Drymarchon7, User Rank: Light Beer 6/4/2014 | 2:50:27 PM
Re: tipping point There has been so much press regarding the coming of Small Cells fueled by MNO's (AT&T, Verizon, and Softbank) and the OEMs (ALU, Ericsson, Huawei, NSN, TE, Corning, Commscope, SpiderCloud, Airvana, Fujitsu, ip.access, public wireless, dali, etc). What is becoming evident is that although Small Cells are surging what is evident is there are many dots that are still being connected. Case and point although SpiderCloud is promoting a current HSPA/LTE solution with a future dual band 4G/LTE solution this may not address large venue neutral host applications.
We are getting there but until more 3GPP release 10 - 12 features are implemented and validated in the MNO labs; we are a few years away from the peak Small Cell deployments. I think this is not necessarily bad news as it is opening the door for more innovation enabling better value added solutions.
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