Thursday, 23 November 2017

Virgin Media pitches SCaaS: small cells as a service

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 26 September 12

UK cableco to provide site access, backhaul infrastructure in a bid to solve mobile operators' deployment issues.

Virgin Media on Wednesday pitched its credentials as a small cells as a service (SCaaS) provider that could potentially remove some of the cost and complexity of deploying micro network infrastructure. The new service will see Virgin Media take responsibility for site acquisition, building up an inventory of street furniture suitable for hosting small cells. It then plans to offer these locations to mobile network operators, providing them with the necessary power supply and backhaul connectivity in the form of its fibre network…

Virgin Media on Wednesday pitched its credentials as a small cells as a service (SCaaS) provider that could potentially remove some of the cost and complexity of deploying micro network infrastructure. The new service will see Virgin Media take responsibility for site acquisition, building up an inventory of street furniture suitable for hosting small cells. It then plans to offer these locations to mobile network operators, providing them with the necessary power supply and backhaul connectivity in the form of its fibre network…

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