On Monday at the Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona, Spain, the mobile broadband routers supplier DOVADO and Ubiquisys, a developer of 3G and LTE intelligent cells, jointly demonstrated a 3G residential small cell with LTE (News - Alert) backhaul. The companies said that by combining their respective technologies, they are enabling operators to rapidly deliver a high quality, in-building mobile broadband service to areas where 3G or fixed line services are limited due to the lack of infrastructure or spectrum.
According to Lte World, the use of LTE in lower frequency gives greater in-building penetration. The report says that Ubiquisys’ (News - Alert)3G small cell technology is commercially proven with mass-market deployments globally through operators such as SoftBank, Network Norway and SFR (News - Alert). They have a track record of innovation, which includes deployment of rural femtocells in Japan, many of which are backhauled over satellite, reported Lte World.
As per the report, the DOVADO TINY was launched in June 2011. And since then it has been adopted by several leading operators of 4G/LTE and 3G/DC-HSPA+ networks. “Supporting 4G/LTE USB modems, the DOVADO TINY allows users to distribute the Internet access throughout a home or office with ease,” wrote Lte World.
The supplier said that DOVADO TINY supports the widest range of commercial 4G/LTE (FDD/TDD) as well 3G USB modems, and its capabilities also include SMS-based remote control and status notifications. The company claims that these features are allowing subscribers to interact with their DOVADO TINY remotely from any mobile phone.
In a statement, Chris Gilbert (News - Alert), CEO Ubiquisys, said, “Our mobile operator customers are deploying small cells in an ever wider range of scenarios including home, office and public space environments.” He added, “By providing a diverse range of flexible backhaul solutions, in addition to existing fixed line connections, they can deliver cellular coverage in areas that previously proved uneconomical.”In another statement, commented DOVADO Europe AB CEO Thomas Axaeus, “As more and more LTE networks go live we are seeing an ever increasing demand for mobile broadband routers… By combing our product with femtocell technology we are able to provide these operators with a means of quickly filling the fixed broadband access gap. We are delighted to be working with Ubiquisys in this innovative area,” noted Axaeus.
Edited by Rich Steeves