Mindspeed And SpiderCloud Innovate On Scalable Enterprise 3G Small Cells

Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), the leading supplier of small cell technology, today announced that it has co-developed a customized baseband processor with SpiderCloud Wireless featuring software, self-organizing and scalable system features by SpiderCloud. The new processor solution opens the door for mobile operators to roll out scalable deployments of robust indoor 3G systems for medium to large enterprise customers worldwide.

The SpiderCloud Wireless Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN) system uses SpiderCloud’s highly optimized software stack that includes its own physical layer software (PHY) implementation on Mindspeed’s system-on-chip (SoC). The PHY plays a critical role in solving mobility and interference problems of radio nodes, which are controlled and powered by SpiderCloud’s enterprise premises-based services node.

The self-organizing E-RAN, which can be installed in just days by a mobile operator or its partners, delivers reliable 3G coverage and capacity for 100 to 1000s of people using any existing Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) for backhaul and enterprise services integration, with full mobility and cell-to-cell handoff and synchronization with the operator’s macro cellular network.

“Small cells have quickly become a recognized part of carrier network plans for both metro area and residential services. Still, despite a good deal of focus, the challenges of the corporate environment have been tougher to meet,” said Peter Jarich, Vice President, Consumer and Infrastructure at Current Analysis. “This co-operation, and the level of development that has gone into it, is further evidence of how complex the enterprise segment truly is. More generally, it is an indication of how the small cell market continues to innovate and the opportunities continue to grow.”

“3G small cells are being deployed in homes, small enterprises and outside in metropolitan areas, but until now, the industry has not been able to deliver a true ‘enterprise-grade’ system,” said Raouf Y. Halim, chief executive officer at Mindspeed. “It took years of developments and innovative thinking by Mindspeed and SpiderCloud Wireless to enable such a system, and we’re proud to take part in unlocking the enterprise opportunity for mobile operators.”

Mindspeed is the leader in small cell technology, with 70% share of the high-speed packet access (HSPA) market according to data from ABI Research. Mindspeed is the only small cell SoC company that has demonstrated support for both HSPA and LTE in its small cell SoCs, and the only one to have shown both frequency-division duplexing (FDD) LTE and time-division LTE (TD-LTE) solutions.

“Mindspeed’s technology leadership and ability to provide custom features has helped us bring to market a unique and scalable 3G small cell platform for enterprise deployments by mobile operators,” added Behrooz Parsay, senior vice president of engineering and operations with SpiderCloud Wireless. “SpiderCloud has invested significant time and resources to commercialize a unique PHY, MAC and upper layers solution. We’ve worked closely with Mindspeed in developing our own PHY as part of this new enterprise small cell network, and the combination of this with Mindspeed’s expertise has resulted in a truly market leading system.”

About Mindspeed Technologies

Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ: MSPD) is a leading provider of network infrastructure semiconductor solutions to the communications industry. The company's low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products are helping to drive video, voice and data applications in worldwide fiber-optic networks and enable advanced processing for 3G and long-term evolution (LTE) mobile networks. The company's high-performance analog products are used in a variety of optical, enterprise, industrial and video transport systems. Mindspeed's products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe.

To learn more, please visit  www.mindspeed.com. Company news and updates are also posted at  www.twitter.com/mindspeed.

About SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc.

SpiderCloud Wireless develops breakthrough, small-cell network platforms that allow mobile operators to deliver unprecedented cellular coverage, capacity and smart applications to enterprises. SpiderCloud is based in San Jose, California and is backed by investors Charles River Ventures, Matrix Partners, Opus Capital and Shasta Ventures. For more information, follow the company on twitter at www.twitter.com/spidercloud_inc or visit  www.spidercloud.com.

SpiderCloud Wireless is a registered trademark and SmartCloud a trademark of SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc. ©2012 SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc.

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