Samsung and Verizon to test LTE Femto cells in unlicensed spectrum

Samsung and Verizon Announce Plans to Deliver LTE-U Small Cells
Samsung Electronics America — in association with wireless service provider Verizon — plans to test LTE Femto cells in unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U) in the U.S.

The trial focusing on Samsung’s LTE-U enterprise Femto cell will conclude at the end of 2015. The companies expect the LTE-U-enabled small cells to be commercially available in 2016.

“This solution illustrates our continued focus on delivering the highest quality LTE experience to our closest partners while using unlicensed spectrum,” said Mark Louison, Networks Division Senior Vice President and U.S. General Manager for Samsung Electronics America.

The Samsung LTE-U solution is designed to leverage unlicensed spectrum and aggregate it with carrier licensed spectrum to enhance LTE network coverage and performance.

The Samsung enterprise Femto cell features technology to ensure co-existence between LTE-U and other services, like Wi-Fi, on unlicensed spectrum. Samsung’s solution supports 2×2 Multi-input Multi-output (MIMO) on both licensed and unlicensed spectrum bands.

“We are eager to trial Samsung’s new solution, and expect that it and other solutions from the LTE-U Forum will continue to drive our leadership position in offering the best wireless network and solutions to our customers,” said Adam Koeppe, vice president of network planning for Verizon.

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