If you’re old enough to remember, “Land shark” you will not be fooled by “lamps” and “meatballs” disguised as something else. As the ’75 SNL skit goes “Candygram, my foot! You get out of here before I call the police! You're the shark, and you know it! (Shark) Wait. I-I'm only a dolphin, ma'am. (Woman) A dolphin?”
It takes more than smoke and mirrors to get on the roadmaps of some of the largest mobile operators in the world. You may want to watch this brief video to see what we mean.
2013 was a proving year for SpiderCloud, coupled with an industry wave of support for enterprise small cells led by Gordon Mansfield and the Small Cell Forum. Going to Barcelona in just 2 weeks’ time, we’re proud of momentum and support from the Small Cell Forum, and it’s recognition of SpiderCloud with an award for ‘Transforming the Cellular Service Offering in Enterprises’ as well as Telecoms.com ‘Best LTE RAN product’ award for the industry’s first Dual-band UMTS/LTE small cell (or dual band LTE). SpiderCloud has an almost full “dance card”. Much of the interest is driven by the company’s proven ability to scale small cell systems for deployments inside buildings for large financial companies and global brands, and our latest small cell. SpiderCloud’s Dual-band small cell is nominated for ‘Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough”, by GSMA, using Broadcom’s latest SoC coupled with our proprietary software.
Beyond coverage and capacity, SpiderCloud together with IBM, Intel, and NEC – will showcase SON and enabling cloud and application services. SpiderCloud’s Services Node (SCSN) provides a trusted connection to the Radio Nodes and a logical view into all devices on the E-RAN, to enable secure services to any mobile device on the network. The SCSN enables mobile operator managed cloud and application services, such as MDM, BYOD, location and context-aware, security, and IP-PBX services. The SCSN includes a 64-bit Intel Xeon processor services module that offers a virtualized environment for a wide range of applications.
Intel (Hall 3, D30) is showing the benefits of running virtual machines and applications on the SCSN, using a SpiderCloud UMTS Radio Node. Demonstrations include:
- McAfee Virtualized Network Security Platform (NSP) to identify and prevent network security threats at the edge of the mobile network, before such threats can reach the core network, by blocking malicious packets sent by a mobile device. NSP protects a device from malicious packets sent by a server on the Internet.
- Saguna Networks’ demonstration of the backhaul savings and user experience benefits of a centralized content cache on the SCSN as part of a scalable small cell system for large campus, venues and shopping malls.
- Ineoquest Quality of Experience (QoE) demonstration of mobile video performance by using probes on the small cell network using the SCSN.
IBM will show location and detection virtual machine hosted on the SCSN showing handset-to-location video and advertising “push” services for use at venues and shopping malls. The demonstration includes SpiderCloud’s UMTS Radio Node.
SpiderCloud and Tango Networks demonstration shows how mobile operators can extend enterprise UC, PBX and mobile call recording services to their entire network, inside and outside the enterprise LAN using any mobile phone via Tango’s Virtualized Accelerator on the SCSN, based on policies configured on the virtual machine on the SCSN.
In Barcelona we will also discuss how a scalable small cell system can be put inside a business customer’s premise in 30 days or less with our “EASY-30” approach. Unlike costly and complex in-building antenna systems that require months of planning and Radio Frequency expert teams, building approval, optical cables and single-band system, SpiderCloud’s EASY model enables identification, verification and installation of scalable small cell systems for medium and large enterprise customers and venues in 30 days or less, from start to finish, using Ethernet, a pre-sales application, SON and mutual buy-in from mobile operator and the enterprise for a speedy process.
If you want to see or hear more, SpiderCloud has several presentations and panel participation at Mobile World Congress:
- Monday, 24th February, 13:30 to 14:00: ‘Best practices for installations of E-RAN and examples of enterprise managed services’ at Small Cell Forum’s booth in Hall 7, F61
- Tuesday, 25th February, 12:30 to 13:30: ‘2014: The year of small cells (finally)?’ Mobile World Live TV
- Tuesday, 25th February, 11:00 to 11:30: ‘Best practices for installations of E-RAN and examples of enterprise managed services’ at Small Cell Forum’s booth in Hall 7, F61
- Wednesday, 26th February, 14:00 to 15:30: ‘Complementing Coverage with Small Cells and Wi-Fi’ in Hall 4, Auditorium 4
See you in Barcelona!
- Ronny Haraldsvik SVP/CMO