|[December 13, 2012]
Aricent, Contela and Mindspeed Announce VoLTE Integration for Small Cell Base Stations
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD) today announced that they have
integrated Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) into small cell base stations. The new
solution features the Mindspeed® Transcede® 3000 system-on-chip (SoC) in
a Contela LTE small cell product, with fully-integrated carrier-class
software from both Mindspeed and Aricent (News - Alert) that meets 3GPP Release 9 "Home
eNodeB" specifications, including support for self organizing network
Traditional base station products have supported LTE data services only,
leaving voice to be carried by the legacy 3G network, most likely on a
macrocell. According to Informa (News - Alert) Research, 98% of carriers agree that
small cells are essential to their LTE network rollout, which means that
support for voice will be a critical element. VoLTE is the preferred way
to carry voice calls over the all-IP LTE network, but only a few
carriers have adopted it so far.
Most LTE deployments use legacy network technologies (Circuit Switched
Fall Back, or CSFB) for enabling voice connectivity, which has various
drawbacks, including low battery life and network inefficiencies. VoLTE
voice calls can have guaranteed bandwidth and quality of service (QoS)
which enables "HD voice," using wider bandwidths and better quality
codecs to delive clearer calls than traditional cellular or even
landline voice services.
"We have demonstrated our leadership position in carrier-class small
cells in both 3G and now LTE," said Jang Ahn Kwon, vice president and
CMO at Contela, "But this industry is built on eco-systems and we could
not have done it so quickly without our partners at Mindspeed and
Aricent. Operators around he world are deploying carrier-class,
public-access small cells as a fundamental part of their networks, which
started with HSPA and has become mainstream with LTE. We are proud to
have taken a step forward with this support for native VoLTE in our
"VoLTE is a highly important technology for wider deployment of LTE, and
we are pleased to have played a critical role in developing the VoLTE
software and enabling this service in collaboration with our partners,"
said Pratyush Dasgupta, vice president and head of wireless practice, at
Aricent. "Aricent is one of the leaders in developing LTE eNodeB
software and we are constantly investing in LTE and enhancing our
solution by incorporating features such as VoLTE and SON that help
provide robust coverage and connectivity in a range of deployment
"Without VoLTE a 4G small cell is only delivering a fraction of its true
potential, so we are pleased to enable this service," said Naser Adas,
vice president and general manager of the wireless business unit at
Mindspeed. "Once more we have demonstrated Mindspeed's small cell SoC
technology leadership: working with partners to improve small cell
technology, to deliver better services for consumers and better
economics for mobile operators."
About Mindspeed Technologies
Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ: MSPD) is a leading provider of network
infrastructure semiconductor solutions to the communications industry.
The company's low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products are helping to
drive video, voice and data applications in worldwide fiber-optic
networks and enable advanced processing for 3G and long-term evolution
(LTE) mobile networks. The company's high-performance analog products
are used in a variety of optical, enterprise, industrial and video
transport systems. Mindspeed's products are sold to original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe.
To learn more, please visit www.mindspeed.com.
Company news and updates are also posted at www.twitter.com/mindspeed.
The Aricent Group (News - Alert) is a global innovation and technology services company
that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and
services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications
technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user
experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique
portfolio of innovation capabilities that seamlessly combines consumer
insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems
integration. The client base includes communications service providers,
equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers,
and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company's investors are Kohlberg
Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta
Partners, and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.
For more information, please visit http://www.aricent.com.
Follow the Aricent Group on Twitter (News - Alert) @ http://twitter.com/aricent.
is a leading small cell company providing 3G and LTE end-to-end small
cell solution including Small Cell AP, Small Cell Gateway (News - Alert) and Management
System for home, enterprise, rural and public deployment. Based on the
verified experiences of providing commercial services and products over
the years, Contela launched the world's first data-only small cell
service with its Data Small Cell in Korea successfully deployed by SK
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