Qualcomm has acquired DesignArt Networks, based in Ra’anana, Israel, a company that specializes in small cell modem and system design for cellular base stations and high-speed wireless backhaul infrastructure. The company’s technology also offers integrated line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight wireless backhaul to reduce the cost of outdoor small cell deployments.
With the acquisition, Qualcomm has added the DesignArt LTE and backhaul solutions to its portfolio of small cell base station technologies and Wi-Fi, Ethernet and passive optical networking connectivity solutions so its customers can benefit from the integration of small cell and Wi-Fi technologies with wireless and wireline backhaul options.
According to Craig Barratt, president of Qualcomm Atheros, in a press release, “DesignArt and its products will enhance and accelerate our initiatives to drive increased capacity and coverage in mobile networks. Operators can significantly improve user experience across residential, enterprise and outdoor networks given the greater network efficiencies derived by implementing small cells and heterogeneous networks.”