Communication and technology industry is fast growing and companies are changing tact of doing business with service providers. In the wireless communication industry, reliability, accuracy and professionalism are key to running a successful business and only one-stop shop service providers are trusted to reliably, accurately and professionally deliver their services and so, the debate on the benefits of one-stop shop providers continue.
Carrier providers often have, on their payroll, brilliant and capable engineers and wireless technology specialists to handle installations and maintenance in-house but the fact is, carrier engineering teams are built around distinct functions. Whereas this model can be effective for macro cell site deployment, it can kill any prospects off success if the various functional and provider organizations fail to plan accordingly.
As one-stop shop service providers, we build our engineering teams based on clean-cut functions. Our engineers’ approach to an installation is based on the dynamics of the project. This directly translates to better strategies, low risk on carrier provider and overall better chances of success on small cell implementation.
On the other hand, the infrastructure needed to successfully deploy and operate small cell is enormous. Fiber transport, attachment and power (fully backed up) are the three crucial ingredients any service provider needs. At Signal Point Systems we have invested in these infrastructure which makes working with us, way more advantageous than single service providers. Even if you don’t need it, it will be within reach when you do.
Our contractual obligation as one stop shop providers run way deeper than those of single service providers. Basically, this means low risk on carrier providers and higher chances of success and once the cell towers are operational, we continue to maintain transport, power and small cell equipment. Signal Point has the capability to not only plan and construct the sites but the ability to maintain, monitor and provide emergency services to the carrier’s small cell site.
Deployment and optimization of small cell operations (small cell deployment and operation)
In order to build a small cell network, it’s upon the mobile network operator to point out the key issues that makes the network technology reach out to higher volume subscribers. With the implementation of a 3GPP long-term evolution infrastructure, One-stop shop service providers, like ourselves uses wider and new spectrums available within the 3G networks in a bid to handle more mobile traffic. Despite this being the case, radio link improvements is surpassing the theoretical limitations with the spectrum available being limited and expensive.
Planning small cells to achieve a HetNet Strategy
The reason for an increased interest in smaller cells is due to the increased network capacity, lower cost of delivered payload and higher experienced end-user data rates. The main reason for the deployment of small cell is to capture more traffic and provide relief to macro layers of those networks. Operators should be concerned on whether or not the networks are optimized. The second and most important aspect is for them to understand the nature of small cells and their interaction with the current network in order to realize its benefits.
In the analysis of small networks, the following conditions should become apparent;
There should be enough traffic for a successful small cell deployment – Heterogeneous networks are quite complex to maintain and operate. That being the case, small cells layers should be frequently added if required. Once this is achieved, it would be vital to seek areas coupled with traffic demand in order to capture enough traffic to make them viable. There are different technologies available that can be used to model network traffic. A closer examination, only provided by one stop shop providers will enable you to avoid costly mistakes in time.
The ease of implementation – To ensure an overall low implementation cost, signal point systems carry out a low price point for its initial installation. In this approach, the deployment constraints and installations approach should be considered from the initial planning process. Backhaul presents itself as a core challenge during the implementation period. However, non-line-of-sight-backhaul, fiber or cable point of presence and daisy channel are some of the counter measures to backhaul. Depending on the area layout as well as the cable or fiber points of presence, there are multiple solutions that can be applied. Contact Signal Point today and let us help you find your best solution.