1. Latest small cell news

    1. Network architectures for outdoor small cells

      Network architectures for outdoor small cells

      Small cells are one of the fastest-growing parts of the wireless infrastructure market, with year-over-year shipment growth of at least 50% for the last 16 quarters, according to the analysts at Dell’Oro Group. Carriers deploy small cells indoors and outdoors, and also sell indoor small cells to their customers. The outdoor small cell market is taking off as carriers densify their networks to support 5G.

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    2. Edge computing is essential for real-time and 5G

      Edge computing is essential for real-time and 5G

      Ericsson–and every other telecom infrastructure vendor–are pushing hard to develop the underlying 5G technologies that will support a broad range of applications that leverage the promised ultra high capacity and very low latency promised by the emerging 5G New Radio specification. From hardware to software, a big piece of this is cloud-native design. But, in some cases, transporting data to the cloud isn’t enough. That means compute and processing power has to be moved closer to the end user.

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    3. Tackling Tech: What's a DAS and Why NFL Fans Should Care

      Tackling Tech: What's a DAS and Why NFL Fans Should Care

      Live PFW in Progress Thu., Sep. 21, 2017 11:55 AM to 2:00 PM EDT Go behind the pages of Patriots Football Weekly on their online radio show exclusively on Patriots.com. Send in your questions and comments... Disclaimer The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on Patriots.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the New England Patriots organization, front office staff, coaches and executives.

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    4. Mayors from 5 California cities tell state to keep hands off wireless antennas

      Mayors from 5 California cities tell state to keep hands off wireless antennas

      Local Mayors from 5 California cities tell state to keep hands off wireless antennas By Dominic Fracassa Image 1 of 3 The power amplifier for a small cell is seen on a light pole on Wednesday, February 2, 2017 in San Francisco, Calif. The power amplifier for a small cell is seen on a light pole on Wednesday, February 2, 2017 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle Image 2 of 3 California state Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, introduced the small-cell antenna bill.

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    5. Cheytec Telecommunications announces exciting new partnership with Communication Technology Services

      Cheytec Telecommunications announces exciting new partnership with Communication Technology Services

      Cheytec Telecommunications announces exciting new partnership with Communication Technology Services SAYREVILLE, N.J. Cheytec Telecommunications, a market leader of in-building cellular and wireless connectivity solutions announced an exciting new partnership with Communication Technology Services (CTS), a nationwide infrastructure solutions provider.The partnership welcomes CTS into a new Cheytec program called "Accelerate", under which Cheytec licenses Ericsson and Nokia small cell radio and wireless signaling hardware to end-users for use in Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and other in-building solutions.Cheytec has an extensive real estate portfolio and a unique ability to procure and license the Nokia and Ericsson equipment required to ...

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    6. Verizon pushes FCC for “one-touch” siting reform

      Verizon pushes FCC for “one-touch” siting reform

      Verizon pushes FCC for “one-touch” siting reform 19 SEP 2017 Tweet Verizon renewed its call for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt a “one-touch” approach meant to streamline new infrastructure deployments. According to the operator, a “one-touch make-ready” strategy would provide faster access to utility poles and increase installation efficiency for new small cells and fiber by allowing a single contractor to do all the work.

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    1. SCF's first ever Densification Summit, Mumbai 4 - 5 October

      Densification is the most important trend in mobile network deployment, and few markets are densifying with such dramatic impact as India. With the prospect of subscriber numbers hitting one billion before the end of the decade, operators have no choice but to add capacity and coverage as rapidly and cost-effectively as they can. This is why Small Cell Forum’s first ever Densification Summit, and its first ever event in India, are coinciding on October 4-5 in Mumbai. It is open to members and non-members alike, and the programme will be a packed one, enabling attendees to hear the experiences ...

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    2. SCF Plenary: Partnerships will be vital to India’s mobile future

      The timing couldn’t be better for Small Cell Forum to hold its first major event in India. The global spotlight is on this huge market, as it gears up for its first 5G auctions, and as dense mobile networks take a central role in national wireless broadband plans. Like mobile operators round the world, those in India have to strike the right balance between monetizing their 4G investments and preparing for 5G, and they know that partnerships will be critical to getting the economics right.

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    3. Fragmentation will only be averted if many alliances find common ground

      The success of the mobile industry has been built on global standards, and these will be even more vital to the economics of 5G because of the huge numbers of elements involved. Many millions of small cells, and billions of devices, will need to interoperate to support rising mobile usage and a variety of new use cases. This will involve the work of many industry groups and standards bodies, and many of these will be cooperating to accelerate progress, at Small Cell Forum’s first ever Partners’ Day, in Atlanta, Georgia on July 26.

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