White Paper: Small Cells for Unparalleled Network Expansion and Traffic Growth

Small cell technology is a promising solution to the massive surge in data traffic across the globe. Considered a key deployment model for offloading the congested macrocell network, it also helps ensure better coverage to network dead zones.

By Udaya Bhanu Parida, Product Line Manager, Simulators, EXFO

Several small cell trends have been emerging recently, such as the rise of non-residential small cells and integration with Wi-Fi. The decision as to which deployment model to opt for will depend on understanding all of the benefits and challenges of this exciting technology. To this end, EXFO can help verify the capability and performance of devices to ensure the efficient roll out of small cell-enabled networks.

This white paper covers:

  • Overview of small cells
    Emergence of LTE small cells, HetNets and carrier Wi-Fi
    Industry trends and challenges
    Efficient integration of small cells into macrocell networks


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