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    1. Airvana focuses 100% on small cells after selling EV-DO business to Ericsson

      Airvana focuses 100% on small cells after selling EV-DO business to Ericsson

      It said the sale of its EV-DO macro cell radio access network business unit does not impact its small cell business unit and will, in fact, enable the company to focus all of its efforts on the expanding small cell segment of the wireless industry. "With over a million ...

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    2. Madden: Small cells will carry more capacity than macros

      During the past three years, the number of femtocells shipped has outstripped the number of macro base stations. We've all seen this in the news, but it really doesn't mean very much. A macro eNodeB carries far more capacity than a femtocell. After all, a million base stations cover a billion people, while a million femtocells cover a few million people.    And all of the femtocell startups know the painful truth: So far there has been no tectonic shift toward capital spending for small cells. In short, comparing sites makes femto vendors feel good but it's essentially ...

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    3. SK Telesys incorporates VoLTE into small cells

      SK Telesys, the wireless system manufacturer of SK Group Korea, is integrating voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) into its small cell base stations using the Mindspeed Transcede 3000 system on a chip (SoC). The Mindspeed SoC features softwear was developed by Mindspeed and its partner Radisys and meets 3GPP Release 9 Home eNodeB specifications, including support for self-organizing network features (SON). "We see VoLTE as a critical component of small cells as they become widely adopted," said Naser Adas, v
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    4. Infonetics: Small cell backhaul equipment will reach $5B by 2016

      The market for outdoor small cell backhaul equipment will reach a cumulative of $5 billion worldwide from 2012 to 2016, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.  This is in addition to the $44 billion that the research firm expects will be spent on macrocell backhaul equipment during the same time period. The company also said that number of outdoor small cell backhaul connections will grow more than 100-fold from 2012 to 2016. Richard Webb, co-author of the report said that he expect
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    5. Telstra exec: I'm bullish on small cells but will invest in macro network first

      Telstra exec: I'm bullish on small cells but will invest in macro network first
      CHICAGO--Australian operator Telstra is a proponent of small cell technology, but a top network executive at the company said the operator will invest in building its macro network first before it starts to look at small cells. Speaking at the 4G World conference here, Mike Wright, Telstra's executive director of network and access technologies, said that although Telstra is a proponent of small cells, the company believes it's important to put most of its investment in the macro network first.
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    6. Accedian NanoNID targeting small cell performance assurance

      Accedian NanoNID targeting small cell performance assurance

      Accedian Networks, a vendor of performance assurance Ethernet demarcation products, is targeting the small cell backhaul market with its NanoNID, a USB stick-size network interface device designed to provide remote troubleshooting, performance measuring and capacity planning for small cells, mobile backhaul and CPE networks. Mobile operators that have upgraded their backhaul from TDM lines to gigabit Ethernet are finding that they need performance assurance in order to make gigabit Ethernet as s

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    7. T-Mobile's Ray: MetroPCS' DAS will give us a small cell play

      T-Mobile's Ray: MetroPCS' DAS will give us a small cell play

      with Neville Ray, CTO of T-Mobile USA T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS) expect to close their planned merger sometime in the first half of next year. The deal will combine MetroPCS' 9.3 million customers with T-Mobile's base of 33.2 million customers. In addition, if regulators approve it, the deal will also enable T-Mobile to merge MetroPCS' existing LTE network into its own planned LTE network on AWS frequencies and refarm MetroPCS' 1900 MHz CDMA spectrum for HSPA+ services. The combined co

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    8. Maravedis: Small cells will end mobile market's obsession with sub-1GHz

      Maravedis: Small cells will end mobile market's obsession with sub-1GHz

      During these early stages of commercial LTE development, the mobile industry has been fixated on low frequency spectrum, sometimes to the point of madness. Of course, sub-1GHz frequencies are desirable for covering large areas affordably and are ideal for first wave roll-outs of new networks. Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) has achieved 4G coverage in 700MHz on a scale that was undreamed-of in the early days of 3G. However, low frequencies rapidly run out of capacity, which is why the investment mark

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    9. Sprint's Tarazi: Network Vision 2.0 is our HetNet strategy

      with Iyad Tarazi, Sprint Nextel's vice president of network development and engineering Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) is deeply involved in boosting coverage and capacity for its networks via CDMA femtocells for homes and enterprises and an LTE picocell deployment strategy that is just ramping up, with an initial focus on indoor deployments followed by outdoor deployments in 2013-2014. The operator announced in August that it would deploy Alcatel-Lucent's (NASDAQ: ALU) lightRadio metrocell architecture
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    10. Nokia Siemens rolls out HetNet services

      Operators looking to deploy small cells to expand the coverage and capacity of their networks are finding a host of integration challenges, but a new HetNet services package from Nokia Siemens Networks is aimed at helping operators optimize their mix of macro and small cells. Nokia Siemens' Services for HetNets product, which is part of the vendor's modular Liquid Net portfolio, includes hotspot analysis plus small cell planning, optimization, deployment and management. For each identified hotsp
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    11. Sprint, Ericsson hashing out small cell contract details

      Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) is negotiating to add Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) to its list of small cell equipment suppliers, according to a top executive with the carrier. Sprint announced in August that it would deploy Alcatel-Lucent's (NASDAQ: ALU) lightRadio metrocell architecture gear as well as Samsung's small cell gear throughout its footprint. Both are suppliers for Sprint's Network Vision infrastructure project as is Ericsson. When the August small cell contracts were announced Ericsson was missin
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