Small cells are currently one of the biggest topics for mobile operators to consider as they form their network strategy. But how do you decide to what extent you should deploy small cells and how should you integrate them into your network?
Vodafone Hutchison, Australia needed to find the answers to these questions when they set out to define their five year network strategy.
With so many variables to consider when formulating their long term investment plan, Vodafone Hutchinson looked for a partner that could provide the expertise and insight into the potential and trade-offs of using small cells amongst other technology options.
Ericsson provided a model reflecting future spectrum, future technologies and future traffic conditions covering all radio types including small cells. This model gave Vodafone Hutchison the needed clarity on where, when and how to deploy small cells as a key input into their cost/benefit study.