Last updated on April 23, 2014 at 17:33 EDT

ASOCS and CMCC Team up to Deliver Mass Market High, Commercially Viable C-RAN Solutions

February 25, 2013

BEIJING and JERUSALEM, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

ASOCS Ltd, a Silicon IP provider of Software Defined Radio solutions and CMRI,
Research Institute of CMCC Ltd. (NYSE: CHL; HKEx: 0941), the world’s largest Mobile
Operator, announced today the signing of a strategic memorandum of understanding for the
joint development, commercialization, testing and deployment of large-scale baseband
processing units for China Mobile’s next generation Cloud-RAN network.

Earlier trials undertaken by leading mobile operators, identified the bottleneck of
Centralized Base-band Units (“BBU”), consisting of general purpose CPU (“CPU”) to perform
massive and concurrent baseband calculations in cost and power efficient manner. The
solution was to introduce significant offloading capabilities of such calculations with
highly specialized Modem Processing Units (“MPU”).

Today there is a growing understanding in the industry that such MPU should support a
wide range of system partitioning, topologies and real time system performance, including
large scale Collaborative Multi-point communications (“CoMP”) and massive MIMO.

Moreover, since communication algorithms are evolving over time, and since the C-RAN
concept provisions on-the-fly reconfiguration of the BBU to support a variety of mobile
communication standards, an MPU solution which is re-configurable at runtime has a great
advantage over traditional hard-wired designs.

ASOCS Software Defined Radio (“SDR”) based ModemX architecture is ideally positioned
for this task, allowing for optimal CPU-MPU partitioning while offering cost- and
power-efficient solution, coupled with massive processing capacity.

“C-RAN is the green radio access network initiated by China Mobile with the aim of
large capacity, low cost and high power efficiency,” said Dr. Chihlin I, chief scientist
of CMRI. “We believe that by collaborating with ASOCS, Network Equipment Vendors will be
able to accelerate and optimize their development of high capacity Cloud Ran systems. The
goal of CMRI is to realize C-RAN by closely co-operating with key stakeholders in the

“ASOCS is pleased to take part in the development of a crucial element in the C-RAN
overall solution by closely collaborating with CMRI,” said Gilad Garon, CEO and Founder of
ASOCS. “ASOCS Silicon IP Modem Processing Unit (MPU), implemented on our Software Defined
Radio platform is ideally suited for massive processing of baseband pool of any current
and future cellular technology and is yet more proof of ASOCS’ long-term strategy based on
its groundbreaking ModemX technology,” he added.


ASOCS develops and licenses plurality of software-defined modems for mobile, wireless
and broadband communication, based on its Heterogeneous Many core array – ModemX is
suitable for all current and future modem requirements. ASOCS CR2100 Modem Processing Unit
(MPU) Silicon IP enables the highest possible capacity of Base-band Unit for C-RAN, as
well as other wireless infrastructure cells from small to macro and beyond. ASOCS
solutions cover a variety of mobile solutions, both for terminals and mobile network
infrastructure, as well as other wireless and broadband standards. For more information,
visit: http://www.asocstech.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The
forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, information
regarding ASOCS and China Mobile’s collaboration, the ability to successfully develop
C-RAN as currently anticipated, and China Mobile expectation for the demand of future or
new products, technologies, and services.

About CMCC

CMCC is the World’s biggest Mobile Operator with close to 700 Million subscribers. For
more information, visit: http://www.chinamobileltd.com


        CMCC/CMRI - http://www.chinamobileltd.com/en/global/home.php
        Press Contact: Duanran duanran@chinamobile.com
        Tel: +86-15801696688 ext.33611

        ASOCS - http://www.asocstech.com
        Press Contact: Paz Saad, paz@asocstech.com
        Tel: +972-3-901-2090


Source: PR Newswire