Small Cells deliver cost-effective capacity and coverage, indoors and outdoors, and are key to network innovation
As data traffic rises and subscribers’ performance expectations grow, supplementing macro networks with small cells is an effective way to provide coverage and capacity indoors and outdoors, in the public space, enterprises and in homes. In addition, small cells deployed in strategic areas are the perfect vehicles to bring network innovation such as value-adding applications, local contextual applications and IoT services.
Yet it can be challenging to deal with the higher control traffic, interference between the macro and small cell networks and backhaul challenges that deploying small cell brings. HetNets are also far more complex than traditional macro only networks, so automating many of the conventional manual and network optimization processes will be essential.
Nokia’s comprehensive range of products and services can help you to meet these challenges and make the most of the opportunities of small cells.
How can you prepare for the future heterogeneous network?
- Provide easily scalable solutions to meet changing capacity needs
- Offer services to ensure the right investments for the right network
- Find the best solutions for both public indoor and enterprise use
Small cell deployments: you don’t have to learn the hard way
Read our discussion paper that provides an insight into the practical challenges of deploying small cells and how to solve them.
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