RICHARDSON, Texas--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA) and Athena Wireless Communications, Inc. today announced that they have completed interoperability testing (IOT) between Hitachi’s Mobile Core and Athena’s Pixie™ LTE small cell. Hitachi’s Mobile Core software products, including ER5000 MME, SGSN and SmallCell Gateway, are now running as a virtualized solution that enables quick deployment, support for small to very large systems with unlimited scalability for signaling and data throughput.
“Our Pixie™ customizable outdoor small cells with integrated millimeter-wave backhaul enable cellular infrastructure OEMs and system integrators bring to market a differentiated small cell solution quickly and cost effectively.”
Mobile operators face many challenges with the mass deployment of small cells to address ever increasing data demands. Major challenges include managing 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 the 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.”
“Athena Wireless is pleased to have completed S1 and X2 IOT with Hitachi CTA,” said Eduardo Tinoco, CEO of Athena Wireless. “Our Pixie™ customizable outdoor small cells with integrated millimeter-wave backhaul enable cellular infrastructure OEMs and system integrators bring to market a differentiated small cell solution quickly and cost effectively.”
Visit Hitachi CTA at the Competitive Carriers Association Annual Convention September 15-18 to learn more about the ER5000 SmallCell System.
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 Athena Wireless Communications, Inc.
Athena Wireless Communications uses advanced technologies to provide high-speed digital data communication solutions. The company designs and manufactures SiGe-based millimeter-band wireless Gigabit Ethernet bridges and SoC-based LTE Small Cells for wireless telecommunication operators, governments and private enterprises around the globe. Founded in 2009, Athena Wireless Communications is privately held and is located in Surprise, Arizona. For more information please visit http://www.athenawave.com.