No Power, No Problem
SMALL CELLS: NO POWER, NO PROBLEM
Outdoor small cells complement the macro cell network by providing pinpoint coverage in urban locales, additional capacity to offload the macro (densification), and economical solutions for rural areas. They are becoming a vital part of the wireless network and an essential component to successful deployment of 5G.
Operators and vendors have overcome many of the startup obstacles such as small cell interference with the macro, mounting versatility, overall unit size, and how and where to connect to backhaul. This progress is helping to set the stage for an industry-wide transition from custom-engineered projects to routine deployments.
To achieve cookie-cutter design and implementation, the small cell Network Planner must overcome one more important hurdle: the optimal site for RF coverage does not always coincide with the availability of power.
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