Argela, a provider of telecom solutions for fixed and mobile operators, and Continuous Computing, global provider of integrated platform solutions that address the mobile broadband capacity challenge, today announced that Argela is using Trillium Femtocell protocol software from Continuous Computing to power Argela's residential Femtocell3G products. By leveraging Trillium software and integration expertise, Argela has been able to conduct extensive femtocell interoperability testing with multiple femtocell gateway providers while accelerating its entry into the rapidly growing femtocell market.
With the Argela customer announcement, Continuous Computing adds its 20th femtocell customer win to a client roster which includes traditional network equipment providers, original design manufacturers, broadband access suppliers and radio equipment vendors located in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines. Argela is using Trillium Femtocell software for its standards-compliant Femtocell Access Points for 3G and 4G systems, including both stand-alone Femtocells as well as integrated Home Gateways which can be customized with new home zone services.
"Trillium Femtocell Iuh software and integration expertise has enabled Argela to move into the femtocell market very quickly," said Oguz Oktay, vice president of sales at Argela. "Furthermore, Continuous Computing's strong interoperability and design expertise has allowed us to focus on our unique value-add so that we can differentiate our femtocell offerings in the exciting home base station market."
"We are pleased to help Argela expedite its entry into the femtocell arena," said Manish Singh, vice president of product line management at Continuous Computing. "Argela's selection of Trillium Femtocell software is a valued recognition for Continuous Computing, as it further demonstrates our strength and traction in the global wireless telecom market."
Argela provides a range of femtocell products, from low-cost, stand-alone Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) 3G Femtocell Access Points to customized Home Gateway Solutions which include new and novel home zone services. The pre-integrated Trillium Femtocell software reference design allows Argela to view femtocells as consumer products rather than strictly communication devices. As such, Argela has expanded its product portfolio to include integrated home gateways that combine and leverage several technologies including femtocell, IPTV, WiFi/DSL, SIP and ZigBee/WirelessHD, which are unified with converged, market-proven, Argela middleware. Argela's products are interoperable and can be combined to provide operators with customized, cutting-edge solutions and home zone services.
Trillium Femtocell software supports both 3G Evolved High Speed Packet Access (HSPA+) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. The Trillium Femtocell Access Point HSPA+ reference implementation is pre-integrated with picoChip's PC202 and PC3x2 femtocell reference boards and baseband software.