The LTE Small Cell provider and a broadband access product manufacturer, T&W, plans to expand its existing Small Cell product line by supporting 5G Small Cell solutions powered by the Qualcomm FSM100xx 5G Platform. By building on its mature product portfolio and existing large-scale LTE deployments at tier one operators, T&W will smoothly embed 5G technology into its existing product line.
As 5G technology is high on the Chinese market agenda, T&W intends to promote 5G technology both in China and out of China to enable a large 5G market which will benefit from 5G deployments on a large scale. By combining the advanced Qualcomm FSM100xx 5G Platform with T&W high layers ubiquitous software, T&W expects to provide best in class 5G Small Cells systems.
T&W 5G Small Cell product will support both sub six gigahertz and mmWave frequencies to cover the different demands by different service providers. The product will support different layer splits to accommodate different front haul/ computational requirements. T&W will leverage its existing LTE solutions to support both LTE and 5G services.
Puneet Sethi, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Atheros, said: “We are excited to be one of the first companies in China to adopt the Qualcomm FSM100xx 5G Platform. As Small Cells are expected to be a major building block in 5G networks, we believe that utilising the Qualcomm FSM100xx 5G Platform, will help T&W to provide the most advanced 5G solution in the market. We intend to leverage on our existing LTE solutions and offer a smooth migration pass to 5G networks, said Mr. Hu AVP new technologies in T&W.
“The potential of small cells for continued proliferation of 4G LTE and as a foundational element of 5G networks is clear. We are very pleased to be extending our engagement with T&W on 4G Small Cell development to now include 5G Small Cells, using the FSM100XX 5G Platform, to serve China and global industries.”