The use of cellular network densification has grown in recent months for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to meet ever increasing traffic demands. In fact, mobile data demand is growing at 70% annually in the UK according to Ofcom, and shows no sign of levelling off. This is resulting in an increase in the deployment of outdoor small cells as UK operators intensify efforts to tackle poor data performance in dense urban areas.
iWireless Solutions works with landlords, councils and network operators to improve coverage and capacity, create business cases, support Smart Cities endeavours by creating small cell solutions that help address these issues. Our engineers are already heavily engaged with urban small cell integration with operators and have developed a “Metro Cell Deployment Guide”, which is used as a basis for designing and deploying effective coverage and capacity solutions in dense outdoor environments.
From our experience of creating small cell solutions we have been able to automate processes and broken them into 3 simple and clearly designated steps. By having a clear understanding of the challenges each step entails a concise proposition which is supported by our unique set of expertise:
- Understanding the RF environment through combination of walk tests and our bespoke in-house modelling tools.
- Identify the highest footfall areas for small cells locations to maximise Return in Investment.
- Extensive R&D work within dense urban areas to support highly accurate QoS predictions.
- Design a suitable infrastructure that can provide space, power and backhaul.
- Designs to achieve dominance over the overarching wireless coverage whilst not unbalancing it.
- Assure accuracy of the design up to 1m ensuring smooth crossover to deployment.
- Established relationships with streetwork contractors.
- Access to G39 and NICEIC accredited teams.
- Experience of obtaining local authority planning and permits; and understanding of aesthetics requirements within a city/council setting.
You can explore this further by downloading our Small Cells Network Densification brochure for free.
iWireless Solutions offers outdoor and indoor small cell solutions, with a wealth of experience in both. if you wish to find out more have a read through our case studies and news to find posts such as Rapid Microcell Deployment. We also like to share our knowledge on the subject which you can explore on our TechTalk page.