Iyad Tarazi, CEO Federated Wireless, roadmaps CBRS 2017 launch

Iyad Tarazi Federated WirelessIyad Tarazi, CEO of Federated Wireless, knows a thing or two about Small Cells. In 2007 when at Sprint, he launched the world’s first residential femtocell service (Airave) that has seen millions of units deployed throughout the US. He explained to me how he has helped shape the CBRS ecosystem, what part Federated Wireless plays in it, and predicts the timeline for deployment.

 

Stephan Litjens, Chairman of MulteFire Alliance, outlines its objectives and roadmap

StephanLitjensMulteFire is a scheme to operate LTE in unlicensed spectrum. Potentially anyone could install and operate a system in a very similar way to Wi-Fi. We asked Stephan Litjens, Chairman of the newly formed MulteFire Alliance and Head of Innovation Steering, Nokia, to explain the purpose, method and timeline of the solution. He’s confident we’ll see commercial deployment in about a year from now.

 

Zinwave looks at VARs to expand into small business segment

Scott Willis ZinwaveThe Enterprise in-building wireless market is very active at the moment, with many announcements from Small Cell vendors. But this isn’t the only technology fighting for market share. We spoke with Scott Willis, incoming CEO at Zinwave, a UK-based DAS vendor, for his perspective on how DAS vendors are responding to the changing shape of the market.

 

Interview with Malcolm Gordon, incoming CEO, ip.access

Malcolm Gordon ipacess 150There have been a number of significant ownership and staffing changes at small cell pioneer ip.access recently. Their new CEO Malcolm Gordon explains how they plan to make it easier for operators to invest in Small Cells, which market segment he sees as most attractive, and discusses the timeframe and relevance of LTE, LTE-U and LAA.

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.

 

Mike Cronin, CEO Node-H, foresees Enterprise small cells expanding

Mike Cronin Node HMike Cronin, CEO of Node-H, has been involved with small cells since their inception, actively participating in the Small Cell Forum and visible at many conferences. His company supply the complete software stack for residential and enterprise small cells, both 3G and LTE, now embedded in over a million units worldwide. He comments on market direction, differentiates indoor from outdoor and covers topics including LAA, VoWiFi, TD-LTE, SON and Virtualisation.

 

Airspan squeeze high system performance from urban small cells

Paul Senior Airspan 150Airspan Networks are one of the few independent vendors to have focussed on LTE rural and urban small cells for some years. Has their time finally come? We spoke with Paul Senior, CTO, who has come up with some novel techniques to squeeze the highest spectral performance out of standard urban small cells using only standard Ethernet backhaul.

 

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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 centres, transport hubs, offices, hospitals and retail outlets. It's not just intended for businesses to

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    Urban

    Urban

    Urban small cells (sometimes also named metrocells) are compact and discrete mobile phone basestations, unobstrusively located in urban areas. They can be mounted on lampposts, positioned on the

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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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