Turkcell Trials NEC Small Cells Solution to Boost In-Building Coverage

10 June 2014
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Turkcell, Turkey's largest mobile operator is trialing NEC's indoor small cell solutions for the residential and enterprise markets to help customers overcome the challenges of using their mobiles indoors due to the signal blocking properties of the stone, concrete, steel and tinted glass used to construct many buildings. In parallel, Turkcell has initiated trials of NEC's outdoor small cell solutions to help boost network capacity to keep pace with mobile data demand.
Complementing NEC's residential femtocell and compact enterprise femtocell access points is the Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN) solution from NEC and SpiderCloud. This solution is designed to provide multimode 3G and LTE connectivity for many thousands of employees in large enterprises using the existing Ethernet infrastructure, said NEC.

Turkcell is also testing NEC's gateway which aggregates the indoor small cell networks into a standardized lu interface connected into the mobile core network to streamline deployment and management activities.

"NEC has been a frontrunner in the small cell market for many years. Our award-winning femtocells are used in many parts of the world and we're playing a leading role with SpiderCloud Wireless in bringing a revolutionary new E-RAN solution onto the market which not only reduces mobile operator churn in the valuable enterprise segment, but provides new revenue streams from value-added services such as IP-PBX integration, BYOD management and in-building location-based applications."

- Hironobu Kurosaki, Managing Director, NEC Telecommunications and Information Technology, NEC Turkey

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