PC802 System-on-Chip and 5G NR software to power SOLiD Radio Units
Bristol, UK - November 16, 2022 - Picocom,
the 5G Open RAN baseband semiconductor and software specialist, today announced
that SOLiD, a global leader in cellular in-building
mobile coverage, has selected Picocom silicon and software to power its next generation
of 5G Open RAN Radio Units (O-RUs).
"SOLiD is at the forefront of, and continues to be committed to, being a worldwide
leader in in-building cellular technology. Partnering with Picocom to purchase PC802
devices and license its 5G NR O-RU software gives us the confidence that SOLiD will
maintain the edge over our competition. This agreement will enable us to be competitive
in the ever-evolving Open RAN market with our next-generation O-RUs," said HyunChae
Kim, Vice President at SOLiD.
"It's fantastic to be working with SOLiD, and I'm honoured that our silicon and
software will be at the heart of future SOLiD Open RAN products. This positive news
comes on the eve of PC802's launch anniversary. We're very pleased with the traction
we are seeing and having SOLiD backing us publicly is a testament to that," said
Peter Claydon, President of Picocom.
PC802 is shipping in mass production quantities together with mature software
for Open RAN Distributed Units (O-DU) and Radio Units (O-RU), as well as integrated
small cells. In addition, PC802 supports both 4G LTE and 5G NR.
For more information on Picocom's PC802 5G small cell SoC, visit
For more information on SOLiD, visit solid.com.
Picocom, the 5G open RAN baseband semiconductor
and software specialist, is a semiconductor company that designs and markets open
RAN standard-compliant baseband SoCs and carrier-grade software products for 5G
small cell infrastructure. The company is privately venture capital-funded with
offices in Bristol, UK, and Hangzhou and Beijing, China. Picocom founding members
have extensive experience in leading teams in wireless baseband for infrastructure
For more than twenty years, SOLiD's innovative
distributed antenna systems (DAS) have extended cellular network coverage into the
world's best-known and most challenging venues. The importance of reliable in-building
mobile coverage is hard to overstate. Mobile devices enable practically everything
we do in our business and personal lives. And since 80% of cellular calls originate
inside buildings, in-building mobile coverage is considered the fourth utility,
as important as electricity, water, and HVAC.
Bristol BS1 6NL UK
Posted November 16, 2022