Telecom Lead Asia: Mindspeed Technologies, a
technology provider for small cell base stations, announced that its Transcede
wireless baseband processors powers the first LTE femtocell from SK
We selected Mindspeed’s LTE solution as the most robust
and most complete LTE small cell solution on the market. Small cells are
critical to the deployment of true mobile broadband. We evaluated many LTE
small cell solutions, but selected Mindspeed due to the proven -carrier-class’
quality of their technology,” said Il-Hyun Sohn, director, SK Telesys.
The company said that its Transcede family of processors
are complete NodeB and eNodeB SoC solutions that support concurrent 3G and LTE
processing in a single device, including time division synchronous code
division multiple access, W-CDMA/HSPA+ and both frequency division duplexing
LTE and time division duplexing.
Korea has one of the most sophisticated wireless markets
in the world and its early use of metro cells and public femtocells paves the
way for operators around the world,” said Naser Adas, vice president and
general manager, wireless and customer premises equipment (CPE), at Mindspeed.
The Wi-Fi integrated LTE femtocells will be first deployed in densely populated
regions in South Korea, focusing primarily on the commercial centers of major
The rollout will then be expanded to areas with
high data demand – i.e. indoor areas like shopping centers, offices, houses and
schools – based on an analysis of LTE service usage patterns.
Mindspeed’s technology is being deployed in Korea for
HSPA+ urban femtocells and SK Telesys knew they could rely on our field-proven
The company claims that it has the most complete
portfolio of SoCs in the industry, supported by a complete, carrier-class
software reference design to accelerate time-to-market schedules.
KT chooses Mindspeed for LTE small cell solutions
Recently, Mindspeed Technologies collaborated with Korea
Telecom (KT) to provide its Mindspeed’s Transcede SoC baseband processors
for their LTE small cell development.