MWC 2015: What telecom network vendors are showcasing

Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) in Barcelona from 2-5 March will see several key telecom network vendors showcasing their latest technologies and the latest achievements for the future digital world.


Telecom network vendor Huawei says it will demo the world’s first 16nmFinFET ARM64 based networking processor Nova that promises 67 percent more efficient than traditional processors, reduces the cost and power for radio networks and improved performance and flexibility. The main advantage of Nova is that it supports GSM/UMTS/LTE FDD/LTE TDD on a single chip.

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Huawei’s BES (Business Enabling System) assists telecoms to manage an open and interoperable digital ecosystem. BES aims to solve the flexibility, scalability, ease of integration, and digital capabilities to deliver better customer experience.


Ericsson announced the demonstration of LTE-A Carrier Aggregation supporting peak data speeds of up to 600 Mbps, in cooperation with Qualcomm Technologies, to boost app coverage in indoor and outdoor small cell networks.


ZTE’s infrastructure division will make a number of announcements including the company’s Pre5G roadmap and an update on its 2014 Pre5G base station launch. ZTE will also showcase its ElasticNet solution, its latest SDN/NFV product, etc.

Nokia Networks

Nokia Networks is demonstrating mobile connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The showcase includes 5G radio equipment on new millimeter and centimeter wave bands for better capacity as well as new frame structures to achieve single-digit millisecond latency.

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Cobham Wireless

Cobham Wireless announced that the TM500 network tester family is assist mobile operators to accelerate the deployment of capacity networks. Besides supporting LTE-A features such as carrier aggregation of two and three component carriers, TDD/FDD carrier aggregation, and eICIC, the TM500 also supports Coordinated Multipoint transmission/reception (CoMP).


Altera and Escape added microwave modem solution that accelerates production shipments for microwave backhaul and fronthaul applications. The platform includes both copper and SFP Ethernet ports and supports CPRI over SFP up to 3 Gbps. For E- and V-band applications, the solution supports up to 256 QAM and RF channel bandwidths to 500 MHz providing data rates greater than 3 Gbps.


Panasonic Eco Solutions will introduce its Green Tower energy solution for cellular tower and Wi-Fi hotspot sites. The Lithium Ion-based hybrid power solution combines Panasonic’s Lithium Ion battery and solar technology expertise with PowerOasis’ telecommunications energy management platform.

Promising better RoI, the system is designed for a range of telecommunications sites having loads that range from 50W to 3kW, and is easily deployed in off-grid, unreliable grid or on-grid locations as either a primary or back-up power solution.

Fairview Microwave

Fairview Microwave, a supplier of microwave and RF components, released their broadband RF amplifiers operating in octave bands between 0.5 and 40 GHz with noise figures ranging from 2.5 to 6 dB across the entire frequency range.

TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity announced the launch of TDD-LTE technology in its FlexWave Prism and InterReach Fusion distributed antenna systems (DAS).

Mavenir Systems

Mavenir Systems, a provider of software-based networking solutions, launched its Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) solution for cable operators. Mavenir is engaged with multiple cable operators to plan VoWi-Fi as a part of their MVNO strategies or as a standalone offering paired with the standard video and content distribution offer.

The VoWi-Fi solution leverages Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to deploy new services on service providers’ cloud infrastructure. It is based on Mavenir’s mOne Convergence platform and proven technology including the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Core and Application Servers and cross-platform mobile clients.

Ceragon Networks

Ceragon Networks says its Advanced Frequency Reuse solution, which is available with the IP-20 platform, will provide the freedom to deploy cell sites wherever they are needed while alleviating many of the wireless backhaul constraints.  It promises saving of at least 50 percent of the wireless spectrum required.

Jibe Mobile

Jibe Mobile said mobile operators Deutsche Telekom, Sprint, Vodafone, KPN and device makers will demonstrate their ability to interconnect IP messaging, calling and video across networks on Jibe’s IP Communications Cloud and RCS Hub.


RAD will join HP for a live demonstration of vCPE implementation for business services. The demo will show two vCPE implementation alternatives with service chaining of multiple virtualized network functions (VNFs).


GENBAND said that Vodafone Fiji has deployed its EXPERiUS Application Server for SIP Trunking, Hosted PBX and Unified Communications (UC) services. GENBAND’s EXPERiUS Application Server interworks with previously deployed GENBAND Media Gateways and QUANTiX Session Border Controllers to offer Vodafone’s enterprise customers the option of transitioning their PBX communications systems to cost-effective IP trunk technology or migrating to Vodafone’s hosted PBX solution.

Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) is expected to generate record crowd this year. Stay tuned for live updates.

Baburajan K