Increasing certainty around what 5G will look like has made 2017 a turning point for small cell investment, according to BT’s Director of Converged Networks, Research and Innovation.
The Small Cell Forum is aiming to tackle hyperdense network architecture, shared spectrum and the Internet of Things with its latest release guide for operators deploying the technology.
The Small Cell Forum is to explore how antenna technology will fit within 5G networks, after plasma silicon technology firm Plasma Antennas joined the organisation.
O2 is spending £80 million to install 1,400 small cells in London by the end of this year, as it looks to improve coverage in the UK's capital.
SpiderCloud has released two new enterprise small cell products, focusing on LTE-U and simplified deployment.
The Small Cell Forum (SCF) has launched a new advisory council comprising hoteliers and real estate companies as it looks to embed the technology at the centre of enterprises.
Telefónica Spain is tapping into small cells to improve in-building quality of service and coverage for residential customers.
O2 and its joint venture with Vodafone, Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd (CTIL), are rolling out a new wireless network featuring Wi-Fi and small cells in the City of London.
Indoor 5G deployments are set to heavily rely on LTE equipment as operators grapple with challenges around cost, analysts have predicted.
Small cell shipments saw 43 percent worldwide growth in 2016 powered by enterprises and public venues, new research has claimed.
Vodafone Netherlands has built a new unified communications solution for its enterprise customers using small cells from NEC.
The Small Cell Forum has released a series of practical working guides to help operators and businesses use densification to power “practicable and profitable” 4G and 5G networks.
Vodafone Turkey has selected NEC to deploy small cells to key venues and business premises to boost its indoor LTE performance in the country.
Three UK is trialling small cells in south west London but its CTO has warned the economics continue to hold the technology back.
Building a viable product ecosystem is critical for the success of MulteFire technology, the Chairman of the Alliance's board has said following the release of its first specification.
Huawei has announced an upgraded version of its LampSite indoor mobile broadband solution, based on its CloudRAN architecture.
Sale of outdoor small cells will grow by an average of 38 percent each year through to 2021, according to new report from ABI Research.
Virtualisation is the latest area the Small Cells Forum has turned its attention to, as its Chair said that telcos' should not be blamed for fragmentation in the move to reach 5G.
Nokia has been named the industry's top small cell vendor in ABI Research's latest scorecard of the sector, thanks to its Alcatel-Lucent takeover and an increasing number of deployments.
Fragmentation is the biggest risk to 5G becoming a success, the Small Cell Forum has claimed, as it launched its first workshop to examine what role the technology will play in future networks.
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