9360 Small Cells

As part of the Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution comprising the 9360 and 9760 product families, the Alcatel-Lucent 9360 Small Cell family extends 3G W-CDMA  coverage and capacity to hotspots, notspots, and indoor locations. It offers mobile network operators a cost-effective alternative to macro-only deployments for meeting growing coverage and capacity demands. For end user at home, in the office and public venues, small cells improve QoE by providing 5 bar voice service, more reliable data connections, and higher data throughput.

 As a key component of the HetNet, the 9360 Small Cell family boosts cellular signal strength and capacity,  it does this with a wide variety of access points based on the latest technological and design innovations. The 9360 Small Cell product family supports a multi-vendor environment, self-organizing/self-optimizing (SON) capabilities, advanced interference mitigation and intelligent traffic management. At the same time, it also provides end users with a seamless experience between the macro and small cell networks.


  • Improves network capacity, coverage, and performance at a lower TCO than macro-only solutions resulting in an improved customer experience
  • Provides deployment flexibility due to small cells' size and low power; can be placed close to users where capacity and coverage is needed, both indoors or outdoors
  • Maximizes capacity as small cells with optionally integrated Wi-Fi® access points use both licensed and unlicensed spectrum
  • Reduces installation costs as small cells are simple to install, and the service module design enables the adoption of a single installation process across multiple technologies


  • Bundles UTRAN (RNC and Node B) nodes into one unit
  • Easily integrates into an existing 3G network
  • Backhaul connection from the Small Cell is IP over DSL.
  • The use of IP for inter-node links brings economies because such backhaul effectively uses the internet and is therefore much cheaper and simpler to implement than the E1 or T1 circuit-based links used in other architectures
  • Sophisticated capabilities, developed by Bell Labs, allow successful operation on carrier frequencies that are already occupied by other cells in the area
9360 SC
9362 Enterprise Cell v2.29362 Enterprise Cell v2.2
9363 Metro Cell Indoor9363 Metro Cell Indoor
9364 Metro Cell Outdoor9364 Metro Cell Outdoor

Benefits & Features

Simplifies deployment and management of a large volume of small cells

  • The Small Cell Gateway easily integrates with core network – no changes to radio network required
  • TR-069 capabilities automate provisioning, configuration and software upgrades of small cells
  • Self-optimizing network (SON) technology enables small cells to automatically configure themselves to surrounding network

Provides operators with deployment flexibility

  • Same Small Cell Gateway supports multiple types of small cells for all environments
  • Subscriber group control allows operator to control which users may access small cells
  • Supports a wide range of backhaul options, including xDSL, GPON, Wi-Fi® and microwave

Reduces TCO

  • Drives lower TCO backhaul with the gateway flat IP architecture
  • Supports 3GPP Selective IP Traffic Offload (SIPTO) and Local IP Access (LIPA) to offload data traffic directly to the Internet
  • SON technology enables small cells to automatically configure themselves to the surrounding network