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rick merritt
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re: Group places call for consensus on small cells
rick merritt   10/4/2012 6:49:08 AM
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What do you see on the horizon for small cells?

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re: Group places call for consensus on small cells
GREAT-Terry   10/6/2012 4:03:35 AM
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Will there be a standard for small cells? I wonder how difficult it is to make all 140 members to agree on a particular standards.

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re: Group places call for consensus on small cells
Frank Rayal   10/7/2012 9:02:02 PM
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The article is very broad and addresses a number of issues that have been on-going withing the industry. For example, they have already developed a standard for 3G femto cells (indoor; connected through 3rd party backhaul to operator's network). For outdoor cells, the interface can be the same as that of any other type of cell. There's also the issue of coordination with macrocells which is a feature of LTE Release 10. I think the critical part will be tackling the logistical issues to deploy small cells in large numbers and this is a tricky issue as it varies significantly depending on municipality. Another issue is ensuring low cost for small cell deployments... For more information, see: http://frankrayal.com/small-cells-backhaul/

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re: Group places call for consensus on small cells
I_B_GREEN   10/9/2012 12:29:52 AM
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What about Wifi 802.11AE? Will this solve the interoperability and timing issues of pico cell vs main macro cells?



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