Mindspeed and China Mobile work together on Nanocell research

September 05, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Mindspeed Technologies and China Mobile Research Institute, the research institution of China’s largest mobile operator, have announced that the two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on multiple initiatives related to Nanocell research in China.

Nanocell is a newly defined radio access equipment category that integrates cellular small cell and carrier grade WLAN access points. This is an important milestone for the continued rapid build-out of China Mobile’s heterogeneous network (HetNet) and Mindspeed’s small cell base station platform based on its Picochip TD-SCDMA and Transcede LTE system on a chip (SoC) solutions. Mindspeed was selected to participate in this pioneering program based on its current leadership in small cells and its future product roadmap.

To accelerate the adoption and deployment of the small cell network in China, Mindspeed will collaborate with China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) in Beijing to accelerate the field trial of TD-LTE small cell systems across the China Mobile Communications Corporation’s (CMCC’s) network in China. Further, the company will work closely on such key research issues as SON technologies, synchronization methods and network topology. With more mobile subscribers in China than any other country in the world, the development of a small cell network is critical to meet the growing data and traffic demands on the network.

Mindspeed is the only small cell SoC company that has demonstrated dual-mode support for both HSPA and LTE in its small cell SoCs, and the only one to have shown both frequency-division duplexing (FDD) LTE and time-division LTE (TD-LTE) solutions.