In-building cellular service quality appears to have been noticeably degrading over the last year. This is evidenced by the increase in dropped calls, generally poor voice connections (especially uplink), intermittent indoor data connectivity and text messages - and even incoming calls - not getting through.
CIOs, property owners, hotel managers and other Enterprise users now seek cost-effective solutions that would deliver reliable in-building service coverage and capacity – many would even be willing to pay for or contribute to the system installation. Cisco makes the bold claim that the incremental cost of adding cellular service to a new Enterprise Wi-Fi deployment can be as low as 20%. This reinforces how cost-effective small cells can be, but are network operators grasping the opportunity quickly enough? Should Enterprises take matters into their own hands, self-installing cellular equipment and simply asking the operators to adopt and commission it? What tools and processes are needed and what practical implications arise?
In a brand new ThinkSmallCell White Paper, we ask what it would take to achieve "The Enterprise - Unlocked"
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