Sprint’s Recent Announcement of Small Cell Contract Awards

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  Last Friday, in the US, the 10th of August, Sprint announced it had awarded Samsung and Alcatel Lucent contracts to provide small cells. Currently, Airwalk provides enterprise class small cells and Airvana their residential (femto) small cells for CDMA 1x/EVDO. This recent announcement seems centered around LTE, Samsung’s part to play focused on indoor […]


Quick Fun with Small Cells Numbers

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Recently, Sprint released it’s 2ND QTR results and one thing that caught my eye was the 12,000 macro sites expected to be on air by the end of the year. Independently, I read somewhere that they currently have deployed 900,000 Airaves (small cells) in their network too. So being a little curious, I dug up […]

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70 Million Small Cells by 2017!

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Mobile Experts predict 70 Million small cells by 2017, and has a $5400 report to explain how. Although it’s worth noting they put WiFi, DAS and repeaters in the same category which I think is a mistake. Nonethless, this report seems to have some interesting data in it.   Links: Mobile-Experts.net  Additional Details after the break…


ABI Reports Stagnant Femtocell Unit Growth

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 Abi has a new report, for sale, titled “Femtocells” that shows the market signed 88 contracts world wide for femtos, of which 37 operators have launched and this resulted in 2.5m units shipped. An interesting observation is ” Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, and Ubiquisys are closely tied in terms of the top share of contracts. Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent […]