AirWalk Intros Femtocell With Qualcomm's UltraSON

EdgePoint PRO is first commercial device with UltraSON's advanced self-organizing network features

June 16, 2011

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RICHARDSON, Texas -- AirWalk Communications, Inc., the leader of small cell radio access networks, announced the EdgePoint PRO enterprise femtocell is now available with Qualcomm Incorporated's UltraSON interference and mobility management technology. UltraSON advanced RF interference mitigation brings critical self-organizing functionality to the EdgePoint PRO.

The growing popularity of mobile data applications and the improvements in mobile video capabilities have created a data usage surge causing network congestion in hotspots or offices where users congregate. To address these developing market dynamics, operators are deploying EdgePoint PRO enterprise femtocells to enable data off-load from the macro network onto localized small cells.

Enterprise femtocells are typically deployed as an enhancement to an established cellular macro network and therefore require self-organization capabilities to seamlessly integrate with the macro network. UltraSON Mobility Management features enable efficient off-loading of macro traffic by identifying and redirecting mobiles to the EdgePoint PRO. In addition, the Interference Management capabilities enable the EdgePoint PRO to maintain a high level of QoS and service reliability by managing interference conditions on the uplink and downlink. UltraSON Power Management features allow the EdgePoint PRO to have autonomous control over RF emissions, providing optimum coverage while minimizing interference to macrocell mobiles.

"Drawing from their extensive air interface knowledge, Qualcomm has developed a robust self-organizing solution based on extensive research and real-world measurements," said Chris Osborn, CTO at AirWalk. "Operators deploying small cells require a system that minimizes manual planning and makes quick and reliable deployments of small cells possible. With the addition of UltraSON technology, EdgePoint PRO offers the most advanced solution available to meet these operator requirements."

AirWalk Communications Inc.

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