Development of World’s Smallest All-in-one Compact LTE Base Station by NEC
Following the Kyocera’s announcement on development of micro LTE base station, NEC today made its own announcement on development of world’s smallest, all in one base station at the Mobile World Congress 2010, where NEC claims will enable mobile operators to tailor the provision of their LTE services based on capacity demand, ranging from small-scale to wide-scale commercial deployments. NEC’s has developed the new base station in accordance with 3GPP mobile communication standards, integrating REC ( Radio Equipment Controller) control functions and RE (Radio Equipment) transmission functions.
The newly developed base station by NEC measures 420mm width, 230mm height, 130mm depth and it weighs only 12kg, which NEC claims is the smallest base station in the industry. Furthermore, with the removal of cooling fans the unit consumes 75% less power in comparison to NEC’s existing W-CDMA product range. The new product is SON managed (Self Organizing Network)which enables an easier and faster deployment and operation of LTE at a much lower cost than previous2G and 3G deployments.