Cellnex to showcase high-demand small cells networks at MWC

Tuesday 13 February 2018 | 14:42 CET | News

Spanish operator Cellnex Telecom said it will be taking advantage of its appearance at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to showcase its multi-operator mobile broadband technology for high demand areas. The company’s small cells network infrastructure, based on DAS (distributed antenna systems) technology is designed to allow all mobile operators to offer mobile broadband connectivity in areas with high footfall and equally high demands for coverage, such as football stadiums, shopping centres, underground lines and city centres.

Citing data indicating that the five most populous countries in the European Union, including Spain, are set to roll out between 200,000 to 500,000 small cells up to 2020, Cellnex said the platform it developed for Atletico Madrid’s new stadium can be replicated to all facilities or areas with a high demand for connectivity, such as hospitals, shopping centres, office buildings or high footfall urban areas.

In July 2017, Cellnex announced the installation of a DAS network of shareable small-cells at the new 68,000-capacity Wanda Metropolitano stadium on the outskirts of Madrid, converting it into the first multi-operator and multiband stadium in Spain. The company has also has implemented similar solutions in Italy at Milan’s San Siro and Turin’s Juventus stadiums, the Milan, Genoa and Brescia underground systems, Milan Malpensa airport and Milan’s city centre.

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