Next week is Mobile World Congress. That means tech journalists are being inundated with press releases about new products to be unveiled at the Barcelona event, or just rundowns of stuff exhibitors will be highlighting there.
Casa Systems is among the suppliers that will be attending the gathering. While there, the company plans to promote its small cell solutions, a management offering, and its virtual network functions.
The company’s small cells are marketed under the name Apex Ultra-Broadband. They employ 3G, 4G, 3.5GHz CBRS, LTE (News - Alert)-A, MulteFire, and Wi-Fi technologies. And there are models available for use inside or out.
Axyom Small Cell Manager is the name of the Casa Systems management solution for that product set. That allows for zero-touch provisioning and interference reduction.
As for the VNFs, Case Systems recently added a virtualized evolved packet core to its product portfolio. It has MME, P-GW, S-GW, and SAE-GW functions.
The company says that at least 25 providers around the world are testing its mobile solutions in labs and field trials.
So those are Casa’s plans for Mobile World Congress. Here’s a brief list of what some of the other vendors are planning to show and discuss at the big show:
- Blue Danube Systems will be at Mobile World Congress talking about its FDD LTE Massive MIMO commercial trials with Shentel (News - Alert) and AT&T.
- Cobham Wireless plans to demonstrate what it’s calling the industry’s first software-defined 5G user equipment simulator at the show. It’s based on Verizon’s (News - Alert) open 5G standard. And it can test downlink throughput of 10 gigabits per second. The company will also be running an Internet of Things proof of concept that emulates up to 1 million 5G IoT devices in an effort to validate network performance at this scale and on this kind of network.
- Huawei (News - Alert) is expected to introduce new watches, called Watch 2, which will run the latest Android Wear 2.0 and include a nano-SIM slot for cellular connectivity. This is according to The Verge.
Edited by Alicia Young