Monthly Archive: February 2018

Latest small cell deployment forecast puts neutral host strategies in spotlight

Nick Johnson, Chief Technology Officer, ip.access With MWC finally upon us, the commercial reality of the telecoms industry has rarely been more firmly in the spotlight. With the ongoing drumbeat behind 5G there are big questions being asked about the business models that will make 5G networks viable. Nowhere is that question more pronounced than when it comes to small cells. Small cells will be crucial to any 5G future, and at the end of December the Small Cell Forum put out its latest forecast which suggests that small cell deployments could go past 11 million units by 2025. The...