Indoor small cells have come a long way since the early femtocell ‘all-in-one’ designs. Initial large-scale deployments had interference and manageability problems, and overall offered poor service quality for users. New solutions deliver increased intelligence to automatically manage small-cell and macrocell interference, monitor service levels and provide centralised management options that can support up to 100 000 users.
- discusses the key features of small-cell solutions for large indoor venues and sites
- assesses the challenges that these installations face
- considers how the components of large-scale indoor small-cell solutions are connected together into a system and how they are managed
- outlines the features and services that indoor small-cell solutions can support
This report analyses small-cell solutions for large-scale indoor venues. These solutions address coverage and capacity requirements, and support local services and monetisation opportunities.
The report also provides recommendations for small-cell network equipment vendors. It is based on several sources:
- This internal research including our small-cell forecasts and our analysis of consumer smartphone usage
- Interviews with stakeholders in the small-cell market including representatives from Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia and SpiderCloud.
Key Questions Answered in the Report
What are the key features of a large indoor/venue small cell solution?
What are the challenges for these installations?
What are the components of large-scale indoor small-cell solutions, how are these components connected together into a system and how are
What other features or services can be supported by indoor small-cell solutions?
Who Should Read this Report
- Executives in vendors’ CTO and marketing offices, because this report provides a competitive review of key solutions for the large building/venue market, which is expected to grow significantly in the next 3 years.
- Third-party small-cell providers and public infrastructure owners, because the report looks at the requirements and challenges, which may provide a competitive differentiator to companies that can target these areas.
- Executives in operators’ CTO offices who are responsible for network technology and solution evaluation because this report provides a comparison of leading solutions as well as an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of these solutions.
Indoor Small-Cell Requirements
Indoor Small-Cell Challenges
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