Cisco goes big into small cells

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For more discussion on mobility, visit the Service Provider Mobility Community: https://communities.cisco.com/community/solutions/sp/mobility/

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Cisco goes big into small cells

  1. 1. Cisco Goes Big Into Small CellsPosted by krosenth Feb 28, 2012At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Cisco introduced the industrys first carrier-grade, end-to-end Wi-Fi infrastructure to incorporate Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA)-approved Next GenerationHotspot (NGH) technology, providing mobile users with "simple, seamless, secure" access acrossmultiple heterogeneous access networks.Ciscos Service Provider Wi-Fi Solution is designed to help operators address capacity constraints fromspectrum limitations; scale coverage effectively; deliver seamless experiences across varying networks;save on capital and operational costs, and manage the explosion in mobile traffic, devices and newservices.Following the announcement, executives from a number of major service providers joined Cisco CEOJohn Chambers to discuss how theyve partnered with Cisco to deliver innovative mobile services with anew generation of intelligent "small cell" solutions, including Cisco femtocells and access points.One other customer made a video appearance today -- executives from BT and Cisco released a video onLondons growing mobile broadband network, which includes thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots powered byCiscos SP Wi-Fi solution, and the impact it has on the citys people and economy.Todays announcement solidifies Ciscos leadership position in the small cell market. With over 12million small cell access points in service today, the majority of which can now be upgraded to supportNGH, Cisco has the most experience delivering the widest range of Wi-Fi solutions available.With deployments ranging from in-flight Wi-Fi to retail hotspots to stadium and large venue coverage,Ciscos small cell story is getting bigger every day. For more discussion on mobility, visit the Service Provider Mobility Community: https://communities.cisco.com/community/solutions/sp/mobility/

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