29 Nov '12, 10am

#Smallcells in airports is big opportunity, says #femtocell firm via @ElectronicNews

Ubiquisys, the developer of femtocell basestations, has identified an interesting trend in the small cell base station market, with operators in Japan and Korea planning deployment of cells for indoor public spaces such as stations, airports and shopping centres. Phone operators have been actively shifting their focus towards indoor public access small cells and away from outdoor models, where they face significant deployment challenges surrounding site acquisition, backhaul and power. This is unsurprising, as more than 70% of mobile data is consumed indoors, where there are many IP backhaul, power and motivated site owners. Indoor small cells also provide maximum re-use of valuable spectrum assets and a stronger signal for mobile users. "Outdoor small cells have a role to play, but the problems of site acquisition costs, backhaul and power coupled with the majority of dat...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/29/11/2012/5509...

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