LTE is revolutionizing the mobile experience. Mobile users can now enjoy ultrafast speeds on the move, letting them download, stream, upload photos and play games anywhere, any time. LTE also gives mobile operators a world of new possibilities, with new ultrafast speeds offering them a direct route to new revenues and subscribers – but deploying LTE now is crucial. Read More
Backhaul is a vital element in delivering the increased capacity and coverage offered by small cell technologies. The connection between small cell nodes and the operator’s core network supports the effectiveness of the small cells and ensures a great customer experience. Read More
Regulatory & Planning
To deploy small cell technologies successfully means working with local administrators and municipalities to tick all the necessary compliance boxes. Building permissions, traditional and non-traditional sites, spectrum licensing, health and safety regulations, licenses and fee requirements must all be factored in to deployment planning. Get regulatory and planning issues right at the start and avoid bigger problems further down the line. Read More
Outdoor Metro Cells
Outdoor metro cells in urban environments add network capacity to improve the customer experience – faster email delivery, better video streaming, and great internet surfing. When used in rural locations, they help to boost mobile network coverage removing rural ‘notspots’ where macro cells are cost-prohibitive and traditional mobile masts and towers damage the landscape. Read More
Indoor Metro Cells
Buildings of made of steel, glass and concrete typically have high levels of attenuation, preventing macrocells reaching deep inside. Indoor metro cells bring the power of the network inside. They utilize existing broadband connectivity for backhaul to the core network and they can integrate with local Wi-Fi. Read More
Enterprise small cells bring enhanced mobile coverage and dedicated network capacity to offices, factories, shops and hotels. They are small, unobtrusive, low-power devices that operators can use to bring the network to in-building locations. Supporting up to 32 simultaneous calls, enterprise cells deliver seamless coverage to buildings where the mobile signal is poor. Read More
Macrocells are the mainstay of the mobile network, delivering wide area coverage to the largest number of users. However they can present cost and site selection challenges to operators. Radio interference and topography can impact the coverage and capacity macrocells can deliver, risking leaving some users with little or no service within a cell. Read More
Home Cells bring 5-bar mobile network coverage into the home. Easy to install, they are self-configuring and utilize domestic broadband connections. Residential Home Cells, also called femtocells, are capable of supporting up to 8 users at a time within a range of around 10 meters. Home cells are a great way of enabling operators to extend service coverage to indoor locations. Read More
Mobile network operators that want to deploy LTE now want to do so on their own terms; they want to roll out ultrafast mobile broadband safe in the knowledge that one vendor’s solution will work efficiently with another, while delivering the high level of service that subscribers expect. Standards-based networks can help to drive down...
A number of our recent Wilson Street blogs have focused on the many technical and business case elements of LTE – faster speeds, a higher performing network, enhanced user experience, greater capacity and so on – but there is also a compelling financial imperative for making the move to LTE now. The demand for LTE is in...
In our past couple of LTE blogs and infographics we’ve established that those mobile network operators who deploy LTE the fastest are those who begin reaping the benefits before their competitors. New LTE-enabled services are driving new revenues, existing customers using more data, new customers signing up to your new ultrafast mobile broadband offering –...
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