ARItel Selects AirHop eSON™ for the First LTE HetNet Deployments in South Korea

ARItel Selects AirHop eSON™ for the First LTE HetNet Deployments in South Korea

ARItel Selects AirHop eSON™ for the First LTE HetNet Deployments in South Korea

June 4, 2013. 4:00 AM EDT. Reuters

ARItel to Roll Out LTE Small Cell with Real-Time Interference Management and Capacity Optimization Capability of AirHop eSON Solution

Small Cells World Summit – AirHop Communications, a leading provider of advanced Radio Access Network (RAN) intelligence software, today announced that ARItel Co. LTD has passed LG U+ small cell eNodeB (eNB) benchmarking test (BMT) and has chosen AirHop’s eSON™ advanced self-organized networking (SON) software for its commercial deployments of LTE small cells for Korean operators.

The upcoming deployments by ARItel, a pioneer of LTE small cell solutions, mark the first use of advanced SON in South Korea’s emerging LTE wireless heterogeneous networks (HetNets). Fast-growing mobile data usage has driven the rapid deployment of LTE small cells in South Korea, and ARItel’s small cell systems, powered by AirHop’s eSON™ technology, satisfy operator needs for intelligent self-configuration to reduce operating expenses and real-time optimization to avoid congestion and improve capacity.
By continuously monitoring and optimizing the small cell network at intervals as small as hundreds of milliseconds, eSON™ increases the total network data throughput by 10 percent – 45 percent, and cell edge user data throughput by 10 percent – 30 percent. The client-server-based eSON™ solution provides flexibility and scalability that enables ARItel to easily deploy different types of small cells, including residential, enterprise and public access.

“AirHop provides the best advanced SON solution commercially available today and the only one to offer real-time SON capabilities best suited for LTE HetNet deployments,” said Yong Jeon, Executive Vice President of ARItel. “We are working with Korean operators to deploy our state-of-the-art LTE small cell systems to build a network with high performance, flexibility and scalability.”

“The South Korean mobile market is very advanced and leading the way in building LTE HetNets. Even before they started their LTE small cell rollout, operators are discovering how important it is to have advanced SON in place to make deployment and operation successful, and economically sensible,” said Yan Hui, co-founder and CEO of AirHop. “AirHop’s eSON™ software embedded in ARItel’s eNodeB and SON Server provides a complete client-server solution for HetNet deployments. It is a good validation of our eSON™ solution. We are pleased to work with ARItel and thankful for the hard work of our partner WeGoes.”

The deployment was facilitated by WeGoes, AirHop’s sales partner in Korea.

About AirHop’s eSON™

AirHop’s advanced RAN intelligence solutions manage interference and optimize system capacity in multi-cell and multiple network configurations. AirHop’s eSON™ software suite provides real-time optimization of available radio resources via multi-cell coordination to effectively provide coverage, capacity and quality of service (QoS) for each cell and individual user. This is especially critical in HetNet deployments where a large number of unplanned small cells can exist within a macro-cell. Visit for more information.

About AirHop Communications

Founded in 2007, AirHop is a privately held startup that develops advanced RAN intelligence software critical to the next wave of the mobile Internet. AirHop’s eSON™ products are the first to completely address the installation, operation and performance challenges of multi-layer, small cell deployments. For more information please visit

About ARItel Co., LTD
ARItel is the ETRI’s investing R&D company that is the leading pioneer of 4G LTE small cell solutions for home and enterprise.
ARItel’s product portfolio includes LTE enterprise and home small cell solutions that offer zero-touch provisioning service to customers with LTE eNB and combined HeMS/SON servers. ARItel has the capability to analyze and customize the customer’s network and help the customer achieve cost-down and increase the coverage and capacity of mobile networks. ARItel’s LTE small cell solution creates a complete ready-to-deploy self-organizing LTE small cell network for enterprises with its SON features.
ARItel is a subsidiary company of ETRI and R-TRON based in Seoul, Korea.

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