Writing from his office in Brazil, Luciano Adami discusses the wireless market in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region, particularly the growing need for in-building wireless solutions. With 80% of mobile connections made inside buildings, and only 2% of available commercial real estate having indoor cellular networks, CALA will soon be at the tipping point for wide-scale, dedicated, active indoor wireless solution deployments.
Workplace designs and layouts are all being challenged in the attempt to provide workspaces that are best suited to today’s workers. And indoor mobility is becoming critical in the building space because it directly impacts employee productivity. While there are multiple ways to deploy a wireless infrastructure in buildings, the global trend is tilting toward an IT-based infrastructure that accommodates the new generations of Wi-Fi and in-building wireless systems. JP Compagnucci explains the different IBW options in this blog post, and previews a related webcast on February 2 hosted by Cabling Installation and Maintenance.
Plug-and-play small cell solutions will become even more essential as our industry moves toward direct-to-enterprise business models. Josh Adelson explains why in today's blog.
Wireless connectivity has become an imperative among connectivity users; however, more than 80 percent of all wireless traffic originates or terminates indoors. In this blog, Sean Kerr explains how many of us expect all our devices to work on demand in any and every building we enter.
The small cell market is evolving quickly, and other aspects of this technology are taking prominence. In our latest CommScope Definition blog about indoor small cells, Josh Adelson provides three key areas about this innovative technology and how they are adding capacity to cellular networks.
Indoor cellular coverage is no longer nice-to-have. As the wireless industry is defining 5G, it’s a good time to step back and consider how we can treat indoor delivery as a primary objective rather than as an afterthought. Luigi Tarlazzi offers his thoughts about the topic in today’s blog post and will share more during his presentation at the upcoming SCWS Americas conference.
Mobile operators are proposing network architectures and setting up labs such as Telefonica’s 5Tonic to gain experience with candidate technology approaches for 5G. CommScope’s recently announced capability called cell virtualization is consistent with the way that industry-leading operators are talking about 5G network architectures. Cell virtualization is a way to multiply the capacity of a single physical cell while avoiding the penalty of border interference and handovers. See today’s blog post for Josh Adelson’s insights into how cell virtualization might fit into the 5G vision.
Today’s blog post is by the chief executive officer of the Small Cell Forum, Sue Monahan. Sue writes how reliable voice and data services in every corner of every building are essential for enabling new operator revenue streams and to help enterprises enhance their businesses. Indoor cellular coverage is at the heart of the Small Cell Forum’s work program and is central to its new Release 7. Sue notes how some of the key themes of the Small Cell Forum’s approach to the HetNet are reflected in CommScope’s small cell strategy. See the blog for more information and to access Release 7.
Innovation comes in many forms. A commonly held view associates innovation with developing new technology and generating intellectual property. CommScope believes innovation can also include anything that solves fundamental customer problems. CommScope is demonstrating leadership in multiple types of innovation, winning numerous awards and earning recognition by industry groups. See today’s blog post by Morgan Kurk, chief technology officer, for more details.
Are you trying to figure out the right coverage and capacity solution for one of your in-building projects? Karri Reddy will be presenting on that subject as part of a CommScope workshop at DAS & Small Cells Congress on May 16. Karri will explain which type of products makes sense to use in different buildings, largely based on their power classes. See today’s blog post for more information.