Aricent has pre-integrated NB-IoT functionality into its industry-leading LTE software framework. This integration offers a unique advantage to OEM customers – they no longer need to manage multiple vendors to build a complete 4G solution.

As a complete LTE solution comprising eNodeB and Evolved Packet Core (EPC), the LTE software framework delivers a one-stop solution that’s pre-integrated for L1, L2, and L3 for 4G customers providing significant time-to-market and cost advantages. The LTE eNodeB framework package, now offers advanced features including NB-IoT, eMTC, LWA, LAA, eMBMS and more. The solution is available on industry-leading platform where it is pre-integrated with Layer1 PHY software. Aricent also offers enhancements, maintenance and customization services for the complete 4G software framework.

“NB-IoT is our key thrust area in China and we are excited to work with Aricent on this project as the technology continues to evolve. Aricent’s pre-integrated solution for NB-IoT with end-to-end services and holistic support helps us work on the complete solution with a single partner,” said Mr. Liang Jianhua, President of Guangdong Super Telecom Co. Ltd.

“Our framework is the first of its kind in the industry, and we are proud to support forward-looking OEMs that want to leapfrog their competition. Aricent has been investing in mobile wireless technologies including 4G and 5G and we will continue to offer pre-integrated and differentiated frameworks and packages to our customers, reducing their time-to-market and total cost of ownership,” said Dietmar Wendt, President, Communications business unit at Aricent. “Our approach is to invest aggressively in R&D, stay ahead of the technology curve and provide the latest value-added software frameworks for our customers. Aricent’s licensed software is cost-effective and the integrated hardware is designed to meet the insatiable appetite for bandwidth,” he added.

In addition to the LTE software framework, the company has also introduced a portfolio of 5G software frameworks where Aricent has key design wins and has a strong ecosystem for 5G Layer1. Aricent’s wireless portfolio also includes a MANO/VNFM solution for managing various VNFs in an NFV environment. Aricent is demonstrating its 5G capabilities at MWC 2018 in Barcelona.