CTIA awards Airvana's in-building wireless system
Airvana OneCell wins 2014 CTIA Emerging Technology award at Super Mobility Week.
Airvana, a provider of small cell technology, announced that its OneCell system was named the winner in the In-Building Wireless – Small Cell, Wi-Fi, LAN category of CTIA’s annual Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards competition. Announced at CTIA's Super Mobility Week 2014, the E-Tech Awards winners represent the most innovative emerging mobile services, solutions and technology from areas such as the cloud, network equipment, M2M and the Internet of Things, as assessed by CTIA.
Airvana's OneCell is billed as "a groundbreaking, LTE small cell system that delivers consistent, superior LTE performance throughout enterprises and public spaces, including office buildings, hospitals, shopping centers, and airports, with the economics and simplicity of managed Wi-Fi." Based on cloud RAN principles, the OneCell system consists of a baseband controller and multiple radio points to form a single super cell that delivers consistently high quality LTE service across indoor spaces ranging from 50,000 to 1,000,000 square feet without handovers or inter-cell interference issues, and supports multi-operator deployments.
Airvana says the OneCell system supports plug-and-play deployment over standard Ethernet cabling and switches, eliminating the need for proprietary networks or expensive optical links. Further, the company says the system's unique small cell cloud RAN architecture dramatically simplifies radio frequency planning and integration with wireless macro networks.
“We are honored that CTIA has recognized our innovative approach to delivering a cost-effective small cell system that provides a high-quality enterprise LTE user experience,” comments Rod Gatehouse, vice president of marketing and business development for Airvana. “Enterprises and mobile operators are recognizing the difference of a simple, low cost IT deployment model, and we’re excited that OneCell is helping to dramatically improve LTE performance while ensuring support for evolving LTE-Advanced capabilities.”