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Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
10/7/2013 | 11:09:33 AM
Re: Small cell advantage
Good point, Chuck. Any indoor location-based service fit very well with small cell plans. This is all Cisco wanted to talk about when I visited with them.
DOShea
DOShea
10/5/2013 | 2:44:23 PM
Re: small, cheap, & fast
It's not so much a statement to take literally and entirely at face value. As some of the dialogue in the session and on the message board here suggests, a big carrier saying anything about small cells, or even showing incremental forward movement, sets the rest of the ecosystem in motion figuring out how they are going to deal get that business or stay competitive with the companies that get do get it, as well as how they will deal with the ongoing challenges of deploying small cells.
chuckj
chuckj
10/4/2013 | 10:09:23 PM
Small cell advantage
Telcos only think of small cells as tools to address coverage gap and not a business and ad broadcasting tool. The business case is being developed in South Korea, a small cell will easily pay for itself if it is properly used to broadcast ads.
MordyK
MordyK
10/4/2013 | 7:20:40 PM
Re: small, cheap, & fast
Sarah, We've come to expect things to move super-fast but in context small cells have taken the market by storm. I was speaking to one of the earliest small cell players and he said that were only 2-3 years behind their optimal projections.

One also needs to take into account some of the issues that are beyond the pure small cell but have to be resolved for large deplyments. The interference and other interoperability issues are well on their way to be addressed, but business models and deployment requirements such as new backhaul methods, siting, powerand regulatory toname just a few are also required, and all are well on their way to being addressed.
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
10/4/2013 | 2:47:44 PM
Re: small, cheap, & fast
I agree, although I just got a call from Verizon PR that he spoke out of turn and that's not information they're releasing. I'll update when/if I get an official response from the carrier (like that they want them to be expensive and take forever...). 
DanJones
DanJones
10/4/2013 | 2:45:45 PM
Re: small, cheap, & fast
Very true!
wanlord
wanlord
10/4/2013 | 2:44:55 PM
Re: small, cheap, & fast
doesn't sound like he let much slip. What carrier says take your time and make them expensive?
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
10/4/2013 | 1:59:20 PM
Re: small, cheap, & fast
He did say CTO though, but I bet both carriers share the sentiment. AT&T has set out an aggressive timeline on small cells too. 
manorjohn
manorjohn
10/4/2013 | 1:57:13 PM
Re: small, cheap, & fast
The Zayo speaker could have also been referencing Kris Rinne of AT&T. Although not technically a CTO she is the decision maker for Small Cells @ AT&T.
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
10/4/2013 | 1:46:12 PM
Re: small, cheap, & fast
Ah yes, that makes sense. The cost of the device is probably going to pale next to the cost of licensing, backhaul, and installation.
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