KT (South Korea) has selected Cavium's OCTEON Fusion platform for the first stage of commercial deployment of LTE small cell.
Carriers can rapidly alleviate spectrum and capacity limitations, and expand their existing LTE macro cell based networks with an overlay of small cells using Cavium’s OCTEON Fusion “base station on a chip” hardware and software platform.
KT has great expertise and experience in LTE Cloud-RAN small cell technology ‘LTE WARP’, which won the LTE Awards of LTE World Summit 2012. The OCTEON Fusion processors combine OCTEON’s scalable L2-L7 multi-core technology, along with purpose-built, highly programmable L1 baseband DSP cores and extensive 3G/4G hardware accelerators, and front end (DFE) functionality in a single chip. These components are connected through a high performance interconnect to enable low-latency data processing between protocol layers. Designed to support 32 to 300+ users LTE/3G.