Small Cells: Market Trends & Adoption
There is no shortage of challenges to small cell deployments, but growth projections for the mini basestations remain strong.
In fact, Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM) predicts that they will carry half of all mobile data traffic by 2015, by which time they will be just one part of wireless operators' heterogenous network strategies.
To see how Light Reading defines small cells, check out Know Your Small Cell: Home, Enterprise, or Public Access?
Then, scroll down to Broadcom's infographic below, which explains what the vendor thinks constitutes a small cell and how small cells will change mobile network architecture in the coming years.