NEC Corp. has launched the compact MB4300 all-in-one LTE base station system, which has been designed for a wide range of installation options in areas with limited space, such as rooftops and compact indoor spaces. This series paves the way for more cost effective installation of small cell base stations, helps boost capacity and improves overall performance.

This MB4300 series features a high function processor with a volume of less than 10 L, a weight of less than 10 kg and an output power of 2 x 5 W (MIMO). Furthermore, the base station can serve up to 200 subscribers, in spite of its small radius of coverage.

The series also features advanced self-organizing network (SON) for autonomous network configuration, optimization and automated network management, which reduces time for deployment and enables telecom carriers to reduce their CAPEX and OPEX. Moreover, compatibility with multiple manufacturers’ products in a single network facilitates the flexible construction and operation of base stations and results in high communication quality.

“In response to the rapid growth in communication traffic accompanying the increased use of smartphones and tablets, telecom carriers are working to boost communication capacity by introducing LTE technology and enhancing the efficiency of wireless capacity,” said Kazuya Hashimoto, Vice President and Senior General Manager at NEC Corporation. “There is also greater demand for environments that ensure stable communications in areas where communication speeds are likely to fall due to heavy traffic or where radio waves are weak. NEC is confident in the ability of this innovative new base station to fully meet these market needs.”