Indoor Small Cells and C-RAN

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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. 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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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

Aug 23, 2016
Does cell virtualization offer a peek at 5G?
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. Read more
Aug 19, 2016
Small Cell Forum rises to challenge of indoor HetNet with Release 7
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. Read more
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
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