To provide high-quality and 3G mobile broadband services to its worldwide customers, ZyXEL is planning to use Alcatel-Lucent’s (News - Alert) small cell software. ZyXEL will be integrating the software into its consumer network devices.
As a number of people who use smartphones and tablet devices to browse the Web and access multimedia, content quickly growing, the need for seamless and reliable connectivity with wide coverage is becoming imminent. Physical factors such as the distance between the building and operator’s base station, or the structure of the building, affect the strength and quality of the wireless signal.
To address these issues, homeowners can personally install residential small cells – small wireless base stations – that can improve the speed and quality of mobile broadband.
By signing up for Alcatel-Lucent’s Software Licensing Program, ZyXEL will be able to use Alcatel-Lucent’s residential small cell software with its broadband and wireless products. This will allow customers to enjoy a high-speed, high-performance mobile broadband network in their homes.
Wayne Hwang, Assistant VP of Wireless Strategy Business Unit of ZyXEL, said in a statement, “At ZyXEL, our mission is to develop IP-enabled wired and wireless broadband solutions that help people communicate more effectively while enjoying a seamlessly connected network. Alcatel-Lucent’s residential small cell software will help us deliver products with a competitive edge, while allowing us to provide high-quality, high-performance mobile broadband solutions for homes across the globe to enhance the mobile broadband experience for customers.”
Using the two industry leaders’ combined expertise, these products – Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) – will allow operators to satisfy their customers’ demands with consistent ‘five-bar’ signals. Service providers can now also use ZyXEL’s new small cell CPEs, as it integrated Alcatel Lucent’s (News - Alert) small cell software, used by many global operators.
Mike Schabel, VP of Alcatel-Lucent’s small cell business, said, “As more people are using mobile devices at home, they expect the same high-quality experience they get by switching on their television or using their gaming consoles. Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in small cell solutions, and our Software Licensing Program allows us to work with companies such as ZyXEL to leverage their product capabilities and integrate our expertise into a range of new home routers, set-top boxes and more to make small cell technology available to more people at lower costs.”
“Additionally,” he said, “the program enables the creation of new revenue streams for Alcatel-Lucent.”
Edited by Braden Becker