Course NameLength
Small Cell RF Planning Training3 days
Small Cell Training2 days

Transition to NextG Wireless Technology

Small Cell Training 

Small cells are low-power, high-capacity wireless nodes that operate in licensed bands and are installed in urban and dense urban areas to alleviate network capacity bottlenecks in a macro cell network overlay.

While a central component of the 5G rollout in the U.S., small cell technology is also applicable to other uses.

Small cell technology is appearing in private networks, which are custom designed for the specific needs of an organization such as an enterprise or local government. They can provide higher quality mobile connectivity than Wi-Fi, and have a more extensive ecosystem of technology suppliers, system integrators and service providers than proprietary solutions.

Cellular devices also have the capability to roam seamlessly between private and public global mobile networks.

At their core, small cells are wireless transmitters and receivers designed to provide network coverage to smaller areas. There are three types of small cells in the industry today: femtocells, picocells and microcells — each with its distinction based around its coverage capability and the number of individual users it can support.

Small cell equipment has mostly been based on LTE. However, multi-mode small cells also exist that support HSPA or EVDO along with LTE.

In addition to HSPA/LTE and EVDO/LTE small cells operating in licensed bands, complementary Wi-Fi access points can also be added in a multi-RAT HetNet to offload mobile data traffic to Wi-Fi where needed. Some multi-mode small cell equipment includes Wi-Fi in addition to HSPA or EVDO and LTE.

Systems engineers are fast to point out that small cell technology is only as good as its location.

One of the primary aspects of small cell planning is to determine the best suited site locations for small cells. The most suitable locations may include building facades, street lights, etc. Depending on the available data, the ACP (Automatic Cell Planning) can determine small cell site locations that present the least cost and the highest performance in terms of traffic absorption and capacity provision.

Small Cell Training Courses by Tonex

Our Small Cell Training courses cover the technology and planning of small cells where coverage and capacity are enhanced along with improved Quality of Experience (QoE), lower latency and delays, flat IP architecture and cost-effectiveness.

Like all our courses, Small Cell Training is taught by world class instructors who meld expertise with real life experience in their field of specialization.

Also remember, here at Tonex we are flexible. Prefer a course geared more to your organization’s needs. We are happy to work with you to do just that. Just let us know how we can help.

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Small Cell Training