RICHARDSON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 09/16/13 --
Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA) and Contela Inc. today announced availability of carrier-grade full-featured LTE solution for competitive carriers in the United States with Contela's LTE Outdoor Small Cells and Hitachi's Mobile Core, including ER5000 MME, SGSN and Small Cell Gateway. Hitachi CTA Mobile Core software products are also now running as a virtualized solution, enabling quick deployment, support for small to very large systems with unlimited scalability for signaling and data throughput.
Mobile operators face many challenges with mass deployment of small cells to address ever increasing data demands. Major challenges include managing the growth of both signaling and throughput. The innovative architecture of Hitachi's ER5000 Smallcell Gateway enables operators to independently grow signaling and data capacity as network and data demand evolve.
"Hitachi CTA is focused on providing competitive solutions that offer our customers the ability to easily deploy heterogeneous networks in rapidly evolving wireless market," said Reg Wilcox, EVP Business Development of Hitachi CTA. "We believe that our ER5000 Smallcell System offers unique capabilities that provide significant cost benefits through improved network efficiencies."
Contela has been selected by a leading Operator in South Korea as sole vendor for LTE Outdoor Small Cell, which launched this year. Contela's LTE Outdoor Small Cell is South Korea's first commercial LTE Outdoor Small Cell deployment. "Contela is a leading manufacturer of access equipment for wireless infrastructure and has developed a range of LTE Small Cells. Partnership with Hitachi CTA increases scope of market deployment of this solution with a Global LTE solutions provider," said Gino Choi, Head of Global Business Development at Contela.
Visit Hitachi CTA at the Competitive Carriers Association Annual Convention September 15-18 to learn more about the ER5000 Small Cell System and LTE Outdoor Small Cell.
About Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.
Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA), a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., develops, manufactures and markets solutions for communications service providers. Hitachi CTA offers technology solutions for advanced wireless networks, including 4G Evolved Packet Core and Small Cell solutions, software platforms for subscriber "connected home" and "machine-to-machine" (M2M) applications deployment and management, high-speed optical networking equipment for metro and data center applications. For more information please visit www.hitachi-cta.com.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others. For more information please visit http://www.hitachi.com.
About Contela, Inc.
Contela is a leading small cell company providing 3G and LTE end-to-end small cell solutions including Small Cell AP, Small Cell Gateway and Management Systems for residential, enterprise, and public metro and rural deployment. Based on a history of verified experiences of providing commercial services and products for more than 12 years, Contela in 2010 launched the world's first data-only small cell service with its Data Small Cell in Korea successfully deployed by SK Telecom. For more information please visit www.contela.com
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Source: Hitachi CTA