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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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    5. LTE and the backhaul challenge

      LTE and the backhaul challenge
      Home » News & Analysis » January 12, 2012 Written by Dawinderpal Sahota * Print Print * Email Email LTE networks need big pipes for backhaul as well LTE mobile broadband has already been rolled out in some markets and is on the verge of deployment in many more, but as data consumption grows, a challenge that will face operators is how to backhaul their LTE networks. Without enough backhaul capacity for their networks, network customer
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    6. Small cells to provide 2G, 3G and 4G access in one solution

      Small cells to provide 2G, 3G and 4G access in one solution
      Small cells to provide 2G, 3G and 4G access in one solutionTelecoms.com (blog)Small cell vendor IP Access has unveiled an offering which provides mobile operators with a single converged 2G and 3G small cell Radio Access Network. The firm also plans to add LTE capability to the nanoConverge infrastructure next year. ...and more »
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    7. Femto competition driving free offerings

      Femto competition driving free offerings
      Telecoms.com (blog)Femto competition driving free offeringsTelecoms.com (blog)“We are seeing evidence that once one operator deploys femtocells in a market there is strong pressure on its competitors to offer a rival service. This competition is in turn starting to drive free femtocell offers as operators look to differentiate ...and more »
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    8. Small cell start-up challenges femto vendors » telecoms.com – telecoms industry news, analysis and opinion

      Small cell start-up challenges femto vendors » telecoms.com – telecoms industry news, analysis and opinion
      US network technology startup SpiderCloud, which has developed a miniature 3G RAN, says it has solved the problem of in-building offload for enterprise use in commercial 3G cellular networks. The firm’s CEO, former Flarion exec Mike Gallagher, told Telecoms.com that none of the femtocell solutions on the market can compete with his firm’s new solution, and said he was prepared to have a “bake-off” with any vendor that claimed to have a product that could deliver the same performance. SpiderCloud
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