Monthly Archive: June 2014


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...


Release Four from the Small Cell Forum: Opening up opportunities and overcome barriers associated with urban small cells

The last release from the Small Cell Forum was announced at MWC in February 2014. Release Three: Urban Foundations was, by any standards, a wide-ranging and important document. Release Four extends this work to support the industry in opening up opportunities and overcoming the barriers associated with urban Small Cells. This is still a relatively new area for small cell deployment. It’s also a very exciting one, promising much in terms of enhanced services and revenue generation. But it’s also an area that asks a lot of questions of both operators and vendors, many of them highly technical. Hence Release...


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...