Aircent, Picochip Team on LTE Base Stations

Aricent and Picochip deliver a complete, high-performance eNodeB reference framework to accelerate LTE base station development

October 25, 2011

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CHICAGO and BATH, U.K. -- Aricent, a global innovation and technology services company, and Picochip, the leaders in small cell technology, today announced the launch of a joint LTE eNodeB reference framework (eNBF). The carrier-class product is a complete solution design, from RF interface through to S1 and X2 interfaces and includes Aricent base station software stacks integrated with Picochip baseband and silicon. Rigorously tested for functionality and performance, the base station solution is designed to help telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) deliver high-performance base stations in multiple form factors, including femto, pico, metro and micro-cell configurations and is available for both LTE FDD and TD-LTE variants.

According to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), LTE is the fastest developing mobile technology ever. With 24 commercial LTE networks already launched in 16 countries and 166 LTE networks deployments being planned in 62 countries, there is a big market demand for high-capacity, cost-effective LTE base stations of all form factors.

"For equipment manufacturers, delivering compelling radio access solutions is a key component of their overall LTE strategy,” explains Rakesh Vij, vice president of business development, wireless and convergence for Aricent. “We are thrilled to partner with Picochip to deliver our proven, high-performance integrated LTE eNodeB framework that will help vendors accelerate the deployment of LTE base stations in a fast growing 4G market," Vij added.


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