Dean Anthony Gratton

  August 2014      

Small cells: The Lesser Powered Femtocell, November 2014

   “In essence I feel that a small cell is remarkably like a femtocell, albeit with less power, oh, and it addresses the enterprise – cunning!”

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“A little belated I know, but I have had some time to reflect on the whole small cell malarkey. You see the term ‘femtocell,’ yet another hyped technology, was penned several years ago to cast away our cellular coverage woes but at a price! Fortunately, nowadays, you no longer hear mobile operators telling consumers that they must dip into their pockets to resolve those coverage issues that were fundamentally their responsibility! It was nothing less than a scrooge-like attempt to rectify the problems of coverage; rather than deploying or extending their infrastructures to accommodate the overwhelming growth in cellular data usage. The operators thought it best to maximise consumers existing broadband connectivity as a backhaul to ease capacity through femtocells in areas experiencing poor coverage or over-capacity and to pass the cost across to the consumer. …”

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