KPN studies use of small cells in 4G network

Thursday 19 September 2013 | 15:06 CET | News
KPN is studying the deployment of small cells. Programme manager Marieke Fijnvandraat told Informa that KPN is in the proof-of-concept phase with several vendors. Small cells can be used in a heterogeneous 4G network, where high spectrum is often used. KPN is looking at using small cells to patch coverage in certain areas, rather than expanding the macro network there. They may also be used in difficult areas to reach with traditional antennas and backhaul, such as between large buildings. KPN is not yet planning large-scale use of small cells. They have been deployed in specific cases

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