By Telecom Lead Team: Ubiquisys, the developer of
3G and LTE small cells, is showcasing smart cells, a new type of small cell
modules based on Intel architecture, at Mobile World Congress.
When added to a 3G/LTE/WiFi small cell base station, the
small cells add massive processing power and storage at the edge of the
network, opening new opportunities for operators, end users and application
The Ubiquisys smart cell modules feature the 2nd
generation Intel Core processor CPU family with data plane hardware
accelerators. There are variants based on Intel Core processors for public
space hotspots and large enterprise, and Intel AtomTM processor-based variants
for SOHO and residential environments.
Ubiquisys is engaging with 3rd party application
developers such as Intrinsyc and Edge Datacoms to release the first
applications for smart cells. Some of these applications include backhaul
optimization, video optimization, user protection and faster upload.
Small cell deployments in public spaces, incorporating
combinations of 3G, LTE and WiFi, are forecast to grow very rapidly, because
they multiply the capacity of mobile networks whilst driving down costs. They
also provide mobile broadband closer to mobile users, and typically use
commodity fixed broadband for backhaul.
We’re now reaping the rewards of our strategic
agreement with Intel to enable commercial products that bring the IP
communications cloud closer to mobile users and machines.”
Smart cells are the future – a sophisticated
combination of small cell base stations and powerful computing platforms that
deliver more than the sum of their parts,” said Chris Gilbert, CEO www.ubiquisys.com
Ubiquisys. We’re now reaping the rewards of our strategic agreement with Intel
to enable commercial products that bring the IP communications cloud closer to
mobile users and machines,” Gilbert added.
With the integration of Intel 2nd generation Core
processors, Ubiquisys has been able to move cloud computing platforms closer to
mobile devices to reduce costs and provide consumers with a richer, faster and
more secure mobile online experience,” said Rose Schooler, general manager of
Intel’s Communications Infrastructure Division.
Ubiquisys smart cells running live applications will be
demonstrated by Ubiquisys at Mobile World Congress on stand AV92 on 27 February
2012. The Ubiquisys smart cell modules will be made available to manufacturing
partners in Q2 2012.
Additionally, Ubiquisys, in association with Intrinsyc
Software International is showcasing Small Cell WiFi Wake-up at Mobile World