NET has been actively involved in Small-Cell coverage design since 2010 from the initial trials through to full programme rollout, assisting a global operator in making small cells a BAU product.
In 2011/2012 NET was actively involved in the coverage design of Metrocells to provide 3G coverage to selected rural villages across the UK including the Shetland Islands.
By bringing the network closer to the user, small cells offer the mobile service providers a cost-effective alternative to an in-building BTS DAS based solution and are ideal coverage solutions for SME’s. Now as the UK market finally looks to small cell technology for low cost capacity infill our experience puts us in a great position to be a part of the “Hetnet” vision of the future. Working with operators, vendors and various geographic concessions we are helping shape the way these dynamic networks will look in the future.