Big Three Prep New LTE Small Cells for 2015

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3Q 2014 | IN-1020387

Nokia, Ericsson, and Alcatel-Lucent’s New Small Cells Target LTE-Advanced


All three companies announced units, which are compatible with some of the features of LTE-Advanced in that they all support carrier aggregation for high data rate throughput. The Nokia Networks Flexi Zone G2 Pico is designed to integrate with heterogeneous networks in high-density areas and is endorsed by Saudi operator Zain KSA. The first variant of the Flexi Zone G2 Pico to become available is a 3.5 GHz TD-LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation with 4x4 MIMO. The unit also integrates Wi-Fi 802.11ac for additional capacity.

Ericsson’s RBS 6402 is high-performance, indoor, and multi-standard/mixed mode (LTE, WCDMA, and Wi-Fi) with carrier aggregation, which the company says will deliver 300 Mbps from a tablet-size footprint.

The Alcatel-Lucent 9962 Multi-Standard Enterprise Cell also supports 3G and 4G LTE with carrier aggregation and is the first small cell resulting from the company&...

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