Posts Tagged ‘Femtocells’
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It probably comes as little surprise that most employees today expect on-the-spot mobile data accessibility and anywhere voice service to enhance their work productivity both at their desk and throughout an office. In response, IT teams are searching for the best approach to support this trend and provide the highest quality, in-building service available for a reasonable cost. Small cells have emerged as a breakthrough solution.
Infographic explaining data usage trends and how those are influencing the deployment of small cells (femtocells and picocells).
The wideband nature of the LTE air interface has a more pronounced effect on performance characteristics compared to transitional narrow band cellular systems. It is important to get a feel for the key characteristics which could have a significant influence on the deployment planning of a wideband LTE system.
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?