Wireless Operators Face Numerous Challenges
The amount of data wireless networks carry is doubling every year and expected to reach over 6.4 Exabytes per month by 2021 in North America alone. Under continuous competitive pressure to lower subscriber prices while meeting financial objectives, wireless service providers need to improve spectral efficiency to get the most out of their spectrum. By conditioning the RF link and automatically optimizing the network, service providers can provide better subscriber experience, lower the cost to deliver service and improve the gross margin of their services.
Macro Cells & Dense Urban
Dense urban areas with high traffic volumes pose many challenges for wireless service providers. Finite spectrum, high costs and long time required to add more cells apply significant pressure. Add to that the high levels of RF pollution, intercell interference and even PIM combined with high densities of subscribers and focused peak demands and the challenge to meet subscriber needs is very real.
Managing noise rise and optimizing performance real-time are challenges for Venues supporting special events. Continuously, proactively conditioning the RF links is a proven method to manage noise rise for DAS systems to maintain optimal subscriber experience and network capacity in these very challenging environments.
Centralized RAN & Small Cells
For many reasons, the deployment of small cells and centralized RAN are increasing. Small cells, increased numbers of RRUs and C-RAN create new challenges for wireless service providers including managing ICI, cell edge performance and ensuring fronthaul integrity across the CPRI links.
The billions of CAPEX dollars that have been spent over the past 20 years is at the onset of happening again as operators push to new architectures. 5G, densification, IoT, M2M and the many new applications that will become enabled by the future low latency broadband wireless networks will operate from centralized and virtualized architectures. With the growing deployment of Centralized RAN, this evolution is already starting today.