Vanu, a developer of the Anywave Base Station, and BitWave, a Semiconductor company, have announced that the two companies have successfully demonstrated a 700 MHz prototype Femtocell by combining Vanu’s Anywave software radio technology and BitWave’s Softransceiver RFIC.
The Vanu/BitWave prototype currently supports cellular standards at 700, 850, 1800 and 1900 MHz bands and both CDMA and GSM operation. Future 3G and 4G technology platforms are planned as software upgrades to the system as the prototype can be remotely reprogrammed to support multiple wireless standards in different frequency bands as the Anywave platform performs standards upgrades via remote software downloads. This enables future-proofing the platform and facilitates new business models, such as wholesale networks, that support different standards for different customers.
Vanu Bose, CEO of Vanu, said: Now this will allow us to quickly modify the system to meet the home, enterprise and outdoor macro cellular coverage requirements of the winners of the upcoming 700 MHz auction.