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Public Wireless Selects Altran LTE eNodeB Software

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, 27 February, 2012 – The Altran Group, a leading global innovation and technology services company, announced it has licensed its industry-leading eNodeB software frameworks to Public Wireless, a leading wireless solutions provider. Public Wireless has integrated Altran’s LTE eNodeB software with its small cell platform to develop highly flexible and scalable small cell solutions to provide optimal capacity, coverage, and speed.

According to the GSMA, LTE is the fastest growing communication technology in history, and its deployment requires heterogeneous network architecture comprised of base stations of varying form factors. Thus, small cells will play a very important role in the proliferation of LTE. The joint solution addresses a deep market need for scalable small cell solutions that can help mitigate development risks.

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 and integration. In addition to this comprehensive stack portfolio, Altran also provides value added applications for Radio Resource Management (RRM), call and session management, Self Organized Networks (SON) and management plane. This helps customers provide clearly differentiated products and also helps in drastically reducing the cost and time to market.

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.

“With LTE being deployed globally, there is a huge need for robust small cell solutions that can be deployed at a minimum cost,” said Rakesh Vij, Vice President of Business Development, Wireless and Convergence, at the Aricent(Aricent is now Altran) Group. “We are pleased to partner with Public Wireless and provide them with our software frameworks for developing intelligent small cell solutions.”

“We are delighted to integrate our flexible hardware platforms with Altran’s software to provide next generation solutions to our customers,” said Murat Erkam, Vice President of Product Management of Public Wireless. This partnership reduces development cost and time dramatically, enabling our customers to receive maximum benefits. Further, this integration will allow for the near term delivery of the Venice 3G/4G product which leverages our PW-100 small cell platform.

The Altran Group will showcase this new solution and other offerings at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain, from February 27 – March 1, at hospitality suite AV86.

To find out more about how the Altran Group and Public Wireless are incorporating groundbreaking technology in small cells, visit https://northamerica.altran.com.

About Public Wireless

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley California, Public Wireless is focused on creative and alternative small cell siting methodologies and technologies to offer integrated wireless solutions and services to its customers. This led to Public Wireless becoming the first to commercially deployable outdoor IP small cells in North America as early as 2006. Today, continuing to position itself at the forefront of the evolution of field optimized small cell technologies, Public Wireless is now leading the way offering designs of modular Intelligent Small Cell Platforms which are very compact and highly efficient with flexible 3G/4G standard compliant outdoor base stations platforms which can leverage any silicon or software vendor. These platforms can serve neutral host or service provider dedicated applications. The solutions include uniform “building blocks” optimized for expansion and upgradable modularity. They allow the (neutral host or service provider) operators to lower their total cost of ownership and increase OPEX efficiencies over the long term with outdoor small cell network infrastructure.

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.

For more information, please visit https://northamerica.altran.com
Follow the Altran Group on Twitter @altran

For further information, contact:

Shrikant Latkar
Email: Shrikant.latkar@altran.com

Heather Peterson
Americas: Sonus PR
Tel: +1 925 788 9039
Email: heather.peterson@sonuspr.com

Jenny Taylor
Europe: Sonus PR
Tel: +44 20 7851 4850
Email: jenny.taylor@sonuspr.com