Leading mobile chipset manufacturer,
) and U.S. telecom giant
) recently completed the second phase of an over-the-air trial of
LTE TDD hyper dense small cell network at the Phoenix
The first phase was conducted in Nov 2013, when Qualcomm
installed 31 LTE base stations within a few meters of each other
to test density limits, measure network performance capabilities
and managed the signaling load to the core network.
This hyper-dense network trial used Airspan Networks developed
AirSynergy 2000 LTE-Advanced Pico base stations and was supported
by Qualcomm's small cell chipsets and UltraSON (Self Organizing
Network) technology. This was the first trial run of Qualcomm's
innovative UltraSON technology. Currently, both Qualcomm and
Sprint carry a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
The acquisition of Atheros Communications has transformed
Qualcomm into an integrated chipset developer for the mobile
computing market.Qualcomm can play as a single window to any
wireless gadget maker (mobile phone/tablets) for an integrated
Snapdragon chipset platform supporting Wi-Fi.
Besides mobile computing, Qualcomm can now diversify in the
consumer electronics segment, particularly in the home networking
market. Atheros manufactures Wi-Fi chips for televisions, video
games, printers, and other home devices. Qualcomm has already
started working on the reference design for set-top boxes and
other home connected devices.
Sprint has announced that it will deploy both indoor and
outdoor base stations in 2014. For this purpose the company is
negotiating with several vendors including
), Samsung Corp. and Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), a
). NSN is using Liquid Applications tochange the competitive
landscape of the telecom infrastructure gear market by
revolutionizing base stations.
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