With the exponential rise in smartphone technology, consumers are putting mobile operators under pressure to offer:
5G could hold the key. But how can operators pave the way for rolling out the technology so that it meets these expectations?
Mobile operators need to utilise small cell technology and LTE-Advanced features that promote better coordination between macro and small cell networks and more efficient use of spectrum.
The future of mobile is in volume deployments which are highly cost sensitive so traditional rental agreements and planning restrictions will need to be revisited. Work with local councils and site providers to change perceptions about cellular equipment.
To reach an acceptable TCO for small cells (where the cost of sending a Gbyte of data through a small cell network is less than sending the same through a macro network), operators will need to think about the most effective way to share certain elements of their small cells network infrastructure.
If outdoor small cells are to be the capacity work-horses of the future then small cell traffic will need to be backhauled to an aggregation point capable of delivering multiple phase synchronised 10Gbps connections to small cells.
By investing in outdoor small cells MNO’s can achieve the speeds and bandwidth consumers want while achieving significant cost reductions, but there are several things they need to tackle first.
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