LAS VEGAS — Taqua LLC., a leading supplier of small cell and convergence switching solutions, and Public Wireless, a leading developer of outdoor small cell solutions, announced that the two companies have deployed an outdoor small cell solution at reduced capital expenditure and operational costs of more than 50% compared to the traditional 3G/4G wireless macro deployment alternatives.
By utilizing Taqua’s small cell core in conjunction with the turn-key small cell service solution from Public Wireless, the two companies have successfully deployed a cluster of outdoor small cells delivering the coverage and capacity of a traditional macrocell. The Public Wireless outdoor small cell and deployment services utilize locally available broadband IP connectivity to remotely connect to Taqua’s small cell core. A single Public Wireless small cell can cover up to three square miles and hundreds of registered users. Taqua’s small cell core acts as an IMS-overlay into the carriers existing macro network (2G or 3G), extending the small cell-served subscribers all the existing macro network features and functionality required.
While every small cell outdoor deployment will differ based on subscriber requirements and topology among other factors, small cells can reduce deployment costs by 50% to 75% compared to traditional 3G or 4G upgrades through additional macrocell deployment. In this first joint deployment, a cluster of three Public Wireless small cells were utilized to gain the necessary outdoor coverage eliminating the need for additional macros, and at the same time Taqua’s small cell core simultaneously supported indoor small cells (also known as femtocells) to deliver coverage and capacity within residential and business locations.
“By partnering with Public Wireless, Taqua can now deliver a full, end-to-end indoor and outdoor small cell solutions that change the economics of upgrading to 3G or 4G networks,” said Payam Maveddat, Taqua’s EVP of product management. “By utilizing small cell technology, for both indoor and outdoor applications, carriers can not only save in deployment costs but also increase coverage and capacity by taking the cell site exactly where it’s needed.”
”Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have a challenging task ahead of them with respect to enhancing their 3G/4G networks. They need to satisfy the service availability demands of their smartphone equipped customers while meeting coverage and capacity goals in their networks. We are offering the perfect mix of technology and services to not only equip the MNOs with the right small cells but also provide a full turn-key approach to help with their deployment and small cell management needs,” said Murat Erkam, VP of Product Management at Public Wireless.