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    1. Operators acknowledge need for small cells in future » telecoms.com – telecoms industry news, analysis and opinion

      Operators acknowledge need for small cells in future » telecoms.com – telecoms industry news, analysis and opinion

      Almost all operators (98 per cent) believe that small cells are essential for the future of their networks, according to a report from Informa Telecoms and Media. The research firm’s quarterly small-cell market status report also highlights significant new technological progress with operators announcing major public access deployments and the first dual-mode LTE/3G devices.

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    2. Virgin's hosted small cell offering must accommodate MNO's to win business

      The newly-announced small cell hosting service from Virgin Media Business, dubbed Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) by the company, is designed to address some of the mobile operators’ key concerns about small cell deployments – in particular with regard to site acquisition and backhaul. But the UK cable provider admits that its talks with potential operator customers still have some way to go before any contracts are likely to be inked. Virgin wants to facilitate the roll out of metrocell networ
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    3. Public access small cells to overtake macro says report

      Public access small cells to overtake macro says report
      Public access small cells will outnumber macro cells by Q4 2012, according to a report from Informa Telecoms & Media. The study highlights that Korean operator SK Telecom has successfully started rolling out the world’s first LTE small cell deployment, while AT&T, Sprint and China mobile have made commitment to 3G small cell roll-outs. Verizon Wireless has also announced its intention to launch LTE public access small cells, while Sprint has said it will roll out LTE designs at the end of the ye
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    4. O2 UK: “We will run out of spectrum by 2014”

      O2 UK: “We will run out of spectrum by 2014”

      Mobile operator O2 UK has revealed that it expects to run out of spectrum on its macro cell layer around 2014. Speaking at a round table briefing hosted by the Small Cells Forum, Telefonica UK’s chief radio engineer Robert Joyce said that, “As we see it, with the increasing demand from tablets and smartphones the macro cell will not be able to cope. We can take the macro cell grid to eight times its current capacity and then we’ll run out of spectrum.”

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