‘Small Cells’ is an umbrella term for operator-controlled, low-powered radio access nodes, including those that operate in licensed spectrum and unlicensed carrier-grade Wi-Fi. Small cells typically have a range from 10 meters to several hundred meters.
Small cells are fully featured, short range mobile phone base stations used to complement mobile phone service from larger macrocell towers. These range from very compact residential femtocells, the size of a paperback book and connected using standard domestic internet broadband through to larger equipment used inside commercial offices or outdoor public spaces. They offer excellent mobile phone coverage and data speeds at home, in the office and public areas for both voice and data. Small cells have been developed for both 3G and the newer 4G/LTE radio technologies.
The Small Cell backhaul equipment market will witness meaningful deployments in 2015 and is forecasted to exceed $5 billion in revenue in 2019. 34 Group can implement Small Cell solutions across the country to help carriers fill in their coverage gaps.