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Small cells solution from ALU

  1. 1. Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell Solution Where small is the next big thing
  2. 2. The Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution cost- effectively extends wireless network coverage and capacity while simultaneously offloading voice and data traffic from the mobile operator’s macro network. Flexible enough to be deployed in homes, enterprises, and metro hotspots, Alcatel-Lucent Small Cells dramatically improve subscribers’ quality of experience (QoE) no matter where they are. Alcatel-Lucent self-organizing network algorithms — a Bell Labs innovation — automate the configuration and optimization of Small Cells, keeping network deployment costs low. With Alcatel-Lucent Small Cells’ higher throughput and faster, more reliable data connections, the uptake of multimedia services is also driven up, increasing revenue. Moreover, the Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution greatly enhances the potential for new, innovative services offerings by providing application programming interfaces (APIs) that can be easily integrated with applications. 2 Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell Solution
  3. 3. The current situation Mobile broadband usage is exploding, fueled by changing communications patterns and the introduction of new wireless devices, such as smartphones, that are making anytime, anywhere multimedia communications an integral part of everyday life. Although operators are planning to significantly boost the capacity of their networks to accommodate this surge in traffic, the reality is that traditional network architectures will still be unable to handle the extra load efficiently or economically. Even with additional cell sites, low data throughput will still be an issue as more and more data users compete for the same spectrum. Additionally, weak signal strength at the periphery of a cell’s coverage area will continue to limit the quality of service at these locations. By extending the reach of mobile networks, Alcatel-Lucent’s Small Cell solution provides a more efficient, cost-effective option for growth. Not only do small cells greatly increase network capacity, but more importantly, they provide dedicated capacity to residents, enterprises, and metro hotspots, where most data usage occurs. Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell Solution 3
  4. 4. Addresses the need for Quality of Experience The Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution dramatically improves the end user’s QoE. By bringing the base station closer to the end-user device, the signal to noise ratio (SINR) is improved, providing faster, more reliable data connections and higher data throughput. Excellent coverage also means With the Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution, mobile operators mobile subscribers experience crystal clear voice quality can cost-effectively target coverage where subscribers need with no dropped calls due to dead zones. The battery life it the most — in the home, enterprise, and public hotspots. of mobile devices is also extended since they now only Users not only benefit from extended network coverage, need to transmit at a very low power. but from localized, dedicated capacity as well (see Figure 1). Figure 1. Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution enhances Quality of Experience Macro cells only Macro cells + small cells Throughput Better coverage distribution Average throughput Average throughput Cell center Better capacity throughput distribution 4 Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell Solution
  5. 5. Addresses the need for new cells while decreasing OPEX and CAPEX Increasing a network’s capacity through the addition of new macro sites is often Figure 2. Small Cells Alcatel-Lucent devices impractical for operators because of regulatory constraints, complexity in finding new sites, the CAPEX investment required, and the installation time needed to deploy them. Alcatel-Lucent’s Small Cell solution solves these problems. Integrate new cells where needed The Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution provides the flexibility to directly target cost-effective network coverage and capacity, and integrate new cells where they are needed most — in the home, enterprise, and metro hotspots. Moreover, they leverage the existing backhaul infrastructure. The Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution uses an existing broadband Internet connection, such as xDSL or fiber, to carry mobile voice and data traffic back to the operator’s core network. As such, deployment of new backhaul facilities is often avoided. Transmission is always secure because IP secure (IPSec) tunnels are established to protect mobile communications between Alcatel-Lucent Small Cells and the core network. Lower installation complexity Alcatel-Lucent Small Cells are self-installed devices that are easily deployed without the complexity associated with macro cell site installation. Small Cells leverage plug-and-play, self-organizing/self-optimization capabilities (SON). With the Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution, site visits by expensive skilled technicians are eliminated: through use of SON technology Small Cells automatically come into service after being connected to a broadband Internet service (see Figure 3). This reduces OPEX and eliminates the need for massive re-provisioning following typical base station installations. Figure 3. Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution plug-and-play capabilities Download Environment Adjust PLUG Authenticate standard PLAY scanning parameters parameter Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell Solution 5
  6. 6. Outstanding performance with Alcatel-Lucent self organizing networks Alcatel-Lucent SON technology is a key element for reducing operational costs, quickly adapting cell sites to network conditions and improving network quality. It significantly reduces network planning and deployment costs, and improves network performance and operational efficiency by automating configuration and optimization (see Figure 4). SON empowers the Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution to automatically configure itself to its surrounding network at power up and enables it to periodically monitor, update and optimize its neighbor relation lists and handover parameters, reducing handover failures by as much as 80 percent. With SON, the Small Cell solution also has the capability to intermittently adjust its transmit power and the scheduling of resource settings to avoid inter-cell interference. Bell Labs studies have found a 20 percent CAPEX savings and 50 percent OPEX savings using SON features. Figure 4. Alcatel-Lucent and a self-organizing network Self-organizing network Commissioning OAM backhaul Continuous Integration optimization Optimization Site acceptance Automatic Self- Inter-cell Load Handover neighbour configuration interference balancing optimization relation 6 Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell Solution
  7. 7. Leverages a flat IP architecture The Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution uses a flat IP architecture (see Figure 5) with direct access to the Internet to substantially reduce CAPEX and offloads traffic from the macro layer. With flat IP, radio access network elements are integrated into the Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell, simplifying network architecture and reducing OPEX. Flat IP also provides low latency, enabling delay-sensitive applications, such as gaming, to run on mobile networks with a much better QoE. Figure 5. Alcatel-Lucent Small Cells Flat IP architecture W-CDMA backhaul W-CDMA macro cell RNC Mobile core Public Internet backhauling Security gateway W-CDMA/LTE small cells Small cells secured traffic Internet Best-in-class network management By combining the strengths of Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireless Management System, Wireless Provisioning System and the Motive Femtocell Device Management Solution (HDM), the Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution takes advantage of proven wireless management capabilities and an industry-leading management solution for TR-069 devices. Alcatel-Lucent HDM manages over 30 million devices, providing zero-touch service provisioning and real-time Alcatel-Lucent Small Cells troubleshooting capabilities. Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell Solution 7
  8. 8. Enabling applications development The Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution enables mobile providers to leverage unique network capabilities, such as location, presence, Quality of Service (QoS) and trusted security for applications development. This can be done by the service provider or third parties. Through the use of APIs that can be integrated with applications, the Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution significantly enhances the potential for innovative services creation. For example: • Small Cell Inform provides presence information generated from the small cell. • Small Cell Locate provides mobile location, enabling the delivery of localized services. • Small Cell Local Connect offloads traffic from the core network by redirecting user traffic in the local network. • Small Cell Intelligent Notification allows a notification message (audio, text or video for example) to be sent based on presence information, to the user or another predefined person. • Small Cell Mobile Extension provides an IP-private branch exchange (PBX) interface connection between the small cell and the enterprise PBX. • Small Cell Net allows a group of small cells to self-organize into a meshed network of extended coverage that continuously monitors and adjusts to other small cells neighbors and changes in the surrounding macro network. Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell’s APIs enables operators to realize new business models in cooperation with application developers and content providers. 8 Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell Solution
  9. 9. A suitable portfolio for any topology The Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell solution is suitable for indoor Figure 6. Alcatel-Lucent Small Cells targeted market segments and outdoor hotspot coverage areas for Wideband-Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks (see Figure 6). Residential indoor The Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell portfolio enhances QoE in: • Homes for residential services • Enterprises for business services Enterprise indoor • Public area hotspots such as shopping malls, train stations, city squares and rural locations • Buildings to complement or substitute distributed antenna Public indoor systems (DAS) for capacity expansion Public outdoor Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell Solution 9
  10. 10. Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell Solution Portfolio Small Cell solution for the home • Addresses the residential market need for high-speed data and crystal clear voice • Application enabled for delivery of at-home services • Integrated management and customer care service • Used with either open or closed access (restricted to predefined users) • Self-installed by the end user Small Cell solution for the enterprise • Addresses the enterprise market need for coverage and high-speed data • Application enabled for delivery of business applications (such as connection to a PBX) • Integrated management and customer-care service • Used with either open or closed access (restricted to predefined users) • Self-installed by local IT team Small Cell solution for the metro • Addresses indoor and outdoor public hotspot coverage and capacity needs • Used with open access • Installed by the operator or building owner For more information on Alcatel-Lucent products please go to: Alcatel, Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent and the Alcatel-Lucent logo are trademarks of Alcatel-Lucent. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The information presented is subject to change without notice. Alcatel-Lucent assumes no responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein. Copyright © 2010 Alcatel-Lucent. All rights reserved. CPG1649100107 (02)