Cobham Wireless’ capacity-centric idDAS was used in Berlin’s Fan Mile because when the venue screened matches and hosted the German team’s victory parade during the previous World Cup, a high-bandwidth cellular mobile signal proved to be difficult.
As a partner of China Mobile’s 5G Innovation Centre, Cobham Wireless creates test and validation tools to accelerate the development of next generation technology and enables the successful roll-out of Cellular IoT technologies.
To enable this demonstration, Cobham Wireless developed a multi-device emulation platform for core Cellular IoT technologies which is connected to small cell infrastructure equipment that uses Intel technology.
Cobham Wireless announced it has partnered with China Mobile to showcase the world’s first end-to-end demonstration of Cellular Internet of Things (IoT) testing technology at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016.
Growth in the deployment of small cells continues to intensify the test challenges faced by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs): They need to carry out manufacturing test at higher volumes and within tighter budgets.
Cobham Wireless is a member of several working groups in the area of advanced communications services, including the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) – where China Mobile is a major partner – and the UK’s 5G Innovation Centre at Surrey University.
“This type of innovation would not be possible without significant collaboration projects between major industry leaders such as China Mobile’s 5G Innovation Centre, where Cobham Wireless is a proud participant.”
“There’s a lot of areas where passengers want to have communications and connectivity,” says Anthony Sutton, coverage sales director at Cobham Wireless, while presenting at Cobham’s Going Underground event.
“idDAS’ revolutionary Cloud-RAN technology completely revolutionises inner-city cellular coverage, delivering highly resilient, high-capacity cellular resources in areas where this is traditionally almost impossible.”
The Fan Mile screened matches and hosted the German team’s victory parade during the last World Cup, but receiving a high-bandwidth cellular mobile signal during these events proved extremely difficult.