Category: Small cells


The Telecoms.com Podcast: Neutral host, small cells and state intervention

In this final episode before everyone clears off for their summer holidays, the pod is delighted to welcome special guest Mike Ferris – Chief Network Architect of Dense Air. They start by exploring the concept of neutral host infrastructure and how that could provide the solution to a lot of the coverage challenges presented by 5G. That will involve the rollout of a lot of small cells, so they move on to discuss how that is best done, before concluding with a look at the pros and cons of state intervention in telecoms.

EE deploys 200 new small cells across UK

UK operator EE has built 200 new small cells across its network to boost 4G coverage in Leeds, London and Manchester, with hundreds more promised over the next 18 months.

Crown Castle looks to a brighter future for small cells

Crown Castle has posted a strong set of financials for last year and is already upping its 2022 guidance. But the big news is around small cells; after years of hype, we are finally starting to see some traction.

TPG taps Nokia for indoor 5G

Australian operator TPG plans to use Nokia Smart Node femtocells to ensure top-notch 4G and 5G indoor coverage for enterprise customers.

Qualcomm discusses its recent small cell announcements

Irvind Ghai, VP of Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, talks about the launch of a 5G New Radio small cells solution and the announcement of Qualcomm’s partnership with Facebook on its Terragraph fixed wireless project.

Ericsson Dots down for some 5G noise

If we’re not complaining about poor signal in the middle of a farmers field, it’s the disastrous indoor coverage, but Ericsson is moving to soothe the masses.

The 30 May Recap

A recap of the week’s telecoms news. Nokia came to town to extol the virtues of small cells – augmenting coverage and capacity in the short term but ultimately forming a critical component of 5G infrastructure. Meanwhile Verizon launched a small cell of its own in the form of a wifi router that runs on 4G, apparently not put off by the fact that broadband routers will nearly always do that job far better.

Nokia has big plans for small cells

At a briefing in London Nokia’s small cells team detailed its current small cells activity and stressed it thinks the category is set to boom, at long last.

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