MIMO and Smart Antennas for Mobile Broadband Networks

The 4G Americas white paper focuses on the practical aspects of deploying Smart Antenna systems in Radio Access Systems. Key developments in MIMO and Smart Antennas, the practical aspects of deploying smart antenna systems in Radio Access Systems (RAS) and detailed information on the new antenna systems are covered in this white paper.

Colt Technology Services in partnership with NEC commence mobile operator trials with Femto as a Service

London, 17 October 2012 - Colt Technology Services in partnership with NEC, today announced that it is conducting the first ever live trials of Small Cells using Femto-as-a-Service (FaaS) with a leading, large-scale European mobile operator, using a multi-operator Small Cell (Femto) Gateway.

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.

Ubiquisys Gets $19M Funding to Meet Demand for Public Small Cell Hotspots

Ubiquisys Small Cell

3G and LTE small cells maker Ubiquisys has raised $19m in an oversubscribed round. The company will use the capital to generate further profitable growth and accelerate delivery of innovative tri-mode 3G/LTE/WiFi small cell hotspots. 

ip.access on target for Small Cell LTE Roll-out

Cambridge, Aug 14th 2012: ip.access today confirmed that it had already shipped an LTE-only version of its new E-100 dual mode access point to five customers for laboratory and field trials. This is an important staging point in the process of moving towards full commercial deployments and represents the company’s first LTE product shipments.

Sprint to Deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadio Metro Cells to Augment LTE Coverage

Alcatel-Lucent

U.S. operator Sprint plans to deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadio™ Metro Cells to augment LTE mobile broadband coverage in high-traffic areas, Alcatel-Lucent announced today. Metro cells are mini base stations that can easily be deployed indoors or outdoors to provide enhanced capacity.

O2 Selects Ruckus Wireless for Small Cell Deployment in UK

Ruckus Wireless

Ruckus Wireless has been selected by Telefonica UK (O2) to supply high-capacity small cell products for high-speed wireless services being deployed throughout London, the company announced today.

Interview with Simon Saunders, Chairman of Small Cell Forum

Simon Saunders of the Small Cell Forum discusses the work that he and his organisation are involved with, their agenda for Small Cells World Summit 2012 as well as Simon's predictions for the industry in the coming year.

The changing test requirements of LTE small cells

Ixia's testing platform for LTEi small cells.

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.

Tata Elxsi Selects Ixia to Validate LTE Small Cell Software Suite

Calabasas, CA, June 26, 2012 – Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), the leading global provider of converged IP and wireless network test solutions, announced today that Tata Elxsi has selected Ixia to validate their new LTE Small Cell software suite used in low-cost LTE home eNodeBs and enterprise femtocells and picocells.

Ubiquisys in First Demonstration of Smart Cells based on Intel® Architecture on Live Mobile Network

London, UK – Ubiquisys, the developer of 3G and LTE small cells, will demonstrate smart cells running on a live mobile network at Small Cells World Summit in London on 26-28 June. The smart cell is a new class of device: a small cell base station with a fully integrated cloud computing platform.