Verizon to use LTE small cells from Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson
The small cells will be used primarily to enhance localized capacity and coverage.
Phil Goldstein of FierceWireless recently reported that Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) plans to use LTE small cell products from Alcatel-Lucent (NASDAQ: ALU) and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), starting in the second half of this year. The two companies are the primary radio access network (RAN) vendors for Verizon's LTE network, notes the report.
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Verizon said that, primarily, the small cells will be used to enhance localized capacity and coverage, such as in a business district or shopping mall where there is a high amount of communications traffic. In a statement, the carrier also said that small cells will complement its distributed antenna systems (DAS) footprint.
Full Story:Verizon taps Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson for LTE small cells (fiercewireless.com)