A new type of base station, the compact BTS, has also entered the market, further reducing footprint and power consumption, while retaining the performance of macro BTSs.
A new, more varied radio access network (RAN) topology is emerging, driven by the availability of new technologies, more demanding performance, coverage and cost requirements, and innovative business models. The traditional ground-based, multi-sector macro base transceiver station (BTS) is rapidly losing its dominant position to single-sector micro and pico BTSs with a smaller footprint, and to distributed multi-sector BTSs with remote radio heads (RRHs).
By Shamik Mukherjee, Motorola Networks & Enterprise
Wireless operators are increasingly pressured to enhance their networks and service capabilities in order to keep pace with the accelerating growth in wireless utilization and increasing demand for high performing connections. As bandwidth intensive, rich media applications are introduced, larger volumes of subscribers consume ever-growing quantities of data packets while continuing to utilize more minutes of voice. Simply acquiring more spectrum channels and deploying more sites to resolve capacity issues can be decidedly inefficient and costly.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 July 2010 19:43
A standards-based, advanced, and globally deployed technology supports a wide range of smart grid applications.
Last Updated on Saturday, 10 July 2010 14:24