed LTE bands (LTE-U or LAA) and Wi-Fi.

Nokia also announced a number of innovations to simplify small cell deployment and help operators to evolve to Ultra-Dense Networks. These include the optimal selection of viable sites, more efficient backhaul, improved plug and play technology, new energy-saving features and simplified synchronization between base stations. The company said its HetNet Engine Room allows operators to deploy small cells 30% faster, with 20% lower costs and serve 10% more subscribers. Using detailed 3-D street level maps, the service calculates a ‘Site Value Index’ that quantifies the likely return on investment (ROI) for operators from different locations.

Several other Nokia Networks innovations also focus on overcoming the technical and cost barriers of deploying small cells:
  • A point-to-multipoint non-line-of-sight (NLoS) wireless backhaul option from Nokia Networks partner Tarana Wireless. Fast high-performance fiber-like backhaul can now be deployed to sites that are difficult to reach cost-effectively with fiber or line-of-sight  technologies.
  • New Intelligent Self Organizing Networks (iSON) capabilities enable rapid small cell deployments with backhaul over public networks* and for operator networks that do not use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol  (DHCP). In these two more complex environments, small cells can now be operational in under 20 minutes after being powered up.
  • An integrated Grand Master Clock function added to the Flexi Zone Controller that distributes a high accuracy clock to all Flexi Zone AP** within the cluster. This functionality offers significant CapEx and OpEx savings by eliminating the need for an external timing solution or GPS antenna  for each small cell.
“Deploying a small cell on one side of a road can cost ten times more than at a location just a few meters away on the other side of the road. We are bringing a new approach that enables operators to pick the best sites and then deploy small cells and their backhaul quickly and at a much lower cost. Now operators can justify the business case for small cells and improve the return on their network investments,” stated Randy Cox, head of Small Cell Product Management at Nokia Networks.

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.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

  • 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.

Broadcom Innovation Powers KT 4G LTE Small Cell Deployments

KT has deployed small cells based on Broadcom's system-on-chip (SoC) devices to enhance its high speed 4G LTE wireless broadband services.


KT completed deployment and verification of its Broadcom-enabled small cells for commercial outdoor environments this quarter and plans to expand services to indoor residential locations in the second quarter of 2015.

"With growing requirements on voice and video media services, mobile subscribers now require better coverage and higher-capacity networks," said Mr. Sang-hoon Park, KT Corporation Vice President. "By integrating Broadcom's high-performance small cell SoCs into our overall 4G LTE deployment strategy, we can quickly and cost effectively address increasing capacity demands while optimizing spectral efficiency."

Broadcom’s chipset supports concurrent LTE in the Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) and Time Division Duplexing (TDD) modes as well as hosted Wi-Fi services.

http://www.broadcom.com

Sunday, March 1, 2015

SK Telecom Deploys LTE Small Cells with Carrier Aggregation

SK Telecom, Korea's largest telecommunications company, has selected Broadcom's latest small cell system-on-chip (SoC) devices with carrier aggregation technology to enhance its high-speed 4G LTE services.  SK Telecom aims to be the first carrier to deploy LTE small cells capable of aggregating two non-contiguous bands, thus increasing bandwidth and data throughout its LTE network.

"SK Telecom is making constant efforts to enhance our LTE network and offer a wider range of value added services to our mobile customers," said Park Jin-hyo, SK Telecom Senior Vice President and Head of the Network Technology R&D Center.  "As a result of Broadcom's superior capabilities in small cell chipset innovation, we can deliver the seamless mobile experience our subscribers have come to expect."

Broadcom’s BCM61765 SoC supports both inter-band and intra-band Carrier Aggregation services in both TD-LTE and FD-LTE concurrently.

http://www.broadcom.com

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Verizon Deploys Ericsson Radio Dot System

Verizon has installed the Ericsson Radio Dot System at its regional headquarters building in Metro Detroit. This marks the first deployment of the Ericsson Radio Dot System in a commercial building in the United States.

The Dot boosts indoor mobile coverage and capacity. In this first office application, the Dot is also supporting Verizon's Advanced Calling service, including HD Voice and Video Calling over LTE, in indoor environments. In addition to installation, Ericsson provided professional services including design and verification.

The Ericsson Radio Dot System is fully integrated with the macro network and enables remote software upgrades as technologies evolve. The system uses compact Radio Dots and Cat 6A cabling, which reduces cost, complexity and power consumption for operators.

http://www.ericsson.com

Monday, February 23, 2015

T-Mobile US Looks to LTE-U in Nokia's Flexi Zone Small Cells

T-Mobile US plans to accelerate its deployment of Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) (also referred to as LTE-U).

At the upcoming Mobile World Congress, Nokia Networks will demonstrate the capabilities of LAA, using its award-winning Nokia Flexi Zone small cells technology, currently deployed by T-Mobile to enhance the mobile broadband capacity of its rapidly growing 4G LTE network. The demonstration will include carrier aggregation between LTE in licensed and unlicensed spectrum and the technology's co-existence with Wi-Fi.

Nokia said the 5 GHz frequency band, typically used for Wi-Fi today, can uniquely complement licensed LTE bands, while LTE can provide better spectrum efficiency than current technologies on that band. Additionally, LAA brings all of LTE's efficiencies and seamless mobility to the unlicensed band while ensuring smooth co-existence with Wi-Fi services. Carrier aggregation between LTE in licensed and unlicensed spectrum provides customers guaranteed service quality and boosts overall performance where needed.

LAA is planned for 3GPP industry standardization in mid-2016. Nokia Networks plans to integrate LAA capabilities into its small cell portfolio at the end of 2015.

"LAA is an attractive solution to tap the unused potential of the 5 GHz band to give our customers LTE efficiencies and smooth co-existence with Wi-Fi. Nokia Networks' early demo not only shows the next generation of small cells, but is a critical first step to staying ahead of the increasing LTE capacity demand. Our mission is giving our customers better mobile performance and capacity when and where they need it the most. This demo is a testament to Nokia's ability to innovate quickly and bring products to market when we need them," stated Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer, T-Mobile.

Ricky Corker, Executive Vice President of North America, Nokia Networks, said: "We're delighted to contribute to the standardization of this technology and, at the same time, innovate by building LAA readiness into our Flexi Zone small cell technology. Our demonstration proves Nokia Networks' ability to collaborate with industry innovators like T-Mobile to bring breakthrough technology quickly to market to address real world network challenges."

http://company.nokia.com/

Sunday, February 22, 2015

SpiderCloud Supplies Small Cells for Pakistan's Warid

Pakistan's Warid Telecom, has started deployments of scalable small cell systems from SpiderCloud Wireless, with Emtel Communications.

SpiderCloud said the first deployments are targeted for hundreds of different locations in the major cities of Pakistan with 4G Radio Nodes providing access using band 3* and Services Nodes that are securely connected to Warid Telecom’s core network.

SpiderCloud’s system includes a Services Node (SCSN) that controls up to 100 self-organizing, multi-access 3G and 4G small cells, providing reliable coverage and capacity for enterprise and venues of up to 1.5 million square feet. A system can be installed in just days using an enterprise Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) as a managed service by a mobile operator’s network.

SpiderCloud has a portfolio of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Radio Nodes operating in 3G (single band), and dual-band 3G+4G and 4G+4G small cells as part of the system.

“This is the first commercial deployment of SpiderCloud in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Michael Gallagher, CEO with SpiderCloud Wireless. “We’re pleased to work with Emtel Communications as our system integrator partner in Pakistan to deliver scalable small cell systems to Warid Telecom and its customers.”

http://spidercloud.com/news/press-release/warid-telecom-first-offer-businesses-and-consumers-pakistan-4g-small-cell-systems

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Aquantia Brings Multi-Gigabit over Copper Backhaul to Small Cells

Aquantia, which is the leading supplier of 10GBASE-T PHYs for copper connectivity in data centers, is bringing its technology to mobile infrastructure, including in-building C-RAN architectures that rely on Remote Radio Unit (RRU) sending the digitized RF spectrum to a centralized Baseband Unit (BBU) for processing.

Aquantia's new AQcell product line is designed to transport digitized cellular data at multi-Gigabit per second rates over 200-meters of copper cable, while also providing Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capabilities. The company is introducing a single-port (AQC105) and quad-port (AQC405) configurations, both implemented in 28nm.

“Small cell deployments are witnessing high growth as service providers cope with greater volumes of indoor cellular network traffic,” said Faraj Aalaei, President and CEO of Aquantia. “AQcell was designed specifically to accelerate small cell growth by enabling a highly scalable front-haul transport solution. It removes significant barriers to entry for next generation equipment and by doing so, service providers can enjoy greater network coverage and better service quality.”

http://www.aquantia.com

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Intros Compact Metro Cell Outdoor Family

Alcatel-Lucent introduced a new Compact Metro Cell Outdoor family that is 50 percent smaller than existing metro cells.

The Compact Metro Cell Outdoor family, which is currently being trialled with a number of operators around the globe, integrates the baseband, an LTE radio, higher power output and modular design options, including external antennas. The compact size also allows them to be wall-mounted and hidden from view, with just the antenna visible, and optimally placed to offer customers the highest service quality.

Alcatel-Lucent said operators can connect these CMCO devices via backhaul into their wider network. In addition, the ability to bypass the embedded baseband unit (BBU) means they will also be able to connect via a Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) to a centralized BBU, managing multiple radios. This will allow them to smoothly evolve networks and leverage the efficiencies offered by a virtualized RAN architecture.

Key features of the 9764 Compact Metro Cell Outdoor Family:

  • Small form factor (approximately 6K cubic centimeters for a 2x2W).
  • Support for LTE mobile ultra-broadband connectivity, with Wi-Fi as an option.
  • Increased capacity, supporting up to 200 users
  • Later versions using system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology will support 60 MHz within one box, as well as the ability to daisy chain to aggregate multiple small cell sectors.
  • Radio-on-chip (RoC) technology which enables 43% greater power efficiency compared to small cells solutions without this technology. 
  • Coverage and capacity support for different scenarios, made possible by various output power: 2x1W for dense urban locations (to complement the existing Metro Cell family), 2x2W for optimal coverage and capacity, 2x 5W for the highest coverage
  • Use of a variety of external antennas (directional or omni directional). 
  • The ability to allow operators to smoothly evolve towards a vRAN architecture, leveraging a centralized BBU.
  • The Compact Metro Cell Outdoor family is commercially available now within the 1800 MHz frequency, B7 operating band and 2600 MHz frequency, B3 operating band, with a full complement of frequencies for FDD and TDD available throughout 2015.

“The goal of this product was to enable operators to seamlessly and simply integrate the product inside of existing street furniture and simplify municipality zoning approvals. Our existing Metro Cells continues to help them with pole-mounting and wall-mounting applications, while we are expanding their deployment options with the Compact Metro Cell Outdoor,” stated Mike Schabel, Vice President of Small Cells in Alcatel-Lucent.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

Monday, February 9, 2015

CommScope Intros Metro Cells on Street Poles

CommScope introduced a new Metro Cell Concealment Solution that features a two-piece design for mounting all the necessary equipment for metro cell operation.  Two can mount and hide radios, antennas, backhaul termination (wireline or wireless), back-up batteries and other equipment on street poles in units that are more structurally balanced and easier to permit.

“The key to successful metro cell deployments is making the equipment as inconspicuous as possible and installing it at just the right location in dense urban areas,” said Stan Catey, senior vice president and general manager, Cable Products, CommScope. “Our concealment solution targets some of the most commonly available street furniture available for metro cell deployment—street lighting poles.”


http://www.commscope.com

Monday, February 2, 2015

Singapore Assigns 2.3GHz and 2.5 GHz TDD for HetNet Trials

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) will assign some Time Division Duplex (“TDD”) spectrum in the 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz band in the short term to facilitate trials for Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) deployments.

IDA expects the HetNet trials in Singapore to last six to nine months.  IDA is currently studying the allocation of these TDD bands for the longer term, as part of its overall review of spectrum bands to be allocated for mobile broadband services.

https://www.ida.gov.sg/About-Us/Newsroom/Media-Releases/2015/Spectrum-in-TDD-bands-assigned-for-HetNet-trials

Thursday, January 1, 2015

SingTel Tests Ericsson's In-building Radio Dot

SingTel is conducting a field trial of Ericsson’s Radio Dot System at Changi Business Park across both its WCDMA (3G) and LTE live networks.

Ericsson's Radio Dot System is a small antenna element or “dot” which delivers mobile broadband access to users. Dots are connected and powered via standard internet LAN cables (Category 5/6/7) to indoor radio units that link to a base station. The Radio Dot System leverages the same features found in Ericsson’s macro base station. Ericsson said this allows the indoor network evolves in lockstep with the outdoor network.

http://www.ericsson.com/news/141229-singtel-ericsson_244099435_c

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fujitsu Intros In-Building LTE Femtocell

Fujitsu introduced its BroadOne LS100 Series LTE Femtocell, a small and lightweight indoor base station for North America.

Fujitsu said its new small cell implements a unique interference avoidance capability that provides the highest signal strength from either the macrocell or the small cell, and provides a smooth handoff between them. Interference is mitigated through four distinct control functions – frequency, power, timing and access - in turn helping to improve user data rates. The self-optimizing feature autonomously monitors the local RF environment and intelligently adjusts to maximize user throughput. In addition, the robust QOS and Scheduler features best support premium 4G services like VoLTE.

“As mobile traffic increases with the growing use of smart devices, network operators must increase coverage and capacity of their networks,” said Tetsuya Takase, Head of Wireless at Fujitsu Network Communications. “The LS100 Series provides operators an affordable solution to improve in-building coverage and add capacity where high-speed data is critical, ultimately improving the overall user experience.”

The LS100 Series is one element of the Fujitsu solution that also includes the LS700 HeNB Gateway and LS800 HeMS Element Management System (EMS). The gateway provides high scalability by expanding processing capacity during increased traffic, while the EMS’s open OSS interface and intuitive GUI design ensure flexible, simplified element management support.

http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom

In this sponsored video, Fujitsu introduces its BroadOne GX4000 Multi-Gigabit Wireless Transport System for the North American market.  This E-band solution operates in the 70 / 80 GHz frequency band and uses Fujitsu's “Impulse Radio” technology to enable an ultra-high data rate of 3 Gbps for a wireless link. It provides wireless CPRI transport for cellular fronthaul.

http://youtu.be/m7daZjhOmfg