DOCOMO develops world's first small-cell base station for 3G and LTE

Nov 16, 2012
DOCOMO develops world’s first small-cell base station for 3G and LTE
DOCOMO’s new small-cell base station supporting 3G and LTE.

NTT DOCOMO announced today that it has developed the world's first dual-mode small-cell base station, or femtocell, supporting 3G (W-CDMA) and LTE simultaneously for improved service coverage in indoor locations such as offices, shops and homes. The dual-mode femtocell will be commercially launched from December.

DOCOMO's new femtocell, which weighs only 0.7 kg and measures just 18.5cm by 17.5 cm by 4.5 cm (H x W x T), provides 3G/LTE service coverage in a range of up to several tens of meters, depending on actual conditions. Its plug-and-play function automatically configures itself to the surrounding radio environment, enabling users to quickly enjoy wider, higher-quality and more cost-effective coverage simply by connecting the femtocell to a broadband fixed line.

DOCOMO has been marketing 3G femtocells for improved indoor coverage since 2007. With the new dual-mode 3G/LTE femtocell, DOCOMO looks forward to providing enhanced for voice and data via its FOMA 3G and Xi (read "Crossy") LTE services.

Explore further: New algorithm resolves Wi-Fi interference problems

More information: www.nttdocomo.com/pr/2012/pdf/… 116_attachment01.pdf

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

NTT DoCoMo Begins Super 3G Experiment

Jul 13, 2007

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that this month it began testing an experimental Super 3G system for mobile communications. With this experiment, DoCoMo will seek to achieve a downlink transmission rate of 300Mbps over a ...

Field experiments of 4G LTE-advanced system underway

Feb 07, 2011

NTT DOCOMO announced today that on January 27 it was pre-licensed by the Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications for field experiments of LTE-Advanced, a true fourth-generation ...

Recommended for you

New algorithm resolves Wi-Fi interference problems

Jan 23, 2015

To overcome the problem of interference between wireless networks, a doctoral student at EPFL has developed an algorithm that automatically selects the best frequency band according to the usage of neighboring ...

Many antennas, multiple benefits

Jan 21, 2015

A concept that balances large-scale installations of low-cost and low-power antennas to boost cellular coverage in difficult environments will also provide better connectivity to more users. Developed by ...

Mathematical analysis maximizes mobile network access

Jan 21, 2015

Data-intense multimedia applications are stretching cellular network capacities to their limits, but A*STAR researchers have developed a strategy to ease this burden using 'data offloading'. By using high-level ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.