Small Cell Backhaul: What, Why and How ?

Tellabs Webinar: There's a strong consensus among service providers that small cells will be an integral part of their 3G, HSPA and LTEi deployments in the future. However, the timing of deployments, use cases, and the range of potential architectures cause some uncertainty in the best path forward for each service provider.

Current and future small cell development requirements

Ravi Chachra says Aricent is seeing increasing demand for dual mode, 3G/LTEi femtocell solutions. The software is ready, but the push is yet to come from the operators, he adds.

Small Cell Forum Industry Award 2012 winners announced

London, UK – 28th June 2012 – The Small Cell Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports small cell deployment worldwide, today announced the winners of the Small Cell Forum Industry Awards 2012. The awards recognise outstanding achievement within, and contributions to, the small cell industry.

Mobile operators expand small cells deployments into outdoor public spaces

June 26th, 2012 – Informa Telecoms & Media today issued its latest quarterly small cell market status report which highlights growing operator interest in public access small cells as well as progress in the femtocell market.

Small Cell Forum: Public Access Small Cells Could Quickly Carry More Traffic than Macros

Small Cell Forum

The Small Cell Forum says that public access small cells could play a key role in providing additional mobile coverage, capacity and new services in both urban and rural areas.

Mindspeed Extends Lead in TD-SCDMA Small Cells with New Reference Design

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 07, 2012 --Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSPD), the industry leader in technology for small cell base stations, today announced the industry's first product for enterprise and public access Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) small cells.

Mindspeed Powers the World's First LTE + Wi-Fi Femtocell for SK Telesys

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Apr 30, 2012 - Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), the industry leader in technology for small cell base stations, today announced that the company's Transcede(R) wireless baseband processors are in the first long-term evolution (LTE) femtocell from SK Telesys.

3GPP LTE Evolved Packet System

3GPP LTE Evolved Packet System (and what it has to do with Femtocells)
By A. Maeder, G. Punz, S. Schmid - NEC Laboratories Europe,


LTE/LTE-A SON for Femtocells

This talk gives an overview of SON activities within 3GPPi. It justifies the needs of automatic networking operations in the increasingly heterogeneous wireless technology environment, and highlights latest SON functionalities of LTEi/LTE-A.

Ubiquisys Named #1 Indoor Small Cell Access Point Vendor by ABI Research

LONDON, UK - 28 March, 2012. Ubiquisys, the developer of 3G and LTE intelligent cells, has been ranked at the top of the latest Indoor Small Cell Vendor Matrix, released by ABI Research. The matrix compares small cell access point vendors and ranks them based on a comprehensive range of criteria linked to Innovation and Implementation.

Ubee Announces Asset Purchase in Small Cell Technologies

Dallas, TX. – March 12, 2012 —Ubee Interactive, a leader in global broadband technology, today announces the acquisition of substantially all assets of AirWalk CommunicationsTM Inc., the leader in small cell solutions by UbeeAirWalk, a newly formed Ubee subsidiary.

The Move to Small-Cell Architectures

The expansion and evolution of cellular networks over the past decades has been astounding. Networks initially designed for voice traffic have grown to accommodate increasingly high data-traffic loads. This growth has long relied on a network of macro cells to provide a good balance of wireless coverage and

Integrating femtocells and Wi-Fi

Andy Germano of the Small Cell Forum talks with RCR Wireless News about how integrating femtocells and Wi-Fi can offer mobile customers a seamless, secure wireless experience on an intelligent network.

TEKTELIC Communications delivers smallest and most-powerful complete LTE small cell eNodeB

Barcelona, Spain – February 28, 2012 – Today at Mobile World Congress, TEKTELIC Communications, a leading provider of high quality and high efficiency cellular radio solutions and 4G micro base stations announced the availability of their smallest fully integrated micro eNodeB.  In conjunction with Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.

It all comes back to backhaul

Ericsson - Backhaul plays a critical role in mobile broadband, and is rising in importance on account of the introduction of heterogeneous networks, known as hetnets.

Deploying vast numbers of small cells to complement improved and densified macrocell layers will require a range of highly scalable, flexible mobile backhaul solutions that support superior user experience.