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The wireless community is consistently improving ways to be socially and environmentally responsible. As the demand for the latest wireless technology continues to soar, new technologies are introduced that meet coverage and capacity demands as well as the social responsibilities of the industry. Small cells deployed as an element within an operator’s wireless network are an eco-friendly solution.
Infographic explaining data usage trends and how those are influencing the deployment of small cells (femtocells and picocells).
The small cell market segment is just coming of age and is very dynamic. As a result femtocell and picocell family product naming conventions emerge with inconsistencies between companies because of the sudden segment boom.
The persistent growth in smart phones, wireless applications and mobile videos has lead to an ever increasing volume of data traffic on wireless networks. The resulting network congestion has placed operators under increasing pressure to expand coverage and capacity in order to maintain subscriber service quality levels.
Small Cells Defined:
Small cells are compact wireless base stations that enhance macro network service in high-usage areas by off-loading data capacity and enhancing voice coverage.
Femtocells, enterprise femtocells, picocells and metrocells round out the product offerings.
- Quiz: Would a Small Cell Help?
- Choosing Small Cells, WiFi, DAS or a Combination?
- Why use Small Cells in the Enterprise?