Market Overview

Huawei Selects Broadcom's Small Cell Baseband Processor Technology


Gives Mobile Operators Improved 3G Cellular Network Capacity and Coverage at Lower Costs


News Highlights:

  • Accelerates deployment of small cells for residential and large enterprise outdoor hot spots
  • Achieves HSPA+ data rates while lowering power, size and cost

Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that Huawei, a leading global information and communication (ICT) solutions provider, has chosen Broadcom's Small Cell Baseband Processor family of solutions for WCDMA small cell access point deployments. Huawei chose Broadcom's solution for its advanced performance, while lowering power and costs, to accelerate the deployment of small cells. Visit to learn more. 

Huawei has incorporated the Broadcom BCM61670 family inside its small cell product line of the ePicoxx series. The ePicoxx series is an important building block in Huawei's small cell solutions. The products provide indoor and outdoor solutions, enabling carriers to increase both coverage and capacity for 3G networks. In a typical deployment scenario, the ePico3802B will improve indoor 3G coverage and capacity for large enterprises and is able to offload traffic from the macro network. The ePicoxx product line utilizes the high performance of the BCM61670 family to support HSPA+ rates along with a very large number of users.

With a large number of E2E deployments in the field, Huawei is a technology leader supporting advanced features such as HetNet, zero touch installation for easy deployment and SON/Self-configuration. Those advanced features are supported by Broadcom's BCM61670 family.

Key Features:

  • Broadcom's BCM61670 3G Small Cell Baseband Processor family covers a range of deployments including residential, large enterprise and outdoor small cell installations. Key features include:
    • HSPA+ data rate performance
    • Supports a large number of 3G users
    • Less than 1.5W power consumption
    • HetNet, SON/self-configuration and flexible backhaul interface
    • TPM- compatible secured platform
    • Optimized L1 performance along with L2 data path acceleration
    • Support for advanced features including diversity and soft-handover


Liu Ju, General Manager for Small Cell PDT, Wireless Network BU, Huawei

"The small cell market is a very important part of Huawei's mobile broadband strategy and will help operators reach long-term success. We chose Broadcom's small cell solution to bring the same macro network user experience to mobile broadband, achieving high data rates at lower power and cost."

Greg Fischer, Broadcom's Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access

"We are pleased to work with Huawei to offer carriers a complete system that supports HSPA+ data rates while providing significant size, power and cost savings, ushering in increased 3G capacity and coverage. This solution underscores our commitment to meet the growing carrier and consumer demand for higher performing mobile broadband services."

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to

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