Sooktha to showcase extensive portfolio of 4G LTE, NB-IoT and 5G NR solutions at MWC 2018

Bangalore – (February 22, 2018) — Sooktha, a leading provider of next generation wireless access products and solutions will showcase a wide array of solutions at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Sooktha will be demonstrating its 4G LTE, NB-IoT, and 5G solutions.

Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) and 5G will initially co-exist with 4G LTE to enable a smooth migration. Sooktha has added NB-IoT and 5G capability to its LTE solutions that are proven in both the test and the infrastructure segments. Sooktha’s portfolio of 4G LTE, NB-IoT and 5G solutions with patented WiFi mesh connectivity enables coexistence and covers the entire gamut of applications in next generation networks including consumer broadband, Internet of Things, and mission critical applications.

Sooktha’s end-to-end solution portfolio includes the UE, 4G LTE eNodeB, 5G NR gNodeB, 4G EPC and 5G NGC. These solutions are built completely with homegrown components including the base band processing (PHY) and ensure that Sooktha is ideally poised to offer solutions to multiple segments such as Commercial Network Infrastructure, Private Networks, Railways, Public Safety, Satellite Communications, Defense & Aerospace, and Test & Measurement.

“The 3GPP 5G specifications allow for a wide range of applications supported by different network and deployment architectures, which is effectively covered by the Sooktha Smart Base Station solutions with their configurability and dynamic management,” said Balaji Rangaswamy, CEO. “The extension of our proven LTE Advanced Smart Base Station solution to support NB-IoT and 5G, coupled with our UE and Core Network solutions constitutes an end-to-end next generation network, which allows quick adoption and customization of next generation technologies for multiple segments.”

Sooktha is demonstrating its solutions in Hall 7 Stand 7L81.

To schedule a meeting/demonstration please send an e-mail to marketing@sooktha.com.

About Sooktha
Sooktha Consulting Private Limited, an advanced wireless access solutions company, offers solutions and services to enable service providers, OEMs, and ODMs in various segments to deploy innovative wireless access services using cellular and WiFi technologies, and to enable test and measurement equipment manufacturers develop solutions for adequate testing of these new services.

Sooktha is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

For more information visit: https://www.sooktha.com.
Contact:
Srinivasan Radhakrishnan
+91 97399 73891
srinivasan.radhakrishnan@sooktha.com



Sooktha completes IoDT of its Femto Base Stations with leading 4G service provider

Bangalore – (November 18, 2016) — Sooktha, an advanced wireless access solutions company, announced today that it has successfully completed IoDT testing of both its Residential and Enterprise Femto Base Stations with a leading 4G service provider. The tests were conducted in TDD Band 40 with a host of devices/handsets and core network equipment from a major infrastructure vendor. The tests covered various features such as peak throughputs, capacity, VoLTE, mobility between small cells, SON and HeMS interoperability. The tests gave a good indicator of the readiness of the Sooktha solution for field trials followed by rapid commercial deployment.

The Femto Base Station solutions are a part of the Sooktha LTE Advanced Smart Base Station portfolio which is a common software solution that drives a range of solutions from a Residential Femto Base Station to a cloud RAN macro solution. The software is also deployed in Test & Measurement solutions where it is used to test a host of LTE UEs including USB modems and handsets in a host of bands across the world and in both FDD and TDD modes. The software is being used to demonstrate the NXP/Freescale vAccess platform across the world. The solution includes support LTE Advanced with compliance to 3GPP Release 10 and with support the Carrier Aggregation (CA feature) with easy migration to Release 11 and beyond.

“The successful completion of IoDT with a leading 4G service provider and with a host of components from the 4G LTE ecosystem following the successful commercialization of our software in the Spirent WTS 122 platform demonstrate the maturity and feature richness of our LTE Advanced Smart Base Station solution”, said Balaji Rangaswamy, CEO. “This demonstrates the success of our strategy of accelerating deployment of next generation solutions by simultaneously addressing both the “Infrastructure” and the Test & Measurement segments”.

For further information please visit www.sooktha.com.

Contact:
Srinivasan Radhakrishnan
+91 97399 73891
srinivasan.radhakrishnan@sooktha.com”



Sooktha collaborates with Freescale to demonstrate LTE access network virtualization on the Freescale vAccess Platform

Bangalore – (December 3, 2015) — Sooktha, an advanced wireless access solutions company, today announced that it has demonstrated a solution for radio access network centralization and virtualization using its LTE Advanced Smart Base Station (SBS) solution on the Freescale® vAccess platform. The vAccess system powered by the Sooktha LTE Advanced SBS software was demonstrated by Freescale at the Mobile World Congress 2015 at Barcelona, Spain earlier this year.

Centralization and virtualization have the potential to significantly change the way networks are deployed. Today’s wireless base station nodes are very proprietary hardware and software platforms. With 5G convergence across wireless, wireline and IoT access methods, a modular, portable and standardized approach to implementing access network software is important. This is a critical requirement towards leveraging the full power of SDN and NFV in the access network.

The Sooktha SBS is a full base station implementation that can be easily spilt at different points to support different centralization and virtualization approaches. The support for a mix of FDD and TDD carriers, carrier aggregation, centralization, virtualization, VoLTE, and different traffic types – make it a powerful solution.

The Freescale vAccess is a combined Hardware / Software platform, which showcases a functional virtualized network system.

The vAccess platform effectively demonstrates:

  • How to design and build modular, flexibly deployable software with standardized interfaces and deployment models
  • Interaction between off-the-shelf L1 (Physical Layer/Baseband) and higher layer components from different vendors
  • How to implement virtualization with minimal overheads

“We have been able to quickly deploy our SBS LTE eNodeB on the Freescale vAccess platform, communicating with remote radio nodes using standard network interfaces, and with SDN based orchestration”, says Balaji Rangaswamy, CEO at Sooktha. ”This demonstrates the full power of the modularity and flexibility of our SBS solution that allow it to significantly accelerate the development of software-defined and virtualized access solutions”.

Wim Rouwet, Senior Systems Architect for Freescale says: “This type of technology is really a starting point for what 5G network deployments will look like, where you have to provide a scalable solution across a variety of nodes, ranging from low-end to high-end, virtualized or not.”

The collaboration between the two companies is expected to evolve to productize components from this platform, as well as to evolve the hardware and software in the areas of functionality, performance and scalability.

For more information on Sooktha’s LTE Advanced Smart Base Station (SBS) solution, visit https://www.sooktha.com/vbs.html



Sooktha LTE Advanced Smart Base Station Solution Fortifies Spirent’s LTE Test Offering

Sunnyvale, Calif. – (September 9, 2015) — Spirent Communications, the leader in testing networks, services and devices, and Sooktha, an advanced wireless access solutions company, announced today that Spirent implemented Sooktha’s software in its Wireless Test Station (WTS122) solution for IMS, RCS and VoLTE testing capability. The WTS122 is the first solution of its kind to enable VoLTE device-to-device mobile testing in one unit. This benchtop network emulator utilizes modular, programmable, and scalable Layer 2 stack from Sooktha’s LTE Advanced Smart Base Station (SBS) solution.

The WTS122 is at the heart of the Spirent Elevate Test Framework and tests VoLTE functionality, IMS/RCS conformance, device-to-device interoperability, as well as VoLTE E911 and Voice over Wi-Fi capability. While IMS, VoLTE, and RCS testing focus on application layer functions, these critical areas require support for Layer 2. VoLTE user experience depends on quality of service (QoS) based dedicated bearer management, semi-persistent scheduling (SPS), and robust header compression (RoHC). These LTE radio access network (RAN) features are available on the WTS122 and supported by Sooktha’s Layer 2 stack.

“The advent of IMS, RCS, and VoLTE is bringing about a new wave of services that require implementation of new test methodologies,” said Clarke Ryan, director of engineering at Spirent Communications. “We developed the Spirent Elevate framework to provide a flexible and open platform which allows us to quickly and efficiently diversify our test capabilities to suit our customers’ needs. With this partnership, we were able to utilize Sooktha’s customization, ASP support, rich software diagnostics, and stable LTE protocol stacks for the timely launch of Spirent Elevate Test Framework.”

“The Spirent WTS122 solution powered by Sooktha SBS software demonstrates the industry leading feature set and the simplicity, scalability, and extensibility of the Sooktha software,” said Balaji Rangaswamy, CEO at Sooktha. “It also demonstrates our commitment to accelerating the deployment of next generation wireless technologies by developing solutions for both test and measurement and infrastructure segments.”

For more information on Spirent Elevate Test Framework, visit https://www.spirent.com/Products/elevate

For more information on Sooktha’s LTE Advanced Smart Base Station (SBS) solution, visit https://www.sooktha.com/sbs.html