Following its successful MWC 2022 in-person event, Picocom was pleased to once again participate at Mobile World Congress, 27 February – 2 March 2023 in Barcelona, this time with its first-ever exhibitor booth.

Located in Hall 5 (5I32), Picocom exhibited its award-winning PC802 – a purpose-designed PHY SoC for 5GNR/LTE small cell disaggregated and integrated RAN architectures.

Customers, prospects and partners met with Picocom to see PC802 in action and discover the benefits of the 5G Open RAN baseband SoC optimised for disaggregated small cells.

Picocom’s MWC Barcelona 2023 highlights…

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Peter Claydon, Picocom President, talks with Keith Dyer, TMN Editor, about the growing number of customer wins and how Picocom is expanding the Open RAN ecosystem from the MWC show floor in Barcelona.


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Peter Claydon, President at Picocom, discusses with Sean Kinney, Editor at RCR Wireless News, the interesting developments in 5G over the past 12 months, the challenges that operators are having to navigate and the trends that Picocom are tracking, as well as highlighting the benefits of Picocom technology and its customer success showcased on the MWC booth.

Demo: PC802 Integrated Small Cell end-to-end demo

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This demo shows an integrated small cell with (2T2R, gNB, TDD) 100MHz with Picocom PC802 and NR PHY, running on a PC802 Small Cell Board with integrated ADI transceiver (ADRV9029), and Radisys Connect RAN 5G CU/DU running on the onboard NXP NPU (NXP LS1046).

Demo: ORAN 7.2 end-to-end demo with O-DU PC802 ORANIC

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This demo shows end-to-end capability in an O-RAN Alliance split 7.2 architecture, using Picocom’s award-winning PC802 ORANIC in-line PHY/NIC card in an O-DU, with Radisys Connect RAN 5G stack software and commercial UE. It formed part of the O-RAN Alliance member MWC 2023 demos.

Demonstration of PC802 4G/5G Dual Mode PHY Software Solution

Featured: Antevia Networks

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Delegates learned about how Antevia Networks’ approach to 5G in-building private networks revolutionises the RAN design, which improves coverage, capacity and service robustness whilst keeping the costs low enough to make it affordable for enterprise.

Showcase: Customer Product Display

Picocom was proud to showcase an array of ‘Picocom Powered’ customer products from Accton, Antevia Networks, BONC, Ecochip, KiwiCT, Newugroup, Vavitel, Wifo and ZKW. It was great to have the opportunity to showcase the innovative technology on display and talk with delegates about how PC802 can power their products.

Panel: MWC 5G Futures Summit

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Picocom Chief Solutions Architect Dr Doug Pulley participated in a panel session at the MWC Barcelona 5G Futures Summit on ‘Driving Supply Chain Resiliency for Open RAN Development.


News: AttoCore’s Atto5GC Mobile Core Software features in Picocom’s demos

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AttoCore is providing its Atto5GC Mobile Core Software to support Picocom’s product development, testing and marketing activities. Atto5GC is 5G Release 16, SA; and can be delivered as a compact installation to run on COTS servers or very small appliances.


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