Indoor Small Cells and C-RAN

Serve your mobile subscribers where they live, work and play

It’s a fact of physics: cellular signals struggle to penetrate building walls or energy-saving windows. Yet 80 percent of mobile usage occurs indoors. CommScope small cell solutions are designed to overcome this obstacle.

Small cells are indoor miniature base stations that enable mobile operators to deliver dramatically better service to subscribers in high-density, high-value environments like offices, public-use spaces and homes. They connect to the mobile operator core network via standard broadband Internet connections.

CommScope pioneered single-cell Cloud RAN (C-RAN) small cell architecture in its award-winning OneCell™ solution. OneCell forms a single “super cell” that eliminates handovers and interference across large indoor areas. This unique approach enables cell virtualization, a breakthrough technique that multiplies system capacity without creating interference.

For large venues and enterprises, OneCell delivers consistent, high-quality LTE service at the cost and simplicity of managed Wi-Fi. Our intelligent, plug-and-play Device Management System (DMS) automates provisioning and ongoing support.

Take advantage of CommScope indoor small cell solutions to meet the soaring demand for mobile data while ensuring an exceptional indoor mobile experience for your subscribers.


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Learn what cell virtualization is all about in this brief.
Publish Date: May 18, 2016 Region: Global

A high level description of the OneCell C-RAN Small Cell system.
Publish Date: May 18, 2016 Region: Global

May 23, 2016
Innovation: From Start to Finish
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. Read more
May 10, 2016
What Coverage and Capacity Solutions Do You Need Indoors?
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. Read more
May 5, 2016
Cell Virtualization with C-RAN Small Cells
Cell virtualization - an emerging capability enabled by Cloud RAN architectures – extends the concept and benefits of virtualization beyond hardware and into the airwaves. It provides a way for wireless operators to deliver substantially more capacity on a given amount of spectrum. This in turn relieves them of, or delays, the need to acquire costly additional spectrum. Learn more about the cell virtualization concept, and how it is a finalist in two awards contests, in today’s blog post by Mike McFarland. Read more
Mar 30, 2016
Why Should You Care About the Future of Wireless Technology?
Having sustainable and reliable wireless coverage in a building is no longer a perk, it’s a requirement. Wireless convergence in the physical layer of the building in what used to be two discreetly independent systems—in-building DAS and Wi-Fi—must be upgraded with the same connectivity. Matt Baldassano explains how these technologies can support wireless coverage today and in the future. Read more
Learn how Nex-Tech Wireless upgraded a coliseum to deliver outstanding 4G service in record time with CommScope’s OneCell C-RAN small cell solution.
Publish Date: June 15, 2016 Region: NAR