MWC 2014 Preview: SpiderCloud Wireless to showcase 3G and 4G small cell system

SpiderCloud Wireless, together with Broadcom, IBM, Intel, NEC and Vodafone, will showcase a scalable 3G and dual-mode LTE+3G small cell system with SON and enabling services in Barcelona

MWC 2014 Preview: SpiderCloud Wireless to showcase 3G and 4G small cell system

SpiderCloud Wireless, the scalable small cell systems provider, has announced the product showcase overview it has planned for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company said its scalable small cell system is gathering significant momentum in 2014 after a year of commercial and innovation success in 2013.

The commercially available E-RAN system consists of a Services Node (SCSN) that can control over 100 self-organizing and multi-access 3G, Wi-Fi and LTE/4G small cells that can be installed in just days using the existing enterprise Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN).

Besides proven scalability, 3G network performance data shows 99.5% reliability made possible by soft handoff and SpiderCloud’s E-RAN Self-Organizing Capabilities. SpiderCloud’s customers, in partnership with NEC, include Vodafone UK (branded ‘Sure Signal Premium’), Vodafone Netherlands and other leading operators.

Demonstrations at SpiderCloud’s booth (Hall 2 East, S3) include:

Dual-band LTE/UMTS small cell over-the-air (OTA) demonstration. The SCRN-310 small cell is part of the scalable system and is using Broadcom’s Integrated Baseband System-on-a-Chip (SoC) BCM6176X, coupled with proprietary SpiderCloud software.

The LTE demonstration will use 2.6 GHz (Band Class 7) band for the speed-test of the 100Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink-capable radio node.

The company is currently in six LTE trials with its small cell portfolio. The SCRN-310 was announced last November and is available for commercial networks in Q2 2014.

Cloud, applications and managed services via E-RAN.

SpiderCloud’s Services Node (SCSN) provides a trusted connection to the Radio Nodes and a logical view into all devices on the E-RAN, to enable secure services to any mobile device on the network. The SCSN enables mobile operator managed cloud and application services, such as MDM, BYOD, location and context-aware, security, and IP-PBX services.

The SCSN includes a services module that includes a 64-bit Intel Xeon processor that uses Intel Quick Assist Technology and a 120GB solid-state HDD, offering a virtualized environment for a wide range of applications. 

Services examples and demonstrations include:

  • Intel (Hall 3, D30) is showing the benefits of running virtual machines and applications on the SCSN, using a SpiderCloud UMTS Radio Node:
  • McAfee Virtualized Network Security Platform (NSP) to identify and prevent network security threats at the edge of the mobile network, before such threats can reach the core network, by blocking malicious packets sent by a mobile device. NSP protects a device from malicious packets sent by a server on the Internet.
  • Saguna Networks’ demonstration of the backhaul savings and user experience benefits of a centralized content cache on the SCSN as part of a scalable small cell system for large campus, venues and shopping malls. 
  • Ineoquest Quality of Experience (QoE) demonstration of mobile video performance by using probes on the small cell network using the SCSN.
  • IBM location and detection virtual machine hosted on the SCSN showing handset-to-location video and advertising “push” services for use at venues and shopping malls. The OTA demonstration includes SpiderCloud’s UMTS Radio Node.
  • Tango Networks’ demonstration uses the SCSN and Radio Node to show how mobile operators can extend enterprise UC, PBX and mobile call recording services to their entire network, inside and outside the enterprise LAN using any mobile phone via Tango’s Virtualized Accelerator on the SCSN, based on policies configured on the virtual machine on the SCSN.     

SpiderCloud’s collaboration partners at Mobile World Congress include:   

  • Intel, Hall 3, D30
  • Galtronics, Hall 5, D81
  • IBM, Hall 3, H30
  • NEC, Hall 3, N10
  • Vodafone, Hall 6, B30

Scalable Small Cell System in 30 days with “EASY-30”

Earlier this month, the company announced another industry first with its “EASY-30” small cell deployment model for mobile operators. Many in-building antenna systems are costly and complex to install and require months of planning and radio frequency expert teams, building approval, optical cables and single-band system.

However, SpiderCloud’s EASY model enables identification, verification and installation of scalable small cell systems for medium and large enterprise customers and venues can be installed in 30 days or less, from start to finish, using Ethernet, a pre-sales application, SON and mutual buy-in from mobile operator and the enterprise for a speedy process.

SpiderCloud presentations and panel participation at Mobile World Congress:

  • Monday, 24th February, 13:30 to 14:00: ‘Best practices for installations of E-RAN and examples of enterprise managed services’ at Small Cell Forum’s booth in Hall 7, F61
  • Tuesday, 25th February, 12:30 to 13:30: ‘The Year for Small Cells?’ Mobile World Live TV
  • Tuesday, 25th February, 11:00 to 11:30: ‘Best practices for installations of E-RAN and examples of enterprise managed services’ at Small Cell Forum’s booth in Hall 7, F61
  • Wednesday, 26th February, 14:00 to 15:30: ‘Complementing Coverage with Small Cells and Wi-Fi’ in Hall 4, Auditorium 4.

See also: Large enterprises willing to pay extra for better indoor cellular coverage

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