Second Generation Femtocell Range From RadioFrame Networks

May 16, 2016

The announcement of a second generation of OmniRadio(TM) microprocessor has just been sent out by creators, RadioFrame Networks (RFN).

RFN is currently the leader in the quest for more eco friendly wireless bases stations, with its low-cost, small footprint, femtocell range for Long Term Evolution (LTE) and WiMAX networks.

OmniRadio(TM) was launched last year, and was the first femtocell product made of silicone.

Now wireless service providers have the option to take the cost efficient 2G/3G femtocell products, which are the only ones on the market to have combined the 2G/3G range.

CEO of RFN, Jeff Brown, spoke about the company’s unique platform that allows wireless solution providers the opportunity to upgrade their femtocells from 2G to 3G to 4G networks, remotely.

Currently, OmniRadio(TM) is the only processor available to wireless providers, which is totally software based and femtocell upgradable.

Brown stated that the OmniRadio(TM) range is created to be the only femtocell product that wireless service providers would ever need.

RFN has put a great deal of wireless software and hardware into the OmniRadio(TM) that it has developed itself, which will allow for triple play voice, and high speed data and media applications.

RFN’s new silicon based technology has lived up to the company’s expectations, and not only is a low cost chip, when weighed against performance, it also supports both LET and WiMAX networks on 2G or 3G.

This new generation of OmniRadio(TM) has been designed and implemented with an advanced ARM core, though is a multi-processor platform, and has signal processing capabilities and enough on-chip memory to ensure top quality run-time code processing.

The chip also has RFN’s packet synchronization application, which has been developed by the company and is above the standards set by ETSI.

ABI Research recently announced RFN as the most innovative femtocell developer within the industry.

The category was judged according to solution maturity, scalability, future proof upgrade paths, multimode cellular support capabilities, service security, plug and play capabilities and cost advantages.

ABI are strongly backing the femtocell move, and have predicted that within the next three years, there will be over 100 million femtocell users.

RFN’s Vice President of Engineering, Greg Veintimilla, said that the company is going to continue to focus on creating low-cost, high-quality, silicon solutions to broaden the wireless market and keep pace with the exciting new opportunities posed by LTE and WiMAX.

So far, RFN have implemented both their picocell and femtocell base stations with the Nokia Siemans network, implemented in 2006, and the Orange wireless network in Europe which has only recently been completed.


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