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It's LTE Time!


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This presentation was given by Manish Singh at the Femtocells Asia conference in Singapore on March 8, 2010.

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It's LTE Time!

  1. 1. It’s LTE Time! Manish Singh Vice President, Product Line Management
  2. 2. At a Glance Protocols Professional Services ATCA Platforms LTE DPI Femtocell Over 150 Customers Worldwide “ Smarter, Faster, Cheaper” Mobile Broadband
  3. 3. Agenda – It’s LTE Time!
  4. 4. Why?
  5. 5. Momentum Source: Infonetics Research, 2009
  6. 6. Challenge Source: Light Reading, 2009 Source: Morgan Stanley, Mobile Internet Report 2009
  7. 7. Video – The Network Killer Source: Allot Mobile Trends, Global Mobile Broadband Traffic, H2/2009
  8. 8. Drivers Mobile Internet Devices Demographics Devices Demand Internet Generation Internet Apps & Content
  9. 9. And More to Come… <ul><li>Smartphones, Netbooks, Notebooks… </li></ul><ul><li>Cameras, eReaders, Med Devices, Gaming, Navigation… </li></ul>Smartphones Netbooks Notebooks IP Cameras eReaders Personal Medical Devices Gaming Consoles Navigation Systems
  10. 10. 50B Connected Devices 3.3X Connected Device Growth Sources: various analyst reports, Continuous Computing estimates Consumer Electronics – Cameras, eReaders, Gaming Consoles, Personal Medical Devices, Smart Meters, Retail PoS terminal, etc. Traditional Mobile Devices – Cellphones, Smartphones, Netbooks, Data Cards, Dongles Connected Devices Legend: <ul><li>M2M Connectivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Today, predominantly WiFi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coverage limited to HotSpots </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consumer Opportunity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking phenomenon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook, YouTube… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireline on the decline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency, home security… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Opportunity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operational efficiencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smart meters, tracking... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inventory management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BUT, there are challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indoor coverage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost!! Cost!! Cost!! </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Network Mutation Macro Topology Hierarchical Cell Structure “ The need for 4G picocells and femtocells to enhance coverage and boost capacity in hotspots is one of the important principles for Verizon's LTE Network” -Verizon Wireless CTO 1990 2010
  12. 12. When?
  13. 13. LTE Is Deploying Now! Technology Trials 3GPP R8 Standards NEP Product Development Commercial Rollouts 2008 2009 2010 2011 LTE Field Trials Rollouts led by CDMA2000 operators 3G operators will continue HSPA deployments
  14. 14. LTE Femtocell Timelines 2009 2011 2013
  15. 15. Beachhead Opportunity LTE = Femtocell’s biggest opportunity
  16. 16. What?
  17. 17. LTE Reference Design <ul><li>MicroTCA Reference Design </li></ul><ul><li>Trillium LTE Femtocell Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3GPP March 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LTE Uu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FDD & TDD both supported </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S1 & X2 Network interfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>picoChip PC7608 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software defined LTE PHY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequency, bandwidth options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 x 2 MIMO operation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cavium OCTEON </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-core MIPS64 Processor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>L2 – L7 software execution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Performance measurements available </li></ul>
  18. 18. Under the Hood
  19. 19. FAP Types
  20. 20. Multi-Mode Femtocell Option <ul><li>Increase 3G and LTE capacity and coverage in single device </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade path from 3G to LTE </li></ul><ul><li>Support for mixed subscriber base (i.e., single household may have 3G and LTE devices) </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage same IP-backhaul (e.g. metro-femto scenario resulting in significant cost savings) </li></ul>Core Network Multi-Mode Femtocell Femtocell Aggregator 3G Core Security Gateway HNB GW Iuh Security Gateway HeNB GW EPC Iu S1 S1
  21. 21. Multi-Mode Femtocell, A Look Inside <ul><li>Parallel radio stacks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate Layer 1-3 stacks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shared elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encryption acceleration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Header compression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QoS, IPsec </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Application Complexities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interference mgmt / SON </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inter-RAT HO </li></ul></ul>Trillium LTE Femtocell WCMDA Femtocell RRC RLC MAC-b,MAC-d,MAC-sh MAC-HS,MAC-ES MAC-E* WCDMA PHY IP Sec GTP / RTP RANAP RUA SCTP PDCP HNBAP Iu-UP LTE PHY PHY LTE RRC LTE RLC LTE MAC LTE PDCP Encryption Header Compression IP Management S1AP SCTP eGTP LTE -Uu LTE –S1 Uu Iuh
  22. 22. Self Organizing Network
  23. 23. How?
  24. 24. Network Topology eNodeB eNodeB eNodeB MME / Serving GW X2 X2 X2 S1 S1 S1 S1 E-UTRAN Architecture MME / Serving GW S1 S1 S1 S1 HeNodeB HeNodeB HeNodeB HeNB Gateway S1 HeNB Gateway is Optional
  25. 25. HeNB Gateway Serving GW MME HeNB Gateway S1 HeNodeB S1-MME S1-U Serving GW MME HeNB Gateway S1-MME HeNodeB S1-MME S1-U
  26. 26. And, More… without HeNB Gateway Serving GW MME Security Gateway IPsec HeNodeB S1-MME S1-U MME MUST scale to handle HIGH number of SCTP connections + Fast Path SCTP PP50 = Highly Scalable MME
  27. 27. Spectrum <ul><li>The spectrum challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>700MHz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.6GHz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital dividend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>900 / 1800MHz refarming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Frequency impacts network costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increases with frequency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FDD vs. TDD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TDD = Opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unpaired spectrum farming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multi-band deployment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2.6GHz for Femtos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>700MHz for Macro </li></ul></ul>2.6GHz 2.6GHz 2.6GHz 800MHz Cell radius ~30–300m Cell radius ~1–3km
  28. 28. “ Inside-Out” - LTE Rollout with Femtocells Capacity Dense Urban Urban Sub-urban Rural Broadband Proliferation High Low GSM / GPRS / EDGE Networks, 900MHz / 1800MHz 3G / HSPA Networks, 2.1GHz LTE Femto 2.6GHz LTE Femto 2.6GHz LTE Femto 2.6GHz LTE Femto 2.6GHz Coverage Nationwide Network Demand-based Capacity & Coverage
  29. 29. We Offer End-to-End Femtocell Solutions 3G Handsets Laptop, Netbook w/ LTE Data Card Multi-Mode Femtocell 3G HSPA+ Ethernet LTE / 3G Femto Gateway Home / Enterprise Central Office LTE
  30. 30. Summary <ul><li>LTE is Femtocell’s BIGGEST opportunity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clean Slate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower cost / bit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networks will mutate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic increasing exponentially </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional approaches will not work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LTE trials & rollouts underway </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Femtocell, integral part of rollout plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must not wait to be an after </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Establish your beachhead NOW! </li></ul>1 st LTE Femtocell Reference Solution Launched at MWC 2010 13 LTE Design Wins!
  31. 31. Thank You! Manish Singh Vice President, Product Line Management