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  • 1. Successfully Integrating Small Cells into the Network Alejandro Ferrer, Senior Strategy Consultant Broadband World Forum Amsterdam, 22 October 2013 Broadband World Forum 2013 | © Ericsson AB 2013 | 2013-10-22 | Page 1
  • 2. Small cell objectives Today’s challenges WHAT? WHERE? Time to Market (TTM) Coverage? Suburban Dense Urban Capacity? Residential Enterprise Mall/Convention Venue Quality? Broadband World Forum 2013 | © Ericsson AB 2013 | 2013-10-22 | Page 2 HOW? Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • 3. Ready to deploy…but where do I begin? Broadband World Forum 2013 | © Ericsson AB 2013 | 2013-10-22 | Page 3
  • 4. HN & Small Cell Modeling 3D models of existing cities to ensure accurate results Broadband World Forum 2013 | © Ericsson AB 2013 | 2013-10-22 | Page 4
  • 5. Identify solutions for your network expansion Increasing DL capacity GB/User 20 16 12 8 4 0 Baseline (10 MHz 2X2) 10 MHz => 20 MHz 2X2 => 2X4 2X2 => 4X4 Increase bandwidth and antennas Broadband World Forum 2013 | © Ericsson AB 2013 | 2013-10-22 | Page 5 Doubling number of macro sites 12 LPNs/macr o Increase number of sites Baseline, 20 MHz, 4X4, doubling of macro sites +6 LPNs/site Baseline, 20 MHz, 4X4, doubling of macro sites Combination of efforts
  • 6. Small cell planning Identify Define options and select solution Coverage? CM/SI Transport Capacity? Issues Requirements Quality? Broadband World Forum 2013 | © Ericsson AB 2013 | 2013-10-22 | Page 6 Deploy and integrate small cells
  • 7. Geolocation to improve accuracy Clutter info Prediction + PM Network Geo-data (Parsed GPEH) Drive Test Social media Broadband World Forum 2013 | © Ericsson AB 2013 | 2013-10-22 | Page 7 HN Geolocation
  • 8. Design for small cells a sophisticated process Traffic density TCO for each location/solution Coverage holes Capacity bottlenecks Dominance/geometry Available power/transport Small cell locations & solutions Adjustable Optimization technology (field-proven) Best solution by understanding all possibilities and constraints Broadband World Forum 2013 | © Ericsson AB 2013 | 2013-10-22 | Page 8
  • 9. Where is the small cell? Broadband World Forum 2013 | © Ericsson AB 2013 | 2013-10-22 | Page 9
  • 10. Typical result from a live 3G network Conclusion Traffic 16 6.4W 6.4W 14 A B 12 1.6W 3.2W 3.2W 10 8 6 4 4.4W 4.4W 8.7W 8.7W 17.4W 17.4W 2 0 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Time period A B Broadband World Forum 2013 | © Ericsson AB 2013 | 2013-10-22 | Page 10 Small Cell B captures 3 times more traffic than Small Cell A with 1/3 of the power
  • 11. Small Cell optimization managing complexity CHALLENGES Complex topology of neighboring cells Intra/inter layer/tech Traffic balancing Centralized SON Distributed SON Overall Interference management Broadband World Forum 2013 | © Ericsson AB 2013 | 2013-10-22 | Page 11 Ericsson SON Optimization Manager
  • 12. Summary Coverage? CM/SI Transport Capacity? Issues Requirements Quality? Geolocate & Consolidate inputs Select proven optimal solutions Broadband World Forum 2013 | © Ericsson AB 2013 | 2013-10-22 | Page 12 Team with Ericsson!