Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Mindspeed delivers base station solution for China Mobile's 3G small cell roll out

USA: Mindspeed Technologies Inc. announced that its baseband system-on-a-chip (SoC) is being used in TD-SCDMA small cells deployed by China Mobile Group (CMCC), Jiangsu Co. Ltd, Suzhou branch to deliver improved wireless access for residential and enterprise customers across their 10 million subscriber base in Suzhou.

The Mindspeed SoC solution provides all processing for the physical layer, MAC and layer 3 needed to realize a fully functional residential or enterprise small cell system. Mindspeed also provides the physical layer software while the upper layer software is provided by system OEMs such as Bravo Tech, Inc., or Femtel, who are now delivering systems to China Mobile.

CMCC Suzhou Branch, is the leader in small cell commercial deployments in China. They pioneered the deployment model and successfully completed field trials earlier this year.

"We recognized the need for small cells as an enhancement to our macro network with the objective of providing a cost effective and significantly better wireless broadband access experience for our huge subscriber base in Suzhou. We have achieved our deployment target set in February much faster than originally planned," said Ms. Chen Wei, GM of the Suzhou Branch.

"Customer service is foremost in our mind so enhancing our network with small cells to improve 3G Customer experience is a key to our success. Mindspeed provides the only commercially deployable SoC solution on the market that meets China's TD-SCDMA standard.” Ms. Chen added.

"We are pleased to enable the TD-SCDMA small cell roll out at CMCC," said Naser Adas, GM of wireless business unit at Mindspeed. Dr. Adas added: "Mindspeed is continuing and enhancing the former Picochip product line in accordance with the strategy we announced at the time of the acquisition: our integrated 3G technology enables us to fulfill our promise of providing the only concurrent dual mode (3G/4G) product on the market. What is more, we are the only small cell company with TD-SCDMA support, and the only one to support both LTE FDD and LTE-TDD."

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