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Altran and Mindspeed Raise the Bar – Announce Launch of a High-Performing 20MHz Small Cell Reference Solution

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ & MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona – February 25, 2013 The Altran Group, a global innovation and technology services company, and Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), one of the leaders in small cell technology, today announced the launch of a next generation, high-performing metrocell reference design, supporting 20MHz LTE FDD and throughputs of up to 150Mbps. The companies have taken their existing  relationship one step further by integrating Altran’s world class software stacks and Mindspeed®’s PHY software with the Transcede® T3300 baseband processor, especially designed for high performing small cell solutions.

“Operators are now demanding more from their small cells to effectively cater to the ever increasing bandwidth demand from their consumers,” said Pratyush Dasgupta, vice president and head of wireless practice, at Altran. “With more than 50 LTE engagements, we have extensive experience and expertise in the LTE domain and are pleased to partner with Mindspeed to develop this high performance LTE small cell solution.”

“Small cells are becoming a critical part of the network,” said Dr. Naser Adas, senior vice president and general manger of the wireless business unit of Mindspeed. “We are leading the small cell industry with the broadest, future-proof portfolio of SoCs for small cells and a 63% share of the market according to Infonetics Research.  We are proud to be working with Altran to demonstrate a 20MHz small cell reference solution.”

Altr can ontinually invests in LTE, in areas like VoLTE, SON and LTE-A. Altran software finds presence in LTE devices commercially deployed by operators in some of the most demanding markets across the world.

Mindspeed’s small cell SoC portfolio enjoys a leadership position in the industry, in both commercial and technological terms. Mindspeed has 34 LTE small cell design engagements and is one of the first small cell SoC companies to have LTE systems commercially deployed. Recently, Mindspeed announced that it has 63% share of the 3GPP small cell market according to Infonetics Research data.

Mindspeed will be hosting small cell technology demonstrations for service providers, OEM customers, press and analysts during Mobile World Congress 2013 at stand 7E.104 from February 25 - 28, 2013 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.  Altran will demonstrate an integrated LTE offering comprising eNodeB, EPC and a comprehensive VoLTE solution at the Altran Group Hospitality Suite #2B104 in Hall 2.

About Mindspeed Technologies

Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ: MSPD) is a leading provider of network infrastructure semiconductor solutions to the communications industry. The company’s low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products are helping to drive video, voice and data applications in worldwide fiber-optic networks and enable advanced processing for 3G and long-term evolution (LTE) mobile networks. The company’s high-performance analog products are used in a variety of optical, enterprise, industrial and video transport systems. Mindspeed’s products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe.

To learn more, please visit www.mindspeed.com.
Company news and updates are also posted at @MindSpeed.

About Altran

Altran (formerly Aricent) is a global design and engineering company innovating for customers for what comes next in North America and beyond. We lead our clients into the future by solving their most complex engineering services needs and mission critical software framework solutions. For decades, we have helped companies connect new things and scale with intention. We bring differentiated value to market faster in focused industriesto help transform products, brands, companies and start-ups. Based in San Francisco, frog, the global leader in innovation and product design, is also part of Altran.

For more information, please visit https://northamerica.altran.com .
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