Nomor are based in Munich, Germany and specialise in LTE software stacks. Founded in 2004, they are one of the few independent software vendors in this technology. (NoMoR is short for Novel Mobile Radio). The company joined ETSI/3GPP in 2007 and have been at the forefront of demonstrations of the latest standards-compliant LTE features.
Their target market includes LTE femtocell vendors - they do not currently develop HSPA or other technologies. This gives them an advantage because they focus only on LTE, but is less appropriate for dual mode HSPA/LTE products today. Their customers are likely to include those who are making products for so-called metro-femto LTE femtocells (i.e. installed directly by operators in outdoor hotspots) or those networks making a major migration to LTE and where 2G/3G support is not desired (such as CDMA operators).
The company also run a series of LTE training courses, ranging from introductory sessions through to detailed courses on both EPC (Evolved Packet Core, which replaces GPRS elements) and LTE protocols and signalling.
Focussing on LTE protocol stacks since early 2008, the company has sold its stack to at least one unnamed customer to date.
Their partners include MimoOn (who provide a wider range of protocol stacks for femtocells) and Signalion (who provide LTE test mobiles which are commonly used for LTE base station conformance testing). They also appear to be involved in a strategic alliance with Nokia Siemens Networks around LTE research and commercialisation.
Full compliance with the main LTE standards release of March 2009 was announced as quickly as April 2009 .