Super-low latency is expected to be one of the cornerstones of 5G, and SK Telecom and Ericsson are paving the way with a successful demonstration of small cell technology with super-low latency.
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure met on Monday with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and discussed Sprint's plans to expand and enhance its network in the Miami area in what could be the first hints at the elements of Sprint's massive network densification project.
While a lot of discussions are underway about 5G and what exactly it will entail, one thing is widely expected: It will involve ever-smaller cells, one very good reason for the Small Cell Forum to get involved in the early discussions about 5G.
In case you hadn't noticed, we're rapidly approaching the start of summer…and summer holidays. For many, this means a time to slow down, benefitting from the mandated 50 weeks of annual vacation you have coming. In America, it's a time to look at our European colleagues with a jealous, despising eye. On a more positive note, it's also a time to look forward to the next six months of 2015, and maybe back at what's happened so far this year.
Dark fiber may be the latest fashion statement in the wholesale provider market, but to Southern Light, the service is something it based its initial business case on when it founded the company.
Sprint Chairman and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is taking a more active role in planning Sprint's network densification project according to a report from Wall Street firm Macquarie Capital. Further, analysts there think Sprint is going to embark on a plan that will be primarily focused on deploying small cells.
When it comes to small cells, the Tier 1 U.S. operators have very big differences. Verizon Communications appears to be ramping up its small cell deployments while AT&T Mobility is scaling back on its plans. T-Mobile US, meanwhile has said it has no immediate plans to deploy small cells, while Sprint flat-out refuses to talk about a small cell strategy.
Sprint has received approval from parent company SoftBank to proceed with its massive network densification program, the carrier confirmed.
Demand for cellular towers and for small cells is stronger than most observers believe, according to a research note from Macquarie Research, the stock analysis arm of investment bank Macquarie Capital.
We found that a major American city reaches "Super Bowl" levels of data traffic between 2 and 3 years after its benchmark sporting event. New York City has recently reached 2013 Super Bowl levels of traffic density in its hotspots. We can expect San Francisco to reach the level of the 2015 Super Bowl in about 2017.