Services for Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets)
Solving the complexities of HetNets
Meeting the challenge of booming mobile data requires Heterogeneous Networks or HetNets: networks that use multiple layers (macro as well as small cells), and multiple technologies (GSM/HSPA/LTE/Wi-Fi).
Yet, building efficient HetNets in complex cityscapes is not easy. For example, radio spectrum often needs to be shared and re-used by different layers of the HetNet. It takes experience and expertise to get it right.
NSN Services for HetNets helps operators manage complexity and deploy the best performing HetNets through a four-phase approach:
Consult: profile traffic hotspots to add capacity only where it is most needed and gain advice on spectrum, traffic steering and capacity expansion strategies for the lowest Total Cost of Ownership.
Plan: upgrade macro, small cells and backhaul in the most efficient manner. Boost performance by placing small cells close to subscribers and avoiding interference.
Deploy: minimize risks and get new sites up and running as quickly as possible
Manage: boost customer experience by ensuring the best performance and inter-working between HetNet layers
- Avoid over-dimensioning with 20% savings on TCO
- Place small cells close to demand, allowing around 20% more users to access the highest data speeds
- Reduce unnecessary handovers by up to 20%, improving network efficiency and boosting customer experience
- Increase revenue by eliminating congestion issues
With its Services for HetNets, Nokia offers the best analysis, forecast and capacity expansion plan for both radio and backhaul. This is complemented by selection of the best small cell sites that will avoid interference with the macro layer, all backed by a comprehensive range of fully integrated solutions for macro, in-building, Wi-Fi and small cells.