Tecom, Taiwan’s telecommunications equipment maker, announced the availability of a complete range of UMTS small cells, all powered by Femto-Engine intelligent cell software from Ubiquisys. The range includes residential, enterprise and outdoor cells.
Until now, vendors have split their small cell portfolio, typically using low-cost femtocell technology for residential deployments and using traditionally-engineered picocell/microcell technology for enterprise and public spaces. Tecom’s products are different because the whole range is based on self-organising femtocell technology which dramatically reduces the deployment and management costs, especially for enterprise and public space/outdoor cells.
The range consists of: FC1020 Residential: a compact 8 call / 14.4Mbps HSPA femtocell with outputs of 10 or 20mW. Features Ubiquisys ActiveRadio™ technology for fully automatic, real-time interference management.
FC1060 Enterprise: a 16 call HSPA femtocell with outputs of 100 or 250mW. Can be desk, wall or ceiling mounted. In addition to ActiveRadio, it features Ubiquisys ActiveSON™ technology enabling femtocells to self-organise to create a seamless and dynamic grid of enterprise coverage.
FC1080 Public space and outdoor: a 16 call HSPA small cell with outputs of 250mW or 1W. IP67 enclosure can be pole, wall, vertically or horizontally mounted. Features Ubiquisys ActiveRadio™ for automatic, real-time coordination with the macro network.
Michael Kwan, CEO of Tecom said: “Tecom has a formidable reputation for product innovation in carrier, enterprise and consumer markets. In little more than a year we have developed the broadest range of intelligent small cells. The combination of Tecom equipment innovation and Ubiquisys software intelligence creates a compelling solution for mobile operators.”
Chris Gilbert, CEO Ubiquisys said: “Small Cell is a broad category that includes both traditional and modern technology. By automating traditional radio planning, Ubiquisys technology has changed the economics of coverage and capacity forever – not just for residential, but for enterprise and public spaces as well. We’re delighted that Tecom has incorporated Ubiquisys intelligence into its leading-edge range of small cells.”