Nokia Networks and Rearden LLC have agreed to jointly test Artemis pCells in the coming year.
The companies will deploy the technology with wireless operators, initially in large indoor venues and other areas that see a lot of dense traffic.
Nokia says the pCell can enhance capacity if TD-LTE network, while remaining compatible with unmodified devices.
Under the agreement, the companies will jointly offer pCell Proof-of-Concept deployments to selected Nokia Networks customers. The companies said they may extend the collaboration to consider further advanced features that could be enabled by pCells, such as precise 3D location positioning.
Artemis Networks created the pCell, which the company says increases the capacity of existing 4G LTE spectrum by a factor of over 50 times, achieving 5G performance on unmodified 4G LTE devices such as iPhone,
Android and iPad.
Nokia Networks and Artemis will interconnect pCell technology with Nokia Networks’ core network infrastructure and support device hand-over
to/from Nokia Networks’ existing networks.
Nokia Networks and Artemis said that they have already been working with tier-1 mobile operators.
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