Why barriers to small cell sites must be removed

Infonetics Research released excerpts of the findings from its latest global market study of mobile broadband service providers, which provides insights into network operator's current and future plans for outdoor small cells and backhaul. "The challenge is on for small cell operators. They've been scrambling to test and trial a large number of technologies, products, and topologies for outdoor small cells, and they're under growing pressure to make the rubber meet the road -- not only from their technology and operations people, but even their business planners," said...

By David H. Deans, 30 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Networks, Operators, Small Cells.

Big benefits from combining small cells and Wi-Fi

Small cells and Wi-Fi off-load are proven to be the most powerful tools that mobile network operators have to increase data communication capacity for their subscribers. These technologies enable them to meet the demand from a growing number of customers who use smartphones and tablets that are generating rapidly increasing mobile network traffic loads -- due largely to video content consumption. According to the latest market study by Senza Fili, mobile network operators that deploy small cells and Wi-Fi concurrently can reduce their wireless data per-bit costs up to...

By David H. Deans, 23 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Operators, Small Cells, WiFi, Wireless.

The 4G road ahead: Some common denominators for WiMAX and LTE

For a long time, it has been held that WiMAX has a definite and powerful time-to-market advantage over LTE and LTE-Advanced networks. This is because of WiMAX’s maturity as a technology, but also due to its higher readiness to be deployed. On the other hand and despite the many commitments, LTE remains at the trial stage largely.Recent market reports, however, indicate thatWiMAX’s advantage may be short-lived and that WiMAX, despite prospects of growth, will be eventually eclipsed by LTE’s growth, which is projected to take an exponential at the time of writing this article.More generally speaking, both...

By Alex Wanda, 14 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: LTE, Operators, Small Cells.