Scalability, ROI and the Business Case for Small Cells: An Editorial Feature Report

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In its latest report, RCR looks at the status of the small cell market from home femtocells to public outdoor small cells, and how the telecom industry is unraveling the challenges of the small cell business case. As operators seek to scale, how does the small cell business case measure up?

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Small cells are finally seeing some much-anticipated momentum, and last year appears to have been a turning point in terms of deployments.

RCR Wireless News spoke with experts across the wireless infrastructure ecosystem for their views on the evolving business case for small cells, including iGR, Mobile Experts, AT&T, Nokia, ip.access, SpiderCloud, Dell’Oro Group, Anritsu, 451 Research, Huawei, CommScope and more .

The report, entitled “Scalability, ROI and the Business Case for Small Cells”, contains insight into the latest market predictions for small cells and how the evolution of small cell equipment and deployment processes are making small cells increasingly financially viable as a network coverage and capacity tool. Small cells are finally seeing a long-anticipated boost in momentum, as network densification begins to take hold in earnest. Whether the strategy involves standalone small cells, consolidated Radio Access Network (RAN) configurations, distributed antenna systems (DAS) or a hybrid approach, densification via small cells is needed as operators struggle to cope with the continuously increasing demands for mobile data.

Small cells struggle in terms of their business case when compared to macro enhancement in outdoors, or Wi-Fi in the home or enterprise. So what is changing that improves the numbers to support small cells’ momentum?

Download this report to learn:

  • The state of the small cell market and overarching trends
  • Factors that play into return on investment in small cell deployments, and how the industry is improving small cell economics
  • How the shared infrastructure model for small cells is expected to progress
  • Why LTE in unlicensed spectrum could be a game-changer for small cell deployments
  • Special sections on how fiber provider Zayo Group and wireless infrastructure provider Crown Castle view the small cell business case
  • Bonus: Supplier guide for wireless infrastructure companies

Watch the complimentary editorial webinar featuring:

  • Kelly Hill, Editor, RCR Wireless News
  • Iain Gillott, President, iGR
  • Dave Mayo, SVP Technology, T-Mobile US
  • Nick Johnson, CTO, ip.access

“Small cells are finally seeing some much-anticipated momentum, and last year appears to have been a turning point in terms of deployments,” said Kelly Hill, editor at RCR Wireless News. “Form factors are getting smaller, equipment costs are coming down, and we’re seeing a better understanding across the industry of how to make this technology workable in terms of network interactions, dealing with regulatory processes and the financial bottom line. Operators are using different types of small cell deployment approaches depending on the use case, but the upshot is that network densification is happening and is expected to only increase from here on out.”

Click here to download the report.

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