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Aricent and Mindspeed Raise the Bar - Announces Launch of a High-Performing 20MHz Small Cell Reference Solution



 Aricent and Mindspeed Raise the Bar - Announces Launch of a High-Performing
                     20MHz Small Cell Reference Solution

Aricent and Mindspeed Introduce an Integrated eNodeB Solution on the Transcede
T3300 Baseband Processor Supporting 20MHz LTE FDD and Throughputs of up to 150
Mbps

PR Newswire

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. and BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. and BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/
-- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- The Aricent Group, a global innovation and
technology services company, and Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD),
one of the leaders in small cell technology, today announced the launch of a
next-generation, high-performing metrocell reference design, supporting 20MHz
LTE FDD and throughputs of up to 150Mbps. The companies have taken their
existing  relationship one step further by integrating Aricent's world class
software stacks and Mindspeed®'s PHY software with the Transcede® T3300
baseband processor, especially designed for high performing small cell
solutions.

"Operators are now demanding more from their small cells to effectively cater
to the ever increasing bandwidth demand from their consumers," said Pratyush
Dasgupta, vice president and head of wireless practice at Aricent. "With more
than 50 LTE engagements, we have extensive experience and expertise in the LTE
domain and are pleased to partner with Mindspeed to develop this high
performance LTE small cell solution."

"Small cells are becoming a critical part of the network," said Dr. Naser
Adas, senior vice president and general manger of the wireless business unit
at Mindspeed. "We are leading the small cell industry with the broadest,
future-proof portfolio of SoCs for small cells and a 63% share of the market
according to Infonetics Research.  We are proud to be working with Aricent to
demonstrate a 20MHz small cell reference solution."

Aricent continually invests in LTE, in areas such as VoLTE, SON and LTE-A.
Aricent software is found in LTE devices commercially deployed by operators in
some of the most demanding markets across the world.

Mindspeed's small cell SoC portfolio holds a leadership position in the
industry, in both commercial and technological terms. Mindspeed has 34 LTE
small cell design engagements and is one of the first small cell SoC companies
to have LTE systems commercially deployed. Recently, Mindspeed announced that
it has 63% share of the 3GPP small cell market according to Infonetics
Research.

Mindspeed will be hosting small cell technology demonstrations for service
providers, OEM customers, and press and analysts during Mobile World Congress
2013 at stand 7E.104 from February 25 - 28, 2013 at the Fira Gran Via in
Barcelona, Spain. Aricent will demonstrate an integrated LTE offering
comprising of eNodeB, EPC and a comprehensive VoLTE solution at the Aricent
Group Hospitality Suite #2B104 in Hall 2.

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 the Aricent Group

The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that
helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the
connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of
Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the
Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that
seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering,
and systems integration. The client base includes communications service
providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device
makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company's investors are
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta
Partners, and The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

For more information, please visit http://www.aricent.com.
Follow the Aricent Group on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/aricent

SOURCE Aricent Group

Website: http://www.aricent.com
Contact: Investor Relations, Kevin Trosian, VP Business Development and
Investor Relations, +1 949-579-3111, investor.relations@mindspeed.com, or
Media Contact, Rupert Baines, VP Corporate Strategy and Marketing
Communication, +44 1225 469 744, rupert.baines@mindspeed.com, Aricent
Contacts, North America, Latin America, China, Australia, Europe & Middle
East, Johnny Truong, Sonus PR for Aricent Group, +1 415 812 7888,
johnny.truong@sonuspr.com, or India & Southeast Asia, Shashi Shekhar Pandey,
Manager, Marketing, +91 783 829 1362, shashi.pandey@sonuspr.com
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