Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Factoring in the femtocell

By Ian Goetz, Aircom
Monday 06 July 09

When it comes to the deployment of micro base station technology, operators face a number of new challenges in the network planning and management.

The femtocell has arrived at exactly the right time, and in the fluid world of mobile communications that's quite an accomplishment. With over 4 billion connections worldwide, 6 billion predicted by 2013*, and a massive rise in the uptake of data services over mobile broadband, operators are under intense pressure to extend both coverage and capacity to cope with demand. Femtocells enable mobile operators to extend their coverage at a significantly lower cost than upgrading their macro networks. The technology will also play an important role in the rollout of HSPA…

The femtocell has arrived at exactly the right time, and in the fluid world of mobile communications that's quite an accomplishment. With over 4 billion connections worldwide, 6 billion predicted by 2013*, and a massive rise in the uptake of data services over mobile broadband, operators are under intense pressure to extend both coverage and capacity to cope with demand. Femtocells enable mobile operators to extend their coverage at a significantly lower cost than upgrading their macro networks. The technology will also play an important role in the rollout of HSPA…

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