ASOCS and CMCC Join Forces to Deliver Commercially Viable C-RAN Solutions
Feb 28, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
ASOCS, a Silicon IP provider of Software Defined Radio solutions and CMRI, Research Institute of CMCC, a Mobile Operator, announced the signing of a strategic memorandum of understanding for the joint development, commercialization, testing and deployment of large-scale baseband processing units for China Mobile's next generation Cloud-RAN network.
Earlier trials undertaken by leading mobile operators, identified the bottleneck ofCentralized Base-band Units ("BBU"), consisting of general purpose CPU ("CPU") to perform massive and concurrent baseband calculations in cost and power efficient manner. The solution was to introduce significant offloading capabilities of such calculations with highly specialized Modem Processing Units ("MPU").
"C-RAN is the green radio access network initiated by China Mobile with the aim of large capacity, low cost and high power efficiency," said Dr. Chihlin I, chief scientist of CMRI. "We believe that by collaborating with ASOCS, Network Equipment Vendors will be able to accelerate and optimize their development of high capacity Cloud Ran systems. The goal of CMRI is to realize C-RAN by closely co-operating with key stakeholders in the industry."
"ASOCS is pleased to take part in the development of a crucial element in the C-RAN overall solution by closely collaborating with CMRI," said Gilad Garon, CEO and Founder of ASOCS. "ASOCS Silicon IP Modem Processing Unit (MPU), implemented on our Software Defined Radio platform is ideally suited for massive processing of baseband pool of any current and future cellular technology and is yet more proof of ASOCS' long-term strategy based on its groundbreaking ModemX technology," he added.
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