ASOCS and CMCC Team up to Deliver Mass Market High, Commercially Viable C-RAN Solutions

ASOCS and CMCC Team up to Deliver Mass Market High, Commercially Viable C-RAN

PR Newswire

BEIJING and JERUSALEM, February 25, 2013

BEIJING and JERUSALEM, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

ASOCS Ltd, a Silicon IP provider of Software Defined Radio solutions and CMRI,
Research Institute of CMCC Ltd. (NYSE: CHL; HKEx: 0941), the world's largest
Mobile Operator, announced today the signing of a strategic memorandum of
understanding for the joint development, commercialization, testing and
deployment of large-scale baseband processing units for China Mobile's next
generation Cloud-RAN network.

Earlier trials undertaken by leading mobile operators, identified the
bottleneck ofCentralized Base-band Units ("BBU"), consisting of general
purpose CPU ("CPU") to perform massive and concurrent baseband calculations in
cost and power efficient manner. The solution was to introduce significant
offloading capabilities of such calculations with highly specialized Modem
Processing Units ("MPU").

Today there is a growing understanding in the industry that such MPU should
support a wide range of system partitioning, topologies and real time system
performance, including large scale Collaborative Multi-point communications
("CoMP") and massive MIMO.

Moreover, since communication algorithms are evolving over time, and since the
C-RAN concept provisions on-the-fly reconfiguration of the BBU to support a
variety of mobile communication standards, an MPU solution which is
re-configurable at runtime has a great advantage over traditional hard-wired

ASOCS Software Defined Radio ("SDR") based ModemX architecture is ideally
positioned for this task, allowing for optimal CPU-MPU partitioning while
offering cost- and power-efficient solution, coupled with massive processing

"C-RAN is the green radio access network initiated by China Mobile with the
aim of large capacity, low cost and high power efficiency," said Dr. Chihlin
I, chief scientist of CMRI. "We believe that by collaborating with ASOCS,
Network Equipment Vendors will be able to accelerate and optimize their
development of high capacity Cloud Ran systems. The goal of CMRI is to realize
C-RAN by closely co-operating with key stakeholders in the industry."

"ASOCS is pleased to take part in the development of a crucial element in the
C-RAN overall solution by closely collaborating with CMRI," said Gilad Garon,
CEO and Founder of ASOCS. "ASOCS Silicon IP Modem Processing Unit (MPU),
implemented on our Software Defined Radio platform is ideally suited for
massive processing of baseband pool of any current and future cellular
technology and is yet more proof of ASOCS' long-term strategy based on its
groundbreaking ModemX technology," he added.


ASOCS develops and licenses plurality of software-defined modems for mobile,
wireless and broadband communication, based on its Heterogeneous Many core
array - ModemX is suitable for all current and future modem requirements.
ASOCS CR2100 Modem Processing Unit (MPU) Silicon IP enables the highest
possible capacity of Base-band Unit for C-RAN, as well as other wireless
infrastructure cells from small to macro and beyond. ASOCS solutions cover a
variety of mobile solutions, both for terminals and mobile network
infrastructure, as well as other wireless and broadband standards. For more
information, visit:

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created
therein. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not
limited to, information regarding ASOCS and China Mobile's collaboration, the
ability to successfully develop C-RAN as currently anticipated, and China
Mobile expectation for the demand of future or new products, technologies, and

About CMCC

CMCC is the World's biggest Mobile Operator with close to 700 Million
subscribers. For more information, visit:


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