Sale of outdoor small cells will grow by an average of 38 percent each year through to 2021, according to new report from ABI Research.
Virtualisation is the latest area the Small Cells Forum has turned its attention to, as its Chair said that telcos' should not be blamed for fragmentation in the move to reach 5G.
Nokia has been named the industry's top small cell vendor in ABI Research's latest scorecard of the sector, thanks to its Alcatel-Lucent takeover and an increasing number of deployments.
Fragmentation is the biggest risk to 5G becoming a success, the Small Cell Forum has claimed, as it launched its first workshop to examine what role the technology will play in future networks.
Nokia is hoping operators will "drop and forget" about small cells after launching a new kind of standalone self-powered unit.
Security has become the must have feature for small cells, a new report has claimed, as operators look to battle the increased frequency and severity of breaches.
Telekom Austria Group's domestic subsidiary A1 has trialled small cells at the Wiener Wiesn Festival to provide connectivity for more than 300,000 visitors.
Nokia is aiming to boost the performance of its small cells and make them easier to deploy, after it introduced new features to its Flexi Zone portfolio of products.
Increasing support for unlicensed spectrum technologies, including LTE-LAA and Wi-Fi, will help the global indoor small cell market achieve revenues of $1.8 billion in 2021, according to ABI Research.
Small Cell Forum has appointed AT&T executive David Orloff as its new Chair.
Ericsson has completed an extended lab trial of LTE-based train management services, simulating railway speeds of 200 kilometres per hour.
Operators are not doing enough to connect rural areas, ABI Research has claimed, with limited spend on small cell backhaul leading to communities falling further behind.
Increasing outdoor small cell deployments from next year will lead to the backhaul market for the sector having a compound annual growth rate of 80 percent between now and 2020, new research has claimed.
Cisco and Neul have joined the Multefire Alliance, as members gear up to release a specification for the "LTE like" technology during the fourth quarter of 2016.
Backhaul and power remain the biggest obstacles for deploying small cells outdoors, the CTIO of Tele2 Estonia has claimed.
The reluctance of European operators to deploy small cells has forced vendors to think more intelligently about their solutions, a Nokia executive has said.
Dark fibre is essential for operators to deliver on the promise of HetNet and small cells-based networks, the CTO of O2 UK has claimed.
Legendary baseball coach Yogi Berra's famous quote that 'it's deja vu all over again' springs to mind when considering the European small cell market. Every year we are on the cusp of growth. It doesn't transpire and 12 months later the same predictions emerge.
UK operators face unique challenges in deploying small cells, the CTO of O2 UK has claimed.
Device compatibility is the biggest obstacle facing the mass adoption of MuLTEfire technology, SCWS World has heard.
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