The progress of the basestation to keep pace with the smart phones is a big cost for the wireless carriers. They have to make the right choices for their investment dollars. It's good to see that Freescale is producing some good solutions for this space.
With the rise of smartphones and other wireless Internet devices using 4G air interfaces, DSPs in basestations are becoming increasingly important. Besides TI and Freescale, other chip makers like LSI Corp., Fujitsu and NEC are also competing, but for the highest speed protocols such as LTE-Advanced and WiMax, however, it looks like TI and Freescale will be leading the pack.