Broadcom Innovation Powers KT 4G LTE Small Cell Deployments

Highly Integrated Devices Enable Korean Operator to Increase Mobile Coverage and Capacity for Outdoor and Indoor Environments

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 27, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that KT Corporation (formerly Korea Telecom), a Korean telecommunications and Internet company, has successfully deployed Broadcom's industry-leading small cell system-on-chip (SoC) devices to enhance its high speed 4G LTE wireless broadband services. KT completed deployment and verification of its Broadcom-enabled small cells for commercial outdoor environments this quarter and plans to expand services to indoor residential locations in the second quarter of 2015. Broadcom will showcase its innovations for the mobile and carrier ecosystem at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, March 2-5. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.

ABI Research predicts the small cell equipment market to reach $5B by 2018 as carriers and operators increasingly leverage small cells to cost-effectively support growth in cellular data traffic1. Broadcom's 617XX chipset is extending its 3G leadership to be first to market with LTE multimode advanced small cell SOC's for enterprise and residential deployments. Broadcom's installed base of small cell solutions exceeds two million live deployments.

"With growing requirements on voice and video media services, mobile subscribers now require better coverage and higher-capacity networks," said Mr. Sang-hoon Park, KT Corporation Vice President. "By integrating Broadcom's high-performance small cell SoCs into our overall 4G LTE deployment strategy, we can quickly and cost effectively address increasing capacity demands while optimizing spectral efficiency."

"Broadcom's low-power small cell technology provides the carrier-grade reliability that KT and other leading operators require to meet increasing performance demands on the network," said Greg Fischer, Broadcom Senior Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access. "Broadcom's high performance, flexible small cell solutions offer the ability to maximize network capacity and performance for indoor and outdoor environments."

Key Features of the Broadcom® BCM617xx Series

  • Addresses high capacity metrocells, enterprise small cells and residential use
  • Highly integrated, best-in-class low power consumption
  • Supports advanced network listening techniques to maximize SON benefits
  • Reduces operator costs to upgrade site performance and enhance overall mobile network capacity
  • Supports concurrent LTE in the Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) and Time Division Duplexing (TDD) modes as well as hosted Wi-Fi services

Availability
Broadcom's BCM617xx Series for metropolitan, enterprise and residential LTE and 3G multi-mode small cell networks are currently in production. KT has deployed its outdoor small cell solution and expects to deploy its residential solution in the second quarter of 2015.

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Resources
1 ABI Research, Small Cells Report, Q1 2015

About Broadcom
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With one of the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

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