Ericsson, the Swedish gear maker, anticipates a boost in employment of 4G and 3G small cells in India since telecom providers operate on enhancing in-build coverage to serve data users better in the middle of strong competition. Ericsson has already contained deals with a leading Indian telecom company for deployment of small cells at several hospitals and banks in cities such as Mumbai.
“In Mumbai, there are various set ups of Radio Dot small cells in commercial centers and large buildings where these are organized completely wrapping the building. It begins with the huge net worth separate users, enterprises, and big corporate. Going down the line, this will be organized at various places too,” Head of Product Line Indoors at Ericsson, Marko Babovic, claimed to the media. “There are trials and deployments taking place in other huge cities in the country.
The executive claimed that the rate of deployment is elevating due to the inherent requirement of more coverage, capacity, and advanced user experience. Deployments of small cells all over the world have taken great pace in the past 12 Months or so. Worldwide, the small cells market jumped from 2015 to 2016 to 56%. “This is significant. Within 5 Years from today, we anticipate small cells to be contributing for almost 20% of the entire RAN market,” said the executive.
As per industry experts, small cells contributed for 4% in India of the general RAN market in 2016. RAN (Radio Access Network) is fraction of a mobile telecommunication network. It lies amid a device such as a computer, a mobile phone, or any distantly managed tool and offers connection with its fundamental system.
Telecom operators in India are making an attempt to offer advanced indoor coverage, which is still a confront on the 2300 Mhz band. The band is hugely being utilized to offer 4G facilities. In India, Reliance Jio Infocomm, the 4G entrant, and Bharti Airtel, the No. 1 carrier, are spending a lot for indoor coverage. Airtel has been organizing pico cells, small cells, and indoor Wi-Fi points, as a fraction of its HetNet (heterogeneous network) to advance the service to its data users.