Extending rural and remote coverage using small cells

Document number: SCF047

Tags: 3G LTE Rural  
Focus: Market Drivers Business Case

This paper addresses the rural and remote coverage problem and suggests that the use of small cell technology represents an economic alternative to macrocells. Where DSL backhaul is in place there is an argument for adapting home femtocell technology to rural or remote needs. However, other small cell strategies could deliver coverage more cost-effectively and in the many rural areas where DSL is unavailable. 

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Date Version Release
25-02-2014 SCF047.03.01 Release Three