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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 multiplies system capacity without creating interference through a CommScope-pioneered advance known as cell virtualization. Watch how cell virtualization 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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White Paper: DAS and small cells: A view from the leading edge

It is increasingly falling to enterprises to make important in-building wireless decisions. CommScope can help.
Publish Date: January 31, 2017
Region: Global

Brochure: OneCell System

A high level description of the OneCell C-RAN Small Cell system.
Publish Date: November 15, 2016
Region: Global

Brochure: Cell virtualization brief

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

Jun 25, 2017

The wireless market in CALA is heading indoors

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.
Jan 25, 2017

Wireless in the Enterprise: A Free Webcast

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.
Nov 3, 2016

Why Operators Need Small Cells to be Plug-and-Play

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.
Nov 2, 2016

Wireless Connectivity as the Next Utility

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.

Success Story: OneCell® Cloud-RAN small cells blanket a coliseum

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