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Jun 15th 2017

Femtocell Solutions for LTE Coverage in High-Traffic Hotspots

Femtocell Solutions for LTE Coverage High-traffic hotspots, as in office buildings, airports, apartments and stadiums, come with special connectivity considerations. With so many people in one area, operators face unique challenges to provide sufficient capacity in and around the area. One way to enhance in-building capacity and meet increasing demands is by using innovative femtocell solutions for LTE coverage.

Femtocell Solutions for LTE Coverage

Increased traffic loads, which come from more users with more devices, using more applications, are constantly changing the network architecture. From the Internet of Things to self-driving cars, there’s no sign of slowing down.

As ECNmag.com states, “The hunger for data in cellular communications remains insatiable and the demand for further technological progress persists. “A tenfold increase in mobile data traffic is expected over the next six years, and experts predict an exponential increase in the number of ‘things’ that communicate with each other via mobile networks.”

But, the Internet of Things (IoT) faces complex coverage demands. To support the needs of IoT, Long Term Evolution (LTE), provides high coverage and massive capacity. This system, referred to as Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT), can be deployed in three different operation modes – (1) stand-alone as a dedicated carrier, (2) in-band within the occupied bandwidth of a wideband LTE carrier, and (3) within the guard-band of an existing LTE carrier.

Presence and location tracking (GPS) is essential for many IoT applications. Networks must provide wireless connectivity that is both energy efficient and responsive. And because signals struggle to reach inside every venue, supplemental coverage becomes necessary.

As a cost-effective small cell solution, Femtocells will specifically add capacity and coverage over high-density areas where many people congregate, such as stadiums and office buildings. This small and lightweight base station broadcasts a cellular signal (received by a user’s device or wireless modem) then backhauls it through a wired broadband connection allowing users to access mobile data and stream content.

Benefits of Femtocell Solutions

Femtocells not only reduce operation costs for mobile operators, but also delivers a high-quality experience for users in a secure easily deployable way. These solutions allow enterprises to overcome the challenges of weak coverage and deliver uninterrupted mobile access where existing cellular services may not adequately reach.

More benefits include:

  • Deliver coverage and capacity where you and your customers expect it most.
  • Increase operational efficiency by automating network configuration.
  • Install easily through a convenient stand- or wall-mount.
  • Offer fast deployment of in-building networks for optimized, value-added service.
  • Reduce network deployment costs and enhance customer experience at the same time.
  • Make necessary enhancements for future needs.

KMB Femtocell Solutions for LTE Coverage

From airports to arenas, we have the telecommunications engineering skills required to ensure a cost-effective full network design. No matter how complex or expansive your project is, trust in KMB to meet your deployment needs. Contact us today to learn more.

KMB has completed over 15,500 DAS & Small Cell projects for Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile.  These services were completed in 47 states including installations throughout New York City such as the Lincoln Center, the Empire State Building, and Yankee Stadium.