Small Cells: Evolving Network Architecture 2012

  • Dramatic increases in mobile data traffic are driving the evolution of wireless communications networks.
  • Additional spectrum and advances in wireless standards (higher bits/Hz) are necessary and being implemented but are insufficient.
  • Large deployments of base stations will also be required to meet capacity requirements over the next 8-10 years.
  • Wireless network traffic distributions and constraints on site acquisition make the deployment of macro cells ineffective for the next generation of wireless networks.
  • Instead, the majority of network growth will come from the deployment of massive numbers of small, low power cells (pico cells).
  • These new architectures will solve capacity problems but bring their own set of challenges.

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