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Verizon LTE small cell plans receive boost from Samsung, targets enterprise

Verizon LTE small cell said to cover up to 31,500 square feet, 42 concurrent users Verizon Wireless’ continued push into small cell technology now includes a deal with Samsung Electronics to offer a LTE “network extender” for enterprise customers. The device is designed to support mid-sized...

Report: small cell and femtocell market to reach $5.98B by 2019

A new study from WinterGreen Research predicts the small cell and femtocell markets combined will reach $5.98 billion by 2019. That would constitute tremendous growth from the $420 million the market brought in just three years ago. The report, titled “Small Cells and Femtocells: Market...

Freescale Webinar: Software Strategies and Solutions for Next Generation Wireless Networks

Third-generation and "4G" wireless networks are facing a severe capacity crunch caused by massive data demand created by smart phones and tablet devices. Deployment of macrocells will not solve the problem since most of the demand is generated indoors. Service providers are moving towards heterogeneous solutions...

Vivo trials femtocells, aims for Q2 deployment

Femtocells deployments have yet to start in Brazil due to a lack of required legislation. A proposed bill that would regulate small cells aimed at extending network coverage indoors is under public consultation until Jan. 25. However, while Brazilian telecom regulatory Anatel mulls the...

Editorial webinar: The evolution of wireless infrastructure across Latin America

The roll out of LTE and the need for expansion and improvements of 3G networks comprise the biggest challenge for the telecom industry across Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, customers are seeking more data capacity. It is time to improve and expand...

Brazil to regulate femtocell use

Brazil has not yet adopted a regulation for the use of femtocells across the country, but both the minister of communications, Paulo Bernardo, and the president of telecom regulator Anatel, João Rezende, have recognized the importance of small cells to improve telecommunications services. Follow RCR...

Qualcomm: Small cells will cost less than smartphones

In the near future, small cells, which encompass femtocells, picocells and microcells, will cost less than smartphones, thus providing a wide avenue to support mobile data growth, Qualcomm CEO, Paul Jacobs predicted. Jacobs was in Brazil this week to participate in Innovation Qualcomm 2012 in...

Alcatel-Lucent conducts Latin America femtocell, metrocell trials

 Alcatel-Lucent has long claimed that femtocells and metrocells can boost wireless networks, but this time, it seems that carriers are also betting on the technology. According to Osvaldo di Campli, Alcatel-Lucent's president of the Caribbean and Latin American (CALA) region, three femtocell contracts have been signed...

Feature Report: LTE Deployment: Getting It Right the First Time

There is no doubt that the wireless space is in the midst of one of the greatest technological transformations since its inception. This is being led by carriers moving away from legacy 2G and 3G networks, that were loosely based on 1G services, and...

Telefónica to use Alcatel-Lucent femtocells in Europe, South America

The French company Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has closed a deal with the Spanish group Telefónica to provide femtocells throughout Europe and South America. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The announcement was made on the same day that the...

Reality Check: Femtocells versus Wi-Fi hotspots – What is the best solution for Brazilian carriers?

Brazil’s recently passed Conditioned Access Service law, which was passed last September, or the new Brazilian pay-TV law seemed to diminish market rumors that femtocell adoption would be encouraged by Brazilian Regulation in 2011, due to a regulatory change on femtocell-related taxes.

MWC 2012: Listen to TE Connectivity’s interview about picocells, DAS integration

Picocells and distributed antenna systems (DAS) solutions are not necessary competing solutions, on the contrary, they are complementary. Recently, TE Connectivity and Ip.access announced they have teamed up to integrate picocell technology into a distributed antenna system. During Mobile World Congress 2012, TE Connectivity is announcing an...

Analyst Angle: Sit. Browse. View.

As 4G smartphones and tablets become more prevalent, iGR has noted a change in consumer behavior – more people are likely to stay stationary while using the new devices. Contrast this behavior with the typical cellular users who, for the last 25 years or so, have moved-and-talked, usually while driving.

Femto Forum now Small Cell Forum, greater emphasis on sector

Reacting to the growth of the small cell market, the Femto Forum announced it was changing its name to the Small Cell Forum in a move to align its focus with “residential, enterprise, metro and rural small cells, as well as to prevent the...

Mindspeed closes on Picochip acquisition

Network infrastructure semiconductor supplier Mindspeed Technologies said it has completed its previously announced $76.8 million acquisition of privately-held, U.K.-based Picochip. Picochip is a supplier of integrated system-on-chip solutions targeting small cell base stations, and has a history of supplying equipment to the femtocell market. “This marks...

Analyst Angle: Why small is the next big thing for mobile networks

The case for deploying smaller cell configurations – such as picocells, microcells and femtocells – to supplement traditional macro-cell-network architectures, both for LTE and existing 3G networks, is becoming more compelling as traditional macro cells will soon not be able to cope with traffic demand in urban areas.

Small-cell devices forecast to generate $14B in sales by 2015

A report from NPD In-Stat predicts that due to skyrocketing demand for mobile data services the sale of small cell devices will hit $14 billion in retail value by 2015. These devices will include femtocells, picocells and microcells in areas where “macrocells would be...

VimpelCom uses Alcatel-Lucent solution to launch femtocell-based services in the North-Western region of Russia Bookmark and Share

Alcatel-Lucent | August 26, 2011 | Press Release St. Petersburg, August 26, 2011 - OJSC VimpelCom announced the choice of Alcatel-Lucent's (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) technical solution to support the launch of new services for Beeline subscribers in the North-Western region of Russia based...

Contracts: NTT adds Cisco; VimpelCom selects Alcatel-Lucent's femtocell; and more

Greenpacket has been awarded a 2-year contract by Wateen Telecom, WiMAX operator in Pakistan, for the supply of Greenpacket’s modem, the UH350. Wateen Telecom is a venture of the Abu Dhabi Group, which also owns Warid Telecom, Pakistan’s mobile operator. Value undisclosedDialogic announced that...

TI’s small cell chips win big at Femto Forum Industry Awards

Dallas-based Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) announced it has won the Femto Forum Femtocell Industry Award for “Enabling Technology” for its latest small cell base station System-on-Chips (SoCs). The Femto Forum, an independent industry and operator association that supports femtocell deployment worldwide, recognizes achievement and contributions...

TI's small cell chips win big at Femto Forum Industry Awards

Dallas-based Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) announced it has won the Femto Forum Femtocell Industry Award for “Enabling Technology” for its latest small cell base station System-on-Chips (SoCs).For more click on the link below.

KDDI to build 100,000 Wi-Fi network to offload cellular traffic

KDDI Corp. (KDDIY) said it plans to use Ruckus Wireless's equipment to offload cellular traffic to Wi-Fi network in a deal that starts with 10,000 wireless hotspots with plans to grow the network to 100,000 access points by March. Ruckus said KDDI's offloading initiative...

Reader Forum: Hotspots, personal Wi-Fi, instant access we want our apps

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

AT&T’s DAS group aims to improve customer experience

DALLAS—AT&T Mobility (T) formed its Antenna Solutions Group to focus on improving AT&T customers' experience by enhancing the network from the inside out, said Jim Parker, senior manager of the unit within AT&T. In that way, AT&T's Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) business is different...

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