Small/Pico/Femto Cells Channel

Crowd Aggregation – Mobile World Congress 2013

This was the first year at the new venue for Mobile World Congress taking place at the Fira Gran Via. The new venue has  eight large halls laid out in a linear fashion (hard to know if you count Hall 8 and 8.1 as two of not).  The top floor ran over all of the halls making it easy to get from one place to the next despite the large crowds of people.  There were also nice outdoor garden areas along the concourse for networking.  The show formally announced that 72,000 people attended the show making it by far the largest wireless show in the world.
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ZTE selects TI's KeyStone multicore SoCs for small cell base stations

ZTE Corp., a global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has selected the KeyStone multicore System-on-Chips (SoCs) from Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) for its small cell base station products. TI's KeyStone SoCs are programmable multicore processors which enable ZTE to develop wireless base stations capable of concurrently supporting multiple 3G and 4G air interface standards.


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OFDM NLOS to dominate LTE backhaul by 2018

Of all the available backhaul choices for LTE macrocells and small cells, by 2018, sub 6GHz OFDM NLOS technology will become the most popular for “last mile” backhaul. Fiber-based backhaul will be the second most popular choice, where it is available, followed by millimeter wave and the traditional LOS microwave links.


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