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Mindspeed Bets Big on Small Cells, Supports SCF Release v1.0
February 26, 2013
By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor
Small cells technology offers enhanced cellular coverage with low-power consumption.
The market for small cells is rising thanks to the growing demand for mobile services. In fact, a recent research from iGR on U.S. small cells market predicts the total addressable market for enterprise picocells in the U.S. alone will reach nearly $9 million by 2017.
The study shows that the total addressable market for residential femtocells, picocells and metrocells is significant, but that the opportunity for different types of small cells grows at different rates.
Mindspeed Technologies (News - Alert), a provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for small cells, is betting big on the growing residential small cell market. The company has just announced its products now support the newly announced Small Cell Forum (SCF) Release Program and Release v1.0.
The SCF Release v1.0 provides information on all types of femtocells, but has more focus on residential femtocells. The program is designed to help operators trying to deploy femtocell technology.
Mindspeed’s low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products help drive video, voice and data applications in worldwide fiber-optic networks and enable advanced processing for 3G and long-term evolution (LTE (News - Alert)) mobile networks.
The Mindspeed suite of products complies with SCF v1.0. They also offer support for Iuh, TR-196, SCAPI, interoperability guidelines and technical standards.
SCF provides all the business case and technical detail, including recommended equipment specifications for RFPs, together with best practice from the operators, which have successfully deployed femtocells in scale.
The new release also contains cutting-edge information aimed at assisting new enterprise, metro and rural deployments.
Mindspeed’s small cell SoC portfolio is ideal for all types of femtocell deployments. Mindspeed has 34 LTE small cell design engagements, and is one of the first small cell SoC companies to have LTE systems commercially deployed.
Edited by Braden Becker
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