Ericsson said wireless backhaul is as effective as fibre in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) small cells used in heterogeneous networks (hetnets) in licensed spectrum up to 30 GHz.
During Nokia Capital Markets Day 2014 in London, CEO and President Rajeev Suri identified small cells as one of the areas where Nokia Networks will continue to expand and invest.
Nokia has undergone a lot of changes over the past several years, but there is one thing that hasn't changed. The company can still tie its roots back to the original Finnish company that manufactured not phones but paper, tires and rubber boots.
SK Telecom, along with vendor partner Ericsson, developed Smart Wake-up, a technology that dynamically wakes up small cells when traffic enters the cell.
Accuris Networks attracted a $15 million equity funding round and hired as its new CEO wireless industry veteran Jeff Brown, who was most recently CEO and president of Kineto Wireless.
LAS VEGAS--Rival U.S. operators are concerned about the "peak wars" that Sprint might initiate using its vast spectrum holdings, said Mike Murphy, Nokia Networks' head of technology, North America.
Most mobile operators are planning or actually deploying indoor and outdoor small cells to densify their LTE networks, but the pending widespread deployment of small cells is creating an urgent and unprecedented IT security threat, according to Martin Nuss, CTO at Vitesse Semiconductor.
LAS VEGAS--Michael Peeters, wireless CTO at Alcatel-Lucent, is getting frustrated with the industry's approach to 5G, which he contends is getting everything but the kitchen sink dumped into it.
UK-based mobile operators rejected calls by the government to create a national roaming agreement in an effort to improve poor signal coverage in rural areas, although operators say they are working with the government by looking at various options to help address the problem of mobile black spots, or "not" spots.
Due to their portability and the availability of mobile core solutions that provide communications capabilities when there is no access to traditional infrastructure, small cells are increasingly being seen as a key enabler for bringing LTE to military and public-safety verticals, says SNS Research.