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Updated:November 6, 2013
® Universal Small Cell (USC) 7330 is an indoor small cell that provides Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) coverage and capacity to public areas where macro networks cannot do so cost-effectively. These locations range from venues for indoor events requiring high-density service to concourse spaces, such as shopping malls, airports, and stations that are characterized by sudden surges in demand. Users in these locations require high data throughput as a viable complement to Wi-Fi and also need good coverage across the public space. In addition to transforming the mobile experience and helping service providers cope with challenging congestion conditions, the Cisco USC 7330 reduces network costs through intelligent policy-based operation, by making use of commodity in-building backhaul.
Figure 1. Cisco USC 7330
Features and Benefits
Systems deployed in busy metro areas must be able to meet the high demands created when many users generate bursty traffic, along with the associated signaling. Cisco has developed features and algorithms that allow small cells to self-adjust to these demands, optimizing coverage and capacity to provide sustainable service.
For busy small cells interacting with the existing macro network, mobile operators demand key performance indicators (KPIs) to match those of the macro network. The Cisco USC 7330 (Figure 1) is a highly available device designed to provide up to 99.999 percent availability in high-traffic environments, using commercially proven software enhancements to maximize cell uptime. In common with all Cisco small cells, the Cisco USC 7330 offers fully automated real-time interference management, which is further enhanced using self-organizing network (SON) techniques for multicell clusters.
Low-cost scalability, maintenance and new service delivery are provided by the Cisco Universal Small Cell (USC) Cloud Base lifecycle management system, which is dedicated to small cell deployments. The result is a compelling combination of flexible capacity and coverage with a low total cost of ownership (TCO) for a network that can be deployed quickly and easily.
• Support for Evolved High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA+)
• High-availability software
• Allocation of 3G coverage and capacity
• Support for up to 16 active 3G users
• Fully-automated, macro-aware, real-time radio interference management and self-configuration
• SON support for multicell deployments, with no local enterprise small cell gateway needed
• Cisco USC Cloud Base software automation and lifecycle management systems that simplify installation, reduce TCO, and accelerate rollout
Table 1 lists the detailed product specifications for the Cisco USC 7330.
Table 1. Product Specifications
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) 5.76 Mbps
HSDPA Cat 5-10 and 12-14
16 active users
Bands 1, or 2/5
Maximum transmit power
1 x 24 dBm (250 mW)
Core network interface
Wall or desk-mount design
Network connection security: IPsec
Device security and authentication: Certificate
Air interface ciphering and integrity: f8/UEA1 and f9/UIA1
Network Time Protocol (NTP), GPS, and macro sniff
GPS and CellID
Broadband Forum TR-069 and TR-196
100BASE-T and 1000BASE-T Ethernet, electrical
240 and 110V AC
0 to 40ºC (32 to 104 ºF)
Less than 520 g
(W x H x D) 182 mm x 184 mm x 38 mm (excluding mounting plate)
The software for the Cisco USC 7330 is only licensed by Cisco to service providers and others that have the rights and authority to deploy and radiate in the licensed spectrum bands.
The Cisco USC 7330 is available for sale to service providers that have WCDMA, HSPA, and HSPA+ technology and spectrum assets in 3G Band 1 (2100 MHz) or Bands 2 or 5 (1900 or 850 MHz). To place an order, visit the
Cisco Ordering homepage. To download software, visit the
Cisco Software Center. For part numbers, refer to Table 2.
Table 2. Product Part Numbers
Cisco Universal Small Cell 7330 (EU Version)
3G Standalone Band 1; 250 mW 1x1 SISO; Base Load, Open Access, HSDPA+ ready, High Data Mobility ready, GPS
Cisco Universal Small Cell 7330 (USA Version)
3G Standalone Band 2/5; 250 mW 1x1 SISO; Base Load, Open Access, HSDPA+ ready, High Data Mobility ready, GPS
WCDMA Base Load
USC 7000 Base Load 16 users, 3G, 250 mW, Open mode, HSPA, enhanced mobility, 3GPP R8
WCDMA Hand In
Hand in on Iuh network
WCDMA Cell Broadcast PWS
Debug mode for USC7000 3G (Maximum 5 USC7xxx allowed) - priced per FAP
WCDMA Technician API
Technician GUI API
WCDMA IRAT to LTE
4G IRAT support for 3G cell
CloudBase USC 7000 3G Activation
WCDMA SW Delivery
USC 7000 3G Software delivery via CloudBase for Upgrades
Table 3 lists the system requirements needed for successful deployment of the Cisco USC 7330.
Table 3. System Requirements
Standards-based Iuh Home Node B gateway (HNB-GW), usually through a secure gateway (SeGW) to terminate IPSec, for communication with existing 3G core network using Iu interfaces (This HNB-GW can be separately provided by Cisco as functionality available on Cisco ASR 5000 Series products.)
TR-069-compliant management system to manage the hardware and Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) capabilities of the product.
Ships with a power block to convert from AC power to DC, which requires 240 or 110V AC mains power supply.
Suitable backhaul to handle WCDMA HSPA traffic.
Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty
The Cisco USC 7330 includes one year limited hardware warranty with a 30 day return for repair. More detailed warranty information is available on Cisco.com at the
Product Warranties page.
The Cisco USC 7330 is available for sale to service providers that have WCDMA, HSPA, and HSPA+ technology and spectrum assets in the 3G Bands 1 (2100 MHz) or 2/5 (1900 or 850 MHz). For part numbers, refer to Table 1.
Cisco Small Cell Services
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The Cisco Services team delivers comprehensive support, encompassing the service provider's full network lifecycle. Through a lifecycle approach to services, Cisco has developed consistent and proven methodologies to help service providers successfully design and deliver new service offerings. These services are customized to an operator's needs and are delivered through an extensive global support infrastructure, which includes the award-winning Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC), Cisco Services resources, Centers of Excellence, small cell interoperability testing (IOT) and system verification test (SVT) labs, and ecosystem partners.