The small cells industry has been accused of "crying wolf" at its annual industry conference, a sign it shares similar problems with other much-hyped tech that has failed to take off in the expected numbers.
The Small Cell Forum has unveiled Release 5.1 of its industry roadmap, exploring the options for and benefits of virtualising small cell technology.
China Mobile has deployed Nokia Networks' TD-LTE-A small cell solution at a sporting event in Shanghai.
Demand for 4G small cell solutions in urban areas will drive the sector's backhaul market to reach $4 billion (€3.7 billion) by 2020, new research has claimed.
The Small Cell Forum and ETSI's NFV Industry Specificiation Group are working together on a new project exploring the virtualisation of small cells.
More than 10 million small cells have been deployed globally, with a new report from the Small Cells Forum claiming over 75 operators are using the technology.
Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia are amongst the leading players in a small cell site services market that will reach over $5 billion (€4.7 billion) by 2019, a new report has claimed.
Vodafone is deploying new, multi-standard Ericsson small cells in stores in the Netherlands.
Rural and remote areas have been targeted by the Small Cells Forum as it issued its latest guide to the deployment of small cell technology.
Alcatel-Lucent has launched the “world’s first” small cell technology designed specifically for enterprises alongside a new capability for unifying cellular and Wi-Fi signal data.
Ericsson has partnered with engineering giant Skanska to explore ways of improving coverage indoors, as the vendor revealed new TD-LTE tests for its Radio Dot and an LTE trial on the 3.5GHz frequency.
Vodafone and ip.access have launched a range of consumer presence-based services, aimed at retailers and m-commerce companies.
Polish football club Legia Warszawa has become the first team in Europe to sign a small cell as a service contract with Ericsson.
Nokia Networks has unveiled a new look product range with changes to small cells, LTE and RAN products in anticipation of increased data growth.
Ericsson has lifted the lid on several new products targeting next-gen connectivity, including a new 100GE router, a modular radio system architecture and an app optimisation service for operators.
UK operator EE will see its 4G footprint overtake 2G within two years, as it aims to bring LTE-Advanced to 20 cities by 2018 and trials new technology including floating small cells.
Alcatel-Lucent has boosted its small cell portfolio by adding new Compact Metro Cell Outdoor (CMCO) products, which is being trialled by a number of operators.
Wi-Fi offload will overtake cellular data by 2019, a new report has claimed, as operators look to manage traffic more efficiently through small cells.
LTE-A networks that use a mix of both macro and small cell technology covering a range of frequency bands can significantly increase performance and efficiency, Bell Labs has claimed.
Small cells provider ip.access has teamed with Amdocs to accelerate the rollout of small cell technology amongst enterprises.
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