Frank Rayal

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At Starbucks, Panera, and McDonald's restaurants everywhere, personal hubspots can be purchased to fuel our need to access applications on our mobile devices. Today, we automatically assume that we are able to access applications and the Internet if we have a connection but, with the rapid adoption of smart phones and tablets, will the network be able to handle it? Or will our applications just time out, stall, or take forever to run? Operators are still trying to figure out how to meet the anticipated demand. One solution to the evolving wireless broadband capacity crunch is a heterogeneous access network composed of macro cells, plus a range of small cell solutions: microcells and picocells, carrier WiFi, and femtocells to add capacity and performance. Wireless operators are starting to implement small cell access solutions; however, adoption has been slowed down d... (more)