Small Cell Summit
Dates: October 29, 2012
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Bringing the base station closer to users is theoretically the key to delivering plentiful throughput. With advances in small cell design and HetNet architecture networks are getting even closer to their users. Where do small cells fit in the big picture? What are the key issues that operators need to consider when assessing small cell strategies? This summit will examine these critical questions and more.
As you know, Small Cells can be used to provide in-building and outdoor wireless service within areas as small as 10m in buildings to 2km in rural areas. Mobile operators use them to extend their service coverage and/or increase network capacity.
According to Heavy Reading: “As new radio technologies are developed, Small Cells are becoming a real option for mobile network operators fighting to meet heavy traffic demands.
“But Small Cells are also a complex topic as a great variety of new solutions are appearing on the market. They range from consumer 4G femtocell customer premises equipment (CPE) for residences or enterprises, to sophisticated picocells or compact remote radio units (RRUs) with integrated antennas.”
How big is the Small Cell market? Infonetics forecasts the global Small Cell market to grow rapidly with about 3 million small cells shipping and the market worth about $2.1 billion USD annually by 2016.
Which technologies are set to dominate? How can they help you succeed?