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CPqD Selects Altran as a Software Partner for LTE eNodeB Solutions for Global Markets

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 26, 2012—The Altran Group a leading global innovation and technology services company, today announced that it has licensed its market-leading LTE eNodeB software frameworks to CPqD, one of Latin America’s leading Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) R&D institutions. The framework will be used to develop innovative and competitive LTE RAN solutions for global markets including Brazil.

The joint solution was recently showcased to the Brazilian Communications Ministry, by demonstrating the comprehensive over the air transmission capabilities of LTE technology for the 450 MHz band, which is currently the proposed band from Brazilian government to promote the growth of the broadband wireless access at rural areas all over the country.

“LTE technology is currently the major goal for CPqD in terms of Research and Development in wireless Communications, and LTE 450 MHz concept demonstrated by CPqD will allow operators to leverage the full power of LTE in Brazil,” said Fabricio Lira Figueiredo, Manager of Wireless Communcations Division of CPqD. “We are delighted to partner with Altran to cater to the huge Brazilian LTE market.”

Altran has more than 35 LTE engagements globally and has been one of the pioneers in this space, having worked with some of the leading industry players to develop feature-rich LTE solutions. Altran is leveraging this expertise to help CPqD provide clearly differentiated products and to drastically reduce the cost and time to market of new solutions.

“LTE is the fastest growing communication technology ever and our highly scalable and flexible eNodeB software helps OEMs to efficiently cater to evolving market conditions,” said Rakesh Vij, vice president of business development, wireless and convergence, Altran Group. “We are extremely pleased to partner with CPqD to help the development of innovative LTE solutions that can be deployed quickly and at minimal cost.”

The Altran eNodeB software framework integrates Layer 2 and Layer 3+ modules in a package that serves as a robust reference platform for developing a complete LTE eNodeB solution. It provides complete Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionalities, and exposes clear interfaces for easy interoperability, that can be integrated to the full eNodeB solution being developed by the CPqD wireless team. In addition to this comprehensive portfolio, Altran also provides value-added applications for Radio Resource Management (RRM), call and session management, Self-Organized Networks (SON) and management plane.

The key features of the Altran eNodeB software framework are:

  • Plug and Play: Flexible and modular architecture enables easy porting and optimization on any platform, and seamless integration with third-party software.
  • Optimized Performance: Customized to deliver optimal performance on several industry leading platforms to realize the true potential of LTE.
  • Unmatched Scalability: Ability to accommodate a wide range of form factors, including macrocells, microcells, picocells, and femtocells.

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 industries to 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.

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About CPqD

CPqD is among the most acknowledged technology centers in the world of telecommunications and information technology, being considered the largest research center in Latin America. It relies on more than 1.300 highly qualified professionals, deployed in a of approximately 360,000 square meters, located in Campinas, state of Sao Paulo and surrounded by a highly technological environment.

Servicing almost all telecommunications carriers in the Brazilian Market, it operates in different sectors of the economy, including: governmental, electric industry and finance market. Supporting, in impartial and competitive fashion, any organization where data convergence and technological innovations are a must.

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