Next-generation small cell technology for ultra-broadband wireless access

July 31, 2013 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Alcatel-Lucent and Qualcomm Technologies have announced a collaboration to develop small cell base stations that enhance 3G, 4G and WiFi networks to improve wireless connectivity in residential and enterprise environments.

These next-generation small cells would combine Alcatel-Lucent’s expertise in developing small-cell solutions with Qualcomm Technologies’ mobile and networking technologies, to enable ultra-broadband wireless communications.
Wireless network operators and service providers are looking to small cells to cost-effectively meet the rapidly expanding demand for mobile data capacity and network coverage. By working together, Alcatel-Lucent and Qualcomm Technologies intend to accelerate the adoption of small cells and alleviate the impact of mobile data on wireless networks.
To facilitate this acceleration, the two companies plan to jointly invest in a strategic R&D program to develop the next generation of Alcatel-Lucent lightRadio Small Cell products featuring Qualcomm Technologies’ FSM9900 family of Small Cell chipsets. More at; and