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Broadcom's Small Cell Baseband Processor Family Selected by Huawei
October 31, 2012
By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor
Broadcom Corporation (News - Alert), a company that provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, recently announced that its Small Cell Baseband Processor family of solutions has been chosen by Huawei (News - Alert), an information and communication (ICT) solutions provider, for WCDMA small cell access point deployments.
Huawei has deployed Broadcom's BCM61670 3G Small Cell Baseband Processor (News - Alert) family, which covers a range of deployments including residential, large enterprise and outdoor small cell installations. The BCM61670 performs all the required femtocell activities and is compatible with all backhauling interface architectures.
Additional key benefits of the BCM61670 include low power consumption, TPM-compatible secure platform, HSPA+ data rates, L2 data path acceleration, extended range, and multichip BCM61670 scalability.
Liu Ju, general manager for Small Cell PDT, Wireless Network BU, Huawei, commented, "The small cell market is a very important part of Huawei's mobile broadband strategy and will help operators reach long-term success. We chose Broadcom's small cell solution to bring the same macro network user experience to mobile broadband, achieving high data rates at lower power and cost."
Greg Fischer, Broadcom's vice president and general manager, Broadband Carrier Access (News - Alert), said, "We are pleased to work with Huawei to offer carriers a complete system that supports HSPA+ data rates while providing significant size, power and cost savings, ushering in increased 3G capacity and coverage. This solution underscores our commitment to meet the growing carrier and consumer demand for higher performing mobile broadband services."
Broadcom Corporation recently announced cable innovations to drive new TV and broadband experiences in China, fueling the next phase of next-generation broadband (NGB). With the deployment of two-way cable networks throughout China, cable operators are now looking to deliver a more connected, Internet-based TV and broadband experience to subscribers.
Demonstrating its commitment to innovating cable networks in China, Broadcom combines a consistent home software platform, key home networking standards support and Chinese security standard integration to deliver an Internet-based, connected home environment in China.
Edited by Braden Becker
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