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Mobile World Congress 2012

HSPA+ HetNets

Bringing the network closer to the user by adding small cells and leverage HetNets brings the next leap in performance. HSPA+ can make this leap even bigger through small cell range expansion already today—no need to wait for the next standards evolution. As a leader in HSPA+, we are committed to the continued HSPA+ evolution to HSPA+ Advanced, which further enhances HetNets. This live demonstration shows that it isn’t just about adding small cells and that HSPA+ can be configured to boost HetNet performance today, and that HSPA+ Advanced with the Multiflow feature can provide even higher gains in the future. Learn more about HSPA+ here.

LTE Advanced HetNets

Bringing the network closer to the user by adding small cells will bring the next leap in performance. This live demonstration uses our over-the air HetNet network in San Diego to show that the leap can be significantly larger when applying adaptive interference management to HetNets and advanced receiver devices. We will demonstrate early discovery of small cells and range expansion, resulting in higher overall network capacity and improved data rates to all users—all with seamlless mobility. It is not just about adding small cells—iit is about doing it smarter with adaptive resource partitioning and advanced receiver devices. Learn more about LTE Advanced here.


Femtocells are already a success given that the majority of voice and data usage is indoor. This workstation demonstrates two trends in the femtocell area; the incredibly shrinking femtocell—how small can it get?—and new femfemtocell deployment models. The first demo showcases new compelling home zone services using a femtocell powered by Qualcomm’s FSM chipset. But imagine if you could expand the indoor femto also to provide outdoor coverage and into the neighborhood? The second live demo demonstrates the potential of this new expanded deployment model. Learn more about Femtocells here.

Vuforia™ Augmented Reality

The Vuforia (Augmented Reality) demo involves a flat target/game board with 2-inch tall Sesame Street characters. On pointing the Snapdragon-based tablet at the game board and characters, the Sesame Street characters come to life inside a room, instructing the user to interact with the game and characters. This is different than what has been previously demonstrated due to the higher emphasis on education and the use of 3D character recognition. Other demonstrations of Vuforia apps include gaming, interactive media and how-to. Learn more about Vuforia here.

Adaptive Video Streaming: DASH

DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) is an open global standard for multimedia streaming. This work station has two demonstrations: 1) Live, end-to-end DASH system demonstration using commercial-grade network elements from multiple vendors (Akamai, Harmonic and Qualcomm) showing that the technology is commercial ready; 2) Demonstration of how Qualcomm’s streaming manager (embedded in Snapdragon) provides best-in-class video streaming experience in dynamic wireless channels, far superior than other adaptive streaming solutions.