Broadcom @ Mobile World Congress 2013

Telecom Lead @ Mobile World Congress 2013: Chip major Broadcom has made a slew of announcements.

Broadcom is showcasing carrier aggregation capabilities of its 4G LTE-Advanced modem. Carrier aggregation enables service providers to join different spectrum bands to create the equivalent of a contiguous 20MHz channel capable of delivering peak LTE speeds of 150Mb.

In addition, Broadcom will be showing its BCM21892 smartphone platform in live, over-the-air demonstrations.

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Meanwhile, HTC has selected Broadcom 5G WiFi technology in its new flagship HTC One device.

Broadcom’s 5G WiFi also reduces power consumption by up to 83 percent in mobile devices, so consumers can go longer without having to plug in.

Broadcom has tied up with Radisys to create a family of residential, enterprise and metro small cell offerings.

Broadcom and Radisys will offer integrated technology to enable mobile OEMs and ODMs to speed deployment of stable and high performance LTE small cells in residential, enterprise and public access markets.

Broadcom and Radisys small cell solutions are now sampling with volume production slated for Q2 2013.

Broadcom has also launched the first dual-mode small cell family of system-on-a-chips (SoCs).

The three devices in the BCM 617xx Series help cellular providers deliver better mobile experiences and faster data rates to end users while improving 3G/4G LTE network performance by offloading data traffic from macro base stations into small cell nodes.

All BCM617xx Series devices are compatible with Broadcom’s current 3G software interfaces while expanding capabilities to include next generation 4G LTE protocols. Fully integrated 3G and 4G LTE modems further reduce memory footprint, associated costs and power consumption.