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LTE Femtocell Roadmap
                   From Concept to Reality

                            Todd Mersch
               D...
At a Glance
                                              Over 150 Customers Worldwide


               Protocol Software
...
The Big Picture
   Apple sold 7.4M iPhones in Q3
   Intel reports blowout Q3 on strong mobile business; Atom rev up 14%
  ...
LTE Momentum

     GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association, confirms 42
     LTE network commitments in 21 countries
...
LTE RAN Options

   Macro network
        Multi-sector, broad coverage
        High-speed mobility

   Small cells
       ...
Femto’s Role in LTE
    Coverage                                     LTE Femtocell Solution
       Greater indoor signal s...
Anatomy of an LTE Femtocell

                GPS
                         Downlink      Home eNodeB Application
          ...
The Five Key Hurdles

  1) Integrated Silicon

  2) Standards

  3) Self Organization and Optimization

  4) Backhaul

  5...
LTE Femtocell Si Putting the Pieces Together


                                                    LTE Modem / PHY
       ...
HeNB Network Standardization
               E-UTRAN Architecture                                                 What are ...
SON: Golden Goose, Needed Standard, or Both?

     Self Configuration                                     IP

           E...
Backhaul, Everybody’s Problem
     “Exa-Flood” is jamming the pipe
           Already a challenge today
           Common ...
LTE Femtocell Deployments
     Initial LTE deployments not using femtocells
           Verizon, NTT DoCoMo have expressed ...
Example LTE Deployment




2G

3G

LTE
                     2010                                2020

• LTE Network Overla...
LTE Femtocell Report Card
 Hurdle        Grade The Good                            The Bad
 Silicon         C+      Aggres...
Conclusions
     Benefits of small cells for LTE remain seductive
           Better performance and QoS   Unmatched QoE
  ...
Questions & Comments
                            Todd Mersch
                   Director, Product Line Management

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LTE Femtocell Roadmap- From Concept to Reality

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Femtocells Americas 2009

When: November 16-18, 2009

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  1. 1. LTE Femtocell Roadmap From Concept to Reality Todd Mersch Director of Product Line Management www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary
  2. 2. At a Glance Over 150 Customers Worldwide Protocol Software LTE DPI Femtocell ATCA Professional Platforms Services “Smarter, Faster, Cheaper” LTE Mobile Broadband www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary 2
  3. 3. The Big Picture Apple sold 7.4M iPhones in Q3 Intel reports blowout Q3 on strong mobile business; Atom rev up 14% AT&T sells Nokia netbooks for $300 with 2 year contract Verizon’s CTO: “Metered broadband is the future” And… Operators need… Traffic Revenues & Femtocells = Traffic Gap Cheapest Widening Bit Pipe Voice Era Revenues Data Era LTE = Fastest Bit Pipe DPI = Smartest Bit Pipe The “Exa-Flood” is Coming… www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary 3
  4. 4. LTE Momentum GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association, confirms 42 LTE network commitments in 21 countries GSMA predicts that 14 LTE networks will be in service by the end of 2010 growing to more than 30 by the end of 2012 According to Light Reading, LTE products have been tested, trialed and commercially announced in the market by more than 75 vendors www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary 4
  5. 5. LTE RAN Options Macro network Multi-sector, broad coverage High-speed mobility Small cells Pico / Micro / Femto Broadband experience “Inside out” deployments 60% - 70% of time indoors Targeted in-building services offerings www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary 5
  6. 6. Femto’s Role in LTE Coverage LTE Femtocell Solution Greater indoor signal strength Targets early Provides LTE coverage Small cell deployment for mesh adopter users Low-power & self-configuring to demanding minimize interference coverage increased Aligns with LTE standards performance Leverages users’ broadband Churn Consumers expect higher quality of service Poor performance increases churn Capacity Less users / shared channel LTE LTE macro LTE femtocell metro Closer to cell = better signal base station femtocell converged device www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary 6
  7. 7. Anatomy of an LTE Femtocell GPS Downlink Home eNodeB Application PHY Measure, Dynamic Intercell RB Connection Radio Config & Resource RRM Control Mobility Admission Provision Allocation Timing RRC Uplink OA&M RF PDCP S1-AP PHY Module RLC eGTP MAC SCTP Silicon Convergence Layer Network IPSec PHY LTE-Uu Monitoring IP MIMO RF Support S1 Turbo IP Decoder Backhaul FPGA Modem Host Processor www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary 7
  8. 8. The Five Key Hurdles 1) Integrated Silicon 2) Standards 3) Self Organization and Optimization 4) Backhaul 5) Deployments www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary 8
  9. 9. LTE Femtocell Si Putting the Pieces Together LTE Modem / PHY es w3 G on o tZ Sn us Multi-core L2 / L3 Processor Tr Security Acceleration A u mi U M SP PG as S NP AR D F K AE Custom Silicon Timing & Location Header Compression oin , e P ion Pe M, p, t rce TI, ric rat O hi r P teg QC icoC llo we In p Lo her g RoHC, IPHC, etc NTP, IEEE1588, GPS Hi Integrated Silicon a Must www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary 9
  10. 10. HeNB Network Standardization E-UTRAN Architecture What are the unique management & security requirements? Optional HeNB Gateways Is there an HNBAP- MME / Serving GW MME / Serving GW like protocol needed? S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 X2 X2 eNodeB X2 eNodeB HeNodeB HeNB Gateway Do we leverage S1 S1 X2AP for femto-to- femto coordination? eNodeB HeNodeB HeNodeB www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary 10
  11. 11. SON: Golden Goose, Needed Standard, or Both? Self Configuration IP Extend TR-069 / TR-196 HeNB ACS Static and dynamic, zero touch Self Optimization Beyond interference minimization Coordinated optimization among cells Dichotomy “Golden patent” vs. standards Algorithms vs. messaging www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary 11
  12. 12. Backhaul, Everybody’s Problem “Exa-Flood” is jamming the pipe Already a challenge today Common hurdle for all wireless technologies Residential issue Need FTTH / FTTC Happening… but fast enough? Metro issue Local fiber loops Leverage fixed WiMAX Smart pipes Backhaul optimization leveraging DPI Internet Offload applications www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary 12
  13. 13. LTE Femtocell Deployments Initial LTE deployments not using femtocells Verizon, NTT DoCoMo have expressed interest Solutions are not ready today Good for the LTE Femtocell Small cells as overlay to macro networks Time for diversity of devices to grow LTE femtocell as THE DIFFERENTIATOR Boost to performance Improved QoE for first wave of early adopters www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary 13
  14. 14. Example LTE Deployment 2G 3G LTE 2010 2020 • LTE Network Overlay • Long Term: 3G migrates to LTE • Existing 2G / 3G Network for Coverage • 2G to Support Roaming • LTE Femto for Capacity • LTE Macro for Coverage www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary 14
  15. 15. LTE Femtocell Report Card Hurdle Grade The Good The Bad Silicon C+ Aggressive roadmaps Min 12-18 months away from Tier 1 femto entrants integrated silicon Standards C+ Architecture standard Ability to focus efforts in 3GPP Specific work item in 3GPP SON D/B Public and private investment Limited standards efforts Backhaul B Primarily an investment issue Expensive and required Backhaul optimization tech Deployment B+ 42 commitments In-service vs. broad coverage 14 networks by end of 2010 A = ready today B = ready within 12 months C = ready in 12 to 36 months Field Trials ~ 12 to 18 Months D = greater than 36 months Deployments ~ 24 to 36 Months F = no solution in sight www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary 15
  16. 16. Conclusions Benefits of small cells for LTE remain seductive Better performance and QoS Unmatched QoE Staged, hotspot deployment models Industry mobilizing to deliver solutions 12 to 24 months away from “field trial”-ready ecosystem Investments being made in all key technology areas Let’s not forget the 3G femtocell, either 3G femtocells available today LTE femtocell is not necessarily the “upgrade” www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary 16
  17. 17. Questions & Comments Todd Mersch Director, Product Line Management www.ccpu.com/products/trillium/lte.html www.ccpu.com Confidential and Proprietary

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