Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), and Radisys
(NASDAQ: RSYS) announced today that they will be demonstrating a proof
of concept of an LTE-A small cell at Mindspeed's booth at Mobile
World Congress 2013 at stand 7E.104 from February 25 - 28, 2013 at
the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. The demonstration will show a small cell
with carrier aggregation, connected to two radios at 700MHz and 2.6GHz
carriers, but combining them into a single connection to the core
network. Carrier aggregation is a critical part of 3GPP Release 10 LTE-A
and is being deployed by carriers now. By combining two channels and
treating them as a single pipe, it enables higher data rates and
improves efficiency, while also making spectrum re-farming easier.
The proof of concept demonstration is running on Mindspeed®'s Transcede®
T3300 baseband processor, designed for higher performance small cells,
connected to two radios, one for each band. The software from Mindspeed
for the PHY and Radisys for the small cell protocols and application
runs on the T3300 and combines the two radio channels into a single IP
stream to the Enhanced Packet Core (EPC).
According to iGR
Inc., by the end of 2013, there will be over 150 LTE-A networks
operating in approximately 70 countries worldwide.
"Wireless technology is advancing fast, from 3G to LTE and now LTE-A,"
said Dr. Naser Adas, senior vice president and general manger of the
wireless infrastructure business unit of Minspeed. "Small cells are
becoming a critical part of the network. We are leading the small cell
industry, with 63% share according to Infonetics Research, and we are
proud to be working with Radisys to be the first companies to
demonstrate an LTE-A small cell."
"Carrier aggregation is very critical for the wireless industry to meet
the bandwidth demands of LTE-A," said Todd Mersch, senior director
product line management, software and solutions, at Radisys. "Radisys is
pleased to be at the forefront of LTE-A evolution and enabling market in
successfully demonstrating features that will shape the industry in
Mindspeed's small cell SoC portfolio is the leader in the industry, in
both commercial and technological terms. Mindspeed has 34 LTE small cell
design engagements and is one of the first small cell SoC companies to
have LTE systems commercially deployed.
Radisys' Trillium small cell software has proven critical to the
advancement of small cell deployments around the world. Radisys'
award-winning Trillium TOTALeNodeB is a complete software solution that
is engaged in 15 active small cell trials and deployments and has
secured more than 60 LTE customer wins.
Mindspeed will be hosting small cell technology demonstrations for
service providers, OEM customers, press and analysts during Mobile World
Congress 2013 at stand 7E.104 from February 25 - 28, 2013 at the Fira
Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.
About Mindspeed Technologies
Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ: MSPD) is a leading provider of network
infrastructure semiconductor solutions to the communications industry.
The company's low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products are helping to
drive video, voice and data applications in worldwide fiber-optic
networks and enable advanced processing for 3G and long-term evolution
(LTE) mobile networks. The company's high-performance analog products
are used in a variety of optical, enterprise, industrial and video
transport systems. Mindspeed's products are sold to original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe.
To learn more, please visit www.mindspeed.com.
Company news and updates are also posted at www.twitter.com/mindspeed.
Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS) is a market leader enabling wireless
infrastructure solutions for telecom, aerospace and defense
applications. Radisys' market-leading ATCA
and MRF (Media Resource Function) platforms coupled with world-renowned Trillium
software, services and market expertise enable customers to bring
high-value products and services to market faster with lower investment
and risk. Radisys solutions are used in a wide variety of 3G & 4G / LTE
mobile network applications including: Radio Access Networks (RAN)
solutions, wireless core network applications, Deep Packet Inspection
(DPI) and policy management; conferencing and media services including
voice, video and data.
Radisys® and Trillium® are
registered trademarks of Radisys. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.
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