Lucent Unveils BTS ASIC

Bell Labs develops capacity-increasing chip for its revolutionary 3G CDMA2000 basestation to support greater volumes of voice and data traffic

December 18, 2002

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MURRAY HILL, N.J. -- Lucent Technologies today introduced a capacity-increasing chip that will be integrated into its new flagship third-generation (3G) CDMA2000(TM) base station unveiled last week, the Flexent® Modular Cell 4.0, and future products in the Flexent® OneBTS(TM) family of base stations. The "ASIC," or application-specific integrated circuit, was developed by the mobility team in Lucent's Bell Laboratories and incorporates intelligent antenna capabilities that enable these base stations to support substantially greater volumes of voice and data traffic.Mobile operators that deploy 3G CDMA2000 1X networks already can double voice capacity over existing 2G CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) networks. Lucent's ASIC, which supports CDMA2000, also can deliver an additional two-fold increase in capacity by utilizing the intelligent antenna feature. It also can boost data capacity by more than 100 percent to accommodate the growing demand for mobile high-speed data services, and this can increase overall data throughput delivered directly to consumers."The development of this ASIC is another example of how we are leveraging our spread-spectrum CDMA expertise to provide our customers with the most advanced and cost-effective solutions," said Paul Mankiewich, CTO and chief architect of Lucent's Mobility Solutions Group. "Mobile operators that invest in the Modular Cell 4.0 and our future CDMA2000 base stations will be able to manage the ever-increasing need for voice capacity, and growing demand for mobile data services among businesses and consumers, for years to come."The Modular Cell 4.0 is "pre-wired" to support intelligent antenna capabilities, which provides mobile operators with a simple and cost-effective way to add capacity.Lucent Technologies Inc.Bell Labs

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