Tele2 Netherlands has deployed small cells in its flagship Amsterdam store, with plans to roll them out to outdoor hotspots and key indoor locations.
The operator has worked with Nokia on the project after trialling the vendor’s LTE small cell products. It deployed the vendor’s Flexi Zone solution in its Amsterdam store, which creates a network of low-power LTE access points that can boost macro connectivity.
François Mairey, CTIO at Tele2 Netherlands, said: “We continue to build on our LTE-Advanced network at high speed to address the growing appetite for mobile data, especially in busy locations and at peak times.
“The results achieved during previous live trials proved that Nokia’s Flexi Zone can offer extremely fast and targeted capacity in high-density indoor areas, making it the ideal solution for our new flagship store.”
Mikko Ylä-Kauttu, Account Director Netherlands at Nokia, said: “Nokia is glad to support Tele2 in implementing its future-ready small cells products in its flagship store, a high-tech hangout for users to test the most advanced technology and high-speed services.
“Our Flexi Zone solution is an extremely cost-effective way to complement macro networks in residential and commercial areas, ensuring a superior experience where most data usage occurs.”
Last month, the Small Cell Forum turned its attention to enterprises, claiming 60 percent will have deployed small cells by the end of 2017.