MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aquantia, the market leader of high-speed Ethernet connectivity solutions for data centers, mobile and enterprise, today announced the AQcell™ product line, a disruptive transport technology for the cellular infrastructure market designed to boost the speed of indoor Cloud-Radio Access Networks (C-RAN). Aquantia introduces AQcell in time for Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona as leaders in the mobility market converge to explore the most advanced technologies.
To address the fast-growing demand for indoor small cells, Aquantia has developed AQcell based on a unique capability to transport digitized cellular data at multi-Gigabit per second rates over 200-meters of copper cable, while also providing Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capabilities. AQcell is designed to shatter a critical connectivity bottleneck in small cell deployments and enable service providers to cost-effectively deploy next-generation indoor C-RAN technology to address growing capacity and service-level demands.
“Small cell deployments are witnessing high growth as service providers cope with greater volumes of indoor cellular network traffic,” said Faraj Aalaei, President and CEO of Aquantia. “AQcell was designed specifically to accelerate small cell growth by enabling a highly scalable front-haul transport solution. It removes significant barriers to entry for next generation equipment and by doing so, service providers can enjoy greater network coverage and better service quality.”
In-building C-RAN promises a more versatile and scalable approach to indoor coverage in enterprise buildings and large venues such as stadiums, airports, shopping centers and college campuses where massive numbers of wireless devices demand connectivity. C-RAN architectures rely on Remote Radio Unit (RRU) sending the digitized RF spectrum to a centralized Baseband Unit (BBU) for processing, utilizing Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) signaling for transport over copper cabling. As cellular technologies continue to push wireless capacity, the need to provide multi-Gigabit/s bandwidth over copper has emerged, pushing the limits of what’s possible with existing Physical Layer (PHY) solutions.
AQcell product family is designed in 28nm and is available in single-port (AQC105) and quad-port (AQC405) configurations. The AQcell products support all PoE standards. AQC105 and AQC405 are available in production quantities. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Aquantia is the leader in high-speed connectivity solutions for data centers, enterprise and mobile applications. As the number one supplier of 10GBASE-T PHYs in data centers, Aquantia has been consistently the first in the industry to deliver the technology in all process nodes and all port configurations, including the world’s first and only 10GBASE-T MAC/PHY device for servers. Aquantia’s ability to turn technological leadership into business success is evidenced by the fact that it has shipped more 10GBASE-T ports than all its competitors combined in the data centers. Aquantia is further expanding its leadership into the Enterprise WLAN Access Points (APs) and Campus LAN switches market segments with its flagship AQrate product line. In addition, the company is now entering the cellular infrastructure market with its newly released AQcell product line dedicated to next generation small cell connectivity. Located in Silicon Valley, Aquantia is a venture-backed company, with strong tier-1 VCs and strategic investor support. For more information, visit www.aquantia.com.