4G small-cell maker PureWave Networks will unveil its PureWave Constellation, a family of small-cell LTE base stations designed to deliver wireless capacity over a range of several dense city blocks, at the CTIA show this week in New Orleans.

PureWave Constellation base stations also offer operators an array of network-deployment options, including multi-carrier and multi-frequency capability, advanced SON and integrated Wi-Fi options.??

According to PureWave, the base stations support as many as 256 active users, as much as 5 watts of power per antenna, and a scalable and flexible architecture. They also were  designed to blend into their environment: Offered in small but rugged packaging, “they can be mounted virtually anywhere and are designed to simplify the urban permitting process and minimize visual impact,” the company says.??

"The rapidly growing market for 4G small cells is pulling a lot of new vendors into the space," said CEO Don Meiners. "While our competitors are dipping their toes into the small-cell space, we are bringing to market a third-generation family of products that we feel will set the bar for LTE small-cell base stations."

PureWave Constellation small cells will begin field trials in the first quarter in Bands 13 and 14, quickly followed by testing in a wide range of additional frequencies.

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