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Indoor capacity occupies large share of total Mobile Broadband (MBB) capacity. Global statistics show that 70% of voice traffic originates from indoor location, while in MBB era this gap is bigger with as much as 90% of the data consumption happening in indoor locations. In a DAS antennas typically connect to same radio unit, so DAS capacity is limited. Addressing the indoor MBB coverage and capacity requires new indoor small cell solution instead of traditional DAS system.
LampSite represents the next generation of digitized in-building solutions. This new technology extends the existing macro network indoors maximizing customer experience whilst minimizing cost. Lampsite allows operators to exploit high degrees of co-ordination and functionality through macro cell baseband reuse – such as seamless handover, spectrum aggregation, centralized radio resource management and co-ordination, as well as operations management and service performance management.
Traditional solutions in the market, like DAS, suffer from high deployment costs and limited flexibility to support cell splitting and the addition of new technologies. Due to its flexible architecture, LampSite offers a viable alternative since it extends the existing macro network indoors to help reduce cost and complexity incurred from deploying and managing a separate network. Its modular design and multi-technology support is cost effective and efficient, offering a good ROI due to lower costs, easy technology evolution capabilities and the ability to exploit readily available or easy to deploy CAT5/6 cabling.
Recent surveys show that the current CAGR for data services is around 113%. Trends show demand for indoor capacity continues to increase and operators are struggling to meet the required objectives of 100% coverage > -85dBm, and MBB rate > 1 Mbps/ user anytime, anywhere for indoor. To meet the needs of end customers, especially in the enterprise domain, a new approach is required. LampSite completely transforms the way operators address indoor coverage and capacity challenges today.