SpiderCloud Wireless and Qualcomm this week announced a partnership to develop LTE-U, LTE-LAA and MulteFire systems for enterprises and public venues.
According to the companies, SpiderCloud will utilize Qualcomm’s small cell baseband chipsets and LTE-U technology in its small cell systems to deliver LTE capacity in unlicensed spectrum.
The systems, which will be based on SpiderCloud’s Enterprise RAN architecture, will be capable of delivering coverage to indoor locations as large as 1.5 million square feet, the companies said. Potential use cases include offices, university campuses, hospitals, hotels, shopping centers and sports venues, the companies said.
U.S. wireless carrier will trial SpiderCloud’s LTE-U system in the third quarter of 2016, the companies said.
The SpiderCloud systems in question are armed with Qualcomm technology that allows for the aggregation of licensed and unlicensed spectrum on Qualcomm Technology’s FSM SoC platforms, including the 28nm FSM900. The FSM900 supports multimode operation (LTE, UMTS) and LTE-Advanced features, like LTE carrier aggregation, as well as digital pre-distortion and other features designed to reduce power consumption.
SpiderCloud said it also plans to use the FSM900 across several other of the products in its portfolio.
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