Ericsson’s heterogeneous network solutions will address capacity and coverage demands in the most challenging areas. In city centers, transport hubs and business parks these network solutions will provide subscribers with a truly mobile lifestyle.
Ericsson will meet this challenge with a heterogeneous network solution building on a strong interaction between every element in RAN and backhaul, thus providing both performance and cost efficiency. The key is to use available spectrum in the most efficient way.
Ericsson advocates a three step approach where the combination and timing must be determined for each operator:
To support a good end user experience, the backhaul needs to be planned and deployed according to the requirements of the mobile services it is intended to carry. Ericsson’s Mobile Backhaul supports this by providing cost efficient backhaul modernization and capacity upgrades when enhancing the macro layer. To densify the macro layer, scalable optical and microwave nodes are needed. To add small cells, compact all outdoor microwave solutions are the fastest and most cost efficient way to provide backhaul. Existing fiber and copper infrastructure can and will be re-used.
As the Networked Society takes shape, providing the right user experience is a top priority for operators. Bandwidth-hungry applications on smartphones, tablets and other connected devices are driving figures for data traffic sky high. Heterogeneous networks efforts to improve and densify existing mobile broadband infrastructure together with added small cells are important when meeting ever-increasing user expectations.
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In this Tech Talk with Ericsson, we focus on heterogeneous networks, which are an attractive means of expanding mobile network capacity.
Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets) – an approach to increasing cellular capacity and coverage - Ericsson Review article
Heterogeneous networks - meeting mobile broadband expectations with maximum efficiency - White paper
It all comes back to backhaul - White paper