Microwave Journal

Roke Launches Smart Technology for LTE Base Stations

March 3, 2010

Roke Manor Research Ltd. has launched its LTE MAC Scheduler for base stations, enabling vendors developing LTE equipment to integrate the company's smart technology to optimize network performance, enhance user experience and reduce service delivery costs for mobile network operators.

The company has developed mobile communication technology for Siemens since the 1990s and has over 50 years of commercial and military communications experience. The launch of the LTE MAC Scheduler marks a new phase, with Roke using its handset and base station expertise to develop solutions for the wider mobile communications market.

Integrating the new smart technology into their in-house or third-party LTE protocol stacks will enable base station equipment vendors to increase cell capacity and reduce cost-per-bit, increase user throughput and enhance user experience (UE), reduce user equipment power consumption and extend battery life, support quality of service and enable new services and business models, and reduce development timescales and accelerate time-to-market.

Patrick Fuller, Business Sector Consultant at Roke, said, “Equipment vendors can take advantage of the MAC Scheduler’s advanced features to differentiate and future-proof their product. As the LTE market matures, advanced features such as MIMO, UE power management and interference co-ordination will become more important as traffic volume on networks accelerates. Roke has the breadth and depth of expertise to provide and support these advanced MAC Scheduler features.