|[February 20, 2013]
InterDigital, Mindspeed and Radisys Collaborate to Deliver Integrated Small Cell with Wi-Fi Solution
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
InterDigital (News - Alert) (NASDAQ: IDCC), Mindspeed
Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), and Radisys®
(NASDAQ: RSYS) announced today that they will be demonstrating an
integrated Wi-Fi and LTE small cell solution at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in
Barcelona later this month. The solution combines InterDigital's
Converged Gateway (News - Alert), a licensed and unlicensed bandwidth management
software with carrier-proven Radisys TOTALeNodeB™
complete small cell software, all running on Mindspeed®'s Transcede®
dual-mode processor. The Transcede system-on-chip (SoC) is a dual-mode
device with designated headroom available for value-added software,
which fully supports both 3G/HSPA, 4G/LTE (News - Alert) and Wi-Fi applications from
Radisys. This enables OEMs to efficiently develop small cell solutions
that combine HSPA, LTE and Wi-Fi in one access point.
Network operators are increasingly embracing cellular and Wi-Fi as
complementary technologies in delivering the ever-growing volume of data
through offloading cellular users onto Wi-Fi. As such, many operators
are deploying carrier Wi-Fi in significant volume today. But critically,
for urban deployments with metrocells, the total cost of ownership (TCO)
is driven by the number of nodes, as each requires power, backhaul,
installation and site acquisition. Having separate carrier Wi-Fi
installations and small cell installations to serve the same area
doubles TCO compared to an integrated unit that shares power, backhaul
InterDigital's Converged Gateway software delivers a novel offloading
and traffic management solution by intelligently managing application
data flows across multiple physical transports or networks, and
simultaneously enhances the overall user experience. This enables
synergies between cellular and Wi-Fi by using advanced
operator-controlled policies to combine, split or hand over data streams
based on contextual parameters, such as channel conditions, content,
user preferences, subscription plans, etc. This is fully compatible with
both 3GPP and 802.11 standards, and embodies the Small Cell Forum ISW
(Integrated Small Cell Wi-Fi) reference architecture.
"InterDigital's innovation and technology leadership in the wireless
industry is contributing bandwidth management solutions for the HetNet,
and helping solve the banwidth crunch for carriers while ensuring QoE
for users," said Allen A. Proithis, Executive Vice President of
InterDigital Solutions. "We are pleased to partner with Radisys, an
industry leader in the small cell protocol stack and platform software,
and Mindspeed, a leader in SoC, in delivering a reliable industry
solution that can address TCO issues for carriers in such a compelling
"Small cells represent one of the most exciting segments in wireless
today, and we are proud of our market-leading position," said Dr. Naser
Adas, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of the wireless
infrastructure business unit at Mindspeed. "We are the only small cell
SoC company commercially shipping both 3G and LTE. Through this
initiative with InterDigital and Radisys, our dual-mode SoC enables a
complete, triple mode ISW access point, delivering the benefits of Small
Cells and Wi-Fi in one system."
"Radisys is pleased to be part of the next leap of HetNet innovation,"
said Todd Mersch, senior director product line management, Software and
Solutions, Radisys. "Efficient and cost effective deployment of
multi-mode technologies is key for operators for both capex and opex
expenses. Radisys' field deployed 3G and LTE multi-mode small cell
software solution turns the HetNet concept into the deployment reality
for operators. In 2013, as multi-mode deployments proliferate, operators
will need policy driven control on their access assets and we are
pleased to be at the forefront of solving the HetNet deployment
The ISW software from InterDigital controls both Wi-Fi chipset and the
Mindspeed Transcede platform, integrating 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with LTE
and HSPA. It will work with all of Mindspeed's small cell SoC products,
scaling from cost-effective residential systems to high-performance
"metro cells" for public access and dense urban deployment.
Recently, the Small Cell Forum and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA)
announced that they will work together to intelligently integrate small
cells and Wi-Fi to improve quality of service, lower costs and simplify
deployment. The Forum is developing a reference architecture for ISW,
building on the work in other standards bodies to help operators define
and deploy such integrated products.
By 2017, nearly 21 exabytes of mobile data traffic will be offloaded
each month to fixed networks by means of Wi-Fi devices and femtocells
according to predictions in the Cisco (News - Alert) Visual Networking Index: Global
Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012-2017.
InterDigital develops fundamental wireless technologies that are at the
core of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many
of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges,
inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer
multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has
licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world's leading
wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ
and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index.
InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc.
For more information, visit: www.interdigital.com.
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.
Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS) is a market leader enabling wireless
infrastructure solutions for telecom, aerospace and defense
applications. Radisys' market-leading ATCA,
MRF (Media Resource Function) and COM Express platforms coupled with
software, services and market expertise enable customers to bring
high-value products and services to market faster with lower investment
and risk. Radisys solutions are used in a wide variety of 3G & 4G / LTE
mobile network applications including: Radio Access Networks (RAN)
solutions, wireless core network applications, Deep Packet Inspection
(DPI) and policy management; conferencing and media services including
voice, video and data, as well as customized mobile network applications
that support the aerospace and defense markets.
Radisys® and Trillium® are
registered trademarks of Radisys. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.
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