Telefonica UK carries out small cell trial using Intracom Telecom backhaul equipment

6 Nov 2014

Greece-based telecoms system vendor Intracom Telecom has announced the successful deployment of its small cell backhaul platform known as StreetNode for a live field trial that was carried out by Telefonica UK, which offers services under the O2 banner. According to Intracom, the trial took place in Newark-on-Trent, with the solution tested in a live small cell network and the platform’s software defined operation allowed activation and reconfiguration in the field in Point-to-Point (PtP) and Point-to-MultiPoint (PtMP) mode. With Telefonica UK said to be assessing ease of deployment and the capability of the system to support live traffic from the latest generation of small cells, Steve Brown, Small Cells Trials Manager for the British operator, was cited as saying: ‘This was an ideal opportunity to trial the Intracom Telecom StreetNode product for the first time on our live UK mobile network. The units were physically deployed in under 30 minutes at each location and performed well in a challenging environment.’

United Kingdom, Intracom Telecom, O2 UK