Small cell technology is a promising solution to the massive surge in data traffic across the globe. Considered a key deployment model for offloading the congested macrocell network, it also helps ensure better coverage to network dead zones.
Several small cell trends have been emerging recently, such as the rise of non-residential small cells and integration with Wi-Fi. The decision as to which deployment model to opt for will depend on understanding all of the benefits and challenges of this technology and ways to ensure the efficient roll out.
This white paper covers:
- Overview of small cells
- Emergence of LTE small cells, HetNets and carrier Wi-Fi
- Industry trends and challenges
- Efficient integration of small cells into macrocell networks