Intel (INTC) has never been a major player in the mobile base station processor space; the...

|About: Intel Corporation (INTC)|By:, SA News Editor

Intel (INTC) has never been a major player in the mobile base station processor space; the market has been dominated by QCOM, TXN, FSL, and several network processor specialists. But an initiative called Cloud-RAN, in which base station processing is shifted to data centers, could give Intel a foothold. In Intel's vision of Cloud-RAN, its Xeon CPUs would handle the processing, rather than specialized chips.