Femtocell vendor Ubiquisys announced it has tapped Texas Instruments to develop a new generation of small cells that will combine TI's infrastructure solutions with Ubiquisys' adaptive and self-organizing capabilities to deliver what Ubiquisys calls an adaptive small cell.
Small cell architectures are the hot infrastructure piece for 2011 as operators look for ways to ease the network strain of heavy data traffic. The idea is to fit small cells within the larger network architecture to provide better coverage and higher data speeds. By creating a much denser mobile network closer to the point of use, users will experience better data performance.
The two companies plan to bring to market a range of dual-mode WCDMA/LTE small cells for public space and and metro environments such as base stations designed for mounting on walls or street infrastructure. Ubiquisys and TI are touting performance up to 150 Mbps plus 64 calls/84 Mbps WCDMA. The first products are expected in the first half of 2012.
"Our infrastructure System-on-Chips (SoCs), based on our unique KeyStone multicore architecture, set new standards in combining processing power, economics and system energy savings," said Brian Glinsman, general manager, communications infrastructure, Texas Instruments, in a press release. "Through our collaboration with Ubiquisys we are creating the blueprint for the small cell revolution."
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