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ETELM tackles remote and harsh environments with latest 4G linked Picocell base station


ETELM adds new Picocell LTE to 4G Linked family as part of its fully integrated networks concept

Paris, France, 22 March 2017 – ETELM, a leading manufacturer of advanced Mission Critical communications systems, has today announced the launch of its new Picocell LTE base station, which is the latest offering in its 4G Linked portfolio.

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Complementing and fully interoperable with the other products of the family including; LTE Macrocell, TETRA and DMR, as well as other technologies such as WIFI, the new Picocell is part of ETELM’s fully integrated networks solution and has been specifically designed for use in harsh environments and small cell applications. The Picocell is an ideal solution for the energy industry, particularly the nuclear, oil, and gas sectors, and for critical transport infrastructures like rail, metro and airports where reliable communications are key.

“Within environments where there is the possibility of interference and physical exposure to severe conditions, the need for reliable communications for essential services is crucial,” said Pierre Minot, President of ETELM. “Our new Picocell addresses the needs of those operating within such environments and is the perfect solution for LTE coverage in confined areas and localised networks.”

The Picocell base station runs Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Time Division Duplex (TDD) in the 700MHz, 2.6GHz and 3.5GHz frequency bands and benefits from the expertise that ETELM has accumulated over the past 35 years designing and manufacturing radiocommunication infrastructure base stations.

Minot continued: “The Picocell is fully compliant with 3GPP/ETSI Release 13, which is focused on mission critical LTE enhancements. In addition, the low power consumption of the Picocell base station allows for Power over Ethernet (PoE) - ideal for operations in remote and volatile locations where there may be outages or unreliable power supply sources.”

The first deployments of the Picocell base station will begin before the summer.

ETELM is dedicated to offering fully integrated, multi-technology solutions based on internationally recognised communications standards and will be exhibiting at this year’s 5G World in London (13-15 June, 2017). For further information, please visit


ETELM has been a leading manufacturer of advanced Mission Critical communications systems for more than 35 years. Based in Paris, France, ETELM develops and supplies advanced radio communications infrastructure including LTE, TETRA, DMR and Analogue base stations (that can be fully integrated to the LTE Core) along with a range of software applications including network management, dispatcher, voice recorders and gateways to other technologies. ETELM is dedicated to offering fully integrated, multi-technology solutions using industry standard core networking.

ETELM’s 4G Linked portfolio is a range of revolutionary products designed for the radio communications market, linking both Narrowband and Broadband into a single, fully distributed LTE core network. The solution is unique as it enables standard TETRA, DMR, Analogue and P25 base stations to directly connect to the same LTE core network as 4G eNodeB cell equipment, avoiding the need for black boxes or gateways. For further information please visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

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