August 1, 2012 -- Cavium, Inc. today announced that KT (formerly Korea Telecom), the largest communication service provider in Korea, has selected Cavium's OCTEON Fusion platform for the first stage of commercial deployment of LTE small-cell.
Rapid adoption of smartphones, tablets and media rich wireless devices, coupled with social networking, IP video and internet applications are driving the doubling of mobile data traffic every year. Globally, service providers such as KT are prioritizing swift rollout of LTE small cell to deliver the data bandwidth required for these applications to their large subscriber bases. Carriers can rapidly alleviate spectrum and capacity limitations, and expand their existing LTE macro cell based networks with an overlay of small cells using Cavium’s OCTEON Fusion “base station on a chip” hardware and software platform.
To effectively deploy and manage such a large and distributed overlay radio access network, small cell base stations need to be interoperable with the existing macro and core networks, compact, energy efficient and reliable. Additionally, they need to offer differentiating capabilities such as concurrent support of WLAN, QoS, interference mitigation and Self-Optimizing Networks (SON). The OCTEON Fusion Platform optimally addresses all these requirements in a low-cost and low-power profile.
The OCTEON Fusion processors combine OCTEON's proven and scalable L2-L7 multicore technology, along with purpose-built, highly programmable L1 baseband DSP cores and extensive 3G/4G hardware accelerators, and front-end (DFE) functionality in a single chip. These components are connected through a high-performance interconnect to enable low-latency data processing between protocol layers. The OCTEON Fusion family consists of two software-compatible product lines: CNF71XX and CNF72XX, which deliver industry-leading performance for small-cell basestations supporting from 32 to 300+ users on both LTE and 3G platforms.
The Fusion platform is also designed to support a range of wireless and wired backhaul technologies including Wireless LAN, microwave, Gigabit Ethernet and Fiber. The OCTEON Fusion CNF71XX, Fusion Stack™ and SDK have been sampling since April 2012.
Posted by: John Miklosz
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