Small Cell Planning 

With wireless data predicted to exceed that of wired in the next few years and network capacity demands set to increase 10 to 15-fold over the next 5 years, Kian Kabir knows mobile operators are under pressure to dramatically increase network capacity and maintain data throughput rates, in a cost effective manner.

Small cells are rapidly becoming the solution of choice for CSP’s (Communication Service Provider’s) looking to address the insatiable demand for mobile data by their customers and the desire to consume this data indoors.

By deploying small cells in carefully chosen locations a CSP can create the required capacity close to users, improve the in-building coverage in the area and reduce interference on the macro network.

Small Cell planning is, however, far from a simple exercise and a number of questions need addressing to answer the ultimate question: What is the optimal network design?