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Data traffic flowing across Wi-Fi and Small Cells isn’t the same

Connectivity AheadYou may be forgiven for thinking that smartphone data flow is the same regardless of whether it’s sent over Wi-Fi or cellular networks. It isn’t. Smartphones actively discriminate between the two, and that leads to a distortion of traffic quantity and uplink/downlink ratio. We consider the implications.

 

Evolving Wireless Internet Security for LTE and Wi-Fi

secure httpsSecurity threats abound throughout the Internet. How does this affect how we use wireless communications, and what can be done to improve things. Do we trust our network operators to keep our communications safe and secure, or have we become desensitised to share our most intimate secrets with any organisation that wants them?

 

Small Cell Standards Update – August 2015

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The 3GPP standards body continues to approve a wide range of updates and new standards for 2G, 3G and 4G. We took at look at their recent and upcoming output with a focus on those aspects most relevant to the Small Cell industry. Interesting developments include a new LTE X2 Small Cell gateway, Carrier Wi-Fi integration, and Carrier Aggregation across different cells. It’s clear that Small Cell concepts are becoming embedded in the radio network and that a lot of attention is being given towards tighter interworking/integration with Carrier Wi-Fi.

 

Cambridge Wireless Future of Wireless 2015 Event report

cw logoCambridge Wireless, a UK non-profit organisation, runs an annual event to ponder the direction of the wireless industry. Freed from some of the commercial pressures seen elsewhere, it gives a different flavour and insight into what might shape our future.

 

What’s the Use-By date on your small cell?

UseByDateMany consumer products have a planned short lifetime. Infrastructure investments such as Small Cells have a much longer lifecycle, helping their financial business case and reducing the risk of customer dissatisfaction from unexpected disruption. What are the underlying causes of short product life?

 

Mobile Network Performance Management Conference Report, London, 2015

mobile network performance managementFor a European perspective of how mobile operators are actually running their networks, their business drivers and technical focus, you can't beat a small, niche event like this. At Mobile Network Performance Management in London, we heard of a growing shift towards the customer experience (and their perception of it) and away from simply delivering ever higher peak speeds.

 

Tom McQuade, Radisys, explains tradeoffs between Small Cell silicon and software

Tom McQuade RadisysTom McQuade has been involved with small cells for longer than most, first six years at Picochip and then three years with Radisys. As their General Manager for the CellEngine™ small cell software business, his role involves making difficult choices of where to direct engineering resources, prioritising effort between individual customer demands, evolving standards and longer term product investment. Even with a staff of some 250 engineers across the portfolio (both R&D and customer engagement), some tough decisions have to be made. He shares some insights into the underlying fundamentals behind those trade-offs.

 

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    Residential

    Residential

    A significant number of users continue to report poor mobile coverage in their homes. There will always be areas which are uneconomic for mobile operator to reach. They range from rural areas

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    Enterprise

    Enterprise

    The term Enterprise addresses any non-residential in-building including hotels, convention

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    Metrocells

    Metrocells

    Metrocells are compact and discrete mobile phone basestations, unobstrusively located in urban areas. They can be mounted on lampposts, positioned on the sides of buildings or found indoors in

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    Rural

    Rural

    A rural small cell is a low power mobile phone base station designed to bring mobile phone service to small pockets of population in remote rural areas. These could be hamlets, small villages or

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