Category: Small Cells World Summit

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Enhancing indoor coverage: The spectrum sharing opportunity

Over recent years, mobile operators have faced falling or flat lining revenues, while the demand for enhanced indoor cellular coverage and data capacity has continued to grow at an unprecedented rate. Operators’ struggles to deal with these twin challenges are directly impacting businesses. A Nemertes survey revealed that a staggering 94% of businesses globally agree that the quality of cellular coverage affects their business in some way. However, what’s even more concerning is that the same survey found that 45% of those businesses are seriously frustrated with their mobile voice quality. These frustrations mean that business owners are increasingly prepared...

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Small Cells in a Big Venue.

Last year, the Small Cell World Summit crammed into the Hilton Metropole in central London, and you could hear the place creaking at the seams.  “We’re gonna need a bigger boat”, said Carole, and moved us all this year to the banks of the Albert Dock, far away in the Mysterious East of London.  Alongside the big boat, there’s an even bigger conference venue – the ExCel – big enough to host three parallel small cell conferences and an ad-hoc session of the Small Cell Forum. It was the occasion for the launch of our Presence Cell – a new...

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ip.access small cells deployed by humanitarian aid workers to save lives and support survivors

When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013, killing more than 6,000 people and wreaking widespread devastation, a small cell system developed by ip.access, Private Mobile Networks (PMN) and TLC Solutions (TLC) restored vital communications in some of the worst affected areas of the country in the early aftermath of the disaster. This was invaluable in helping humanitarian aid workers to save lives and support survivors. The small cell system is part of the Pre-Positioned Expeditionary Assistance Kit (PEAK) that the U.S. Department of Defense deploys in humanitarian aid and disaster relief situations. “It is important that small cells...

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Small Cells World Summit 2014

This year’s Small Cells World Summit was in a  different league from previous years for a number of reasons. From a show perspective it was held at the ExCeL in London, as opposed to a Hotel in Central London, but more importantly it was co-located with the Small Cells Backhaul Summit and Carrier Wi-Fi, which widened the breath of reach and introduced some new players in the exhibition hall. This made the whole event much more varied, yet still focused on the Small cells and the wider ecosystem.  An interesting new addition to the structure of the event was how...