Powering the future of small cells and beyond

Rudy_headshot_new Rudy Musschebroeck May 2, 2018

According to a recent Small Cell Forum operator survey, new nonresidential small cell deployments are expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 36 percent between 2015 and 2025, to reach almost 8.5 million. Forty percent of operators expect to deploy between 100 and 350 small cells per square kilometer (indoors and outdoors) in the areas they densify by 2020.

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Cell densification requires a wholesale shift in mindset when it comes to delivering power to them. The sheer number of small cells needed means operators must accelerate deployment with “cookie-cutter” processes. At the same time, they must be equipped and agile enough to adapt their siting, backhaul and power solutions on the fly. There are also power-specific challenges operators must address.

CommScope has some solutions to suggest including the new Distributed Power Connectivity solution. See this short video and our new Powering the future of small cells and beyond white paper for more details. And leave me a comment with any questions.

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Rudy Musschebroeck

Rudy Musschebroeck is Global Solutions Lead for Central Office, Headend and Core Networks for CommScope Connectivity Solutions. Previously he was Business Development Manager for Automated Infrastructure Management solutions and responsible product line management lead for Optical Distribution Frame Products in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). He has 15 years of experience in the telecom and consumer electronics industries, and has held various management positions in business development, product management, sales and marketing, research and development. He holds a master degree in electronics engineering from the Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium.