Aricent's eNodeB Software Framework Ported & Optimized on Freescale's QorIQ Qonverge™ Platform to Power Alvarion's TD-LTE Solution

Feb 29, 2012, 02:00 ET from Aricent Group

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- The Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, today announced that they will be collaborating with Alvarion (NASDAQ: ALVR), a provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks, as a development partner for its LTE based solution for Time Division LTE (TD-LTE) networks.

"TD-LTE is a strategic technology that we believe will be a critical component of the LTE ecosystem," explained Aricent Group Vice President of Business Development, Rakesh Vij. "Network equipment manufacturers need to accelerate the readiness of their products for this technology, and can benefit significantly from Aricent's pre-packaged software frameworks as well as professional services and expertise. Alvarion selected Aricent because of our proven software frameworks and professional services."

"As a development partner supporting Alvarion's solutions, Aricent is providing its industry-proven eNodeB Framework (eNBF), along with professional services to integrate, port and test the solution on Freescale's industry leading QorIQ Qonverge™ platform of processors for wireless infrastructure markets," said Preet Virk, marketing director, networking segment at Freescale.  "Combining Freescale's comprehensive portfolio of multi-mode silicon with advanced software components from Aricent delivers an exceptional offering based on our highly-scalable architecture."

"We continue to grow our portfolio of wireless technologies," said Yishai Amsterdamer, Vice President, Research and Development at Alvarion. "As one of the founders of the broadband wireless industry we consistently step up to meet the evolving range of market needs. Aricent was the clear choice to partner with as they could efficiently and effortlessly adapt our flagship, to add LTE capabilities to our Broadband Wireless Solution."

Alvarion's TD-LTE solution adds functionality to one of the industry's most deployed 4G solutions with hundreds of commercial deployments in service around the globe. Alvarion's "open network" approach creates an open all-IP flat architecture that lowers the cost of building the networks and allows high flexibility for service providers to build customized networks.

TD-LTE uses unpaired Time Division Duplex (TDD) spectrum for greater service availability and will play an important role in shaping the future of LTE deployments. TD-LTE is gaining popularity across multiple regions where operators with access to TDD spectrum are looking to deploy a technology that can reap the benefits of the LTE ecosystem as it develops.

About Alvarion Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR) provides optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of telecom operators, smart cities, security, and enterprise customers. Our innovative solutions are based on multiple technologies across licensed and unlicensed spectrums. (

About the Aricent Group The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems integration. The client base includes communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company's investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

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