[Infographic] Indoor Small Cells - Meeting Current and Future Communication Needs


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During the most chaotic of times, when clear, rapid communication isn't just a luxury but an absolute necessity, Small Cell technology makes all the difference.

When one phone call can be tantamount to life or death, a secure, reliable connection and accurate transmission of location information are of the utmost importance.

And Small Cell technology plays an important role in so many other facets of our lives--from when we set foot into our office during the weekday, to when we stop at the mall or enjoy a sports game on the weekends.

To learn more about the current and future role of Small Cells in addressing the growing needs of the public and private sector for greater voice and data coverage and capacity indoors, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/smallcell

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[Infographic] Indoor Small Cells - Meeting Current and Future Communication Needs

  1. 1. my SMS 911 911 { { A Guide to Mission-Critical Communication Mobile networks have never mattered more. Connections are set to double and data traffic will increase 11-fold over the next five years. SMALL CELLS: INDOOR Deploy location awareness to better marketing campaigns target 9.7 million buildings It’s estimated that Small Cells can benefit Enterprises increasingly view ‘five bars everywhere’ coverage as an essential amenity, not a luxury. Furthermore, it is critical for saving lives. Emergency responders rely on location services to accurately pinpoint callers in distress. Hospitals and Public Health Facilities Malls, Transport Hubs and Sports Venues Hotels and Convention Centers Large Office Towers 80%of mobile usage happens indoors 20%of traffic served outdoors Enable doctors to communicate rapidlyin situations life or death Provide ID access to that are sensitive locations Give roaming guests coverage and capacity flawless Improve business with instant videoconferencing relationships Enhance customer and brands experience Subdivide and coverage options augment Alert taxis and other forms of in G7 countries, a 2013 report commissioned by Small Cell Forum notes. Data indicate Small Cells can benefit key verticals where indoor activity is highest: 91%of American adults own a cellphone 85%of businesses say mobile technology has positively affected productivity 48%of businesses have a bring your own device (BYOD) policy How can these networks be designed, managed and operated to handle the indoor coverage and capacity? in overcrowding situations transportation Multi-technology small cells (3G/4G/Wi-Fi) provide increased voice and data coverage and capacity indoors at a significantly lower cost than other solutions on the market. Complexity Cost Capacity Good enough is not acceptable In order to respond rapidly to life-threatening crises, emergency medical personnel must rely on indoor calls to go through on the first try. In 2014,a survey of 911 personnel revealed that: 76% of 911are made with mobile phones 64% of mobile calls are made indoors 79%say they need accurate location information within 15 seconds of a call’s arrival 82%do not have a great deal of confidence in the location data they receive 54%say latitude and longitude data showing a caller’s location is ‘regularly’ inaccurate Proposed rules by the Federal Communications Commission would set deadlines for improving the location accuracy of indoor 911 calls within 50 meters of a phone, NBC News reports: 2 years 67% accuracy 5 years 80% accuracy Switch profiles automatically when people leave the macro network and enter the Small Cell indoor coverage area Enable Short Message Service (SMS) alerts when entering a Small Cell Indoor coverage area Public Services Prepare for the next generation of integrated Small Cells The future is bright: Integrate mobile handsets with enterprise PBX dial plans and services Provide local access to an enterprise LAN Improve speed and accuracy with which callers are located indoors Process more vertical location data to assist in emergency calls at high-rise buildings Enterprise Services Emergency Response Services And you don’t have to do it alone that could benefit from Small Cell Enterprise Select brings operators together with global enterprises partners to reach the 9.7 Small Cells buildings million Source 1: “Cisco Small Cells: What’s New.” http://www.cisco.com/ Source 2: “Cisco Licensed Small Cell Solution: Reduce Costs, Improve Coverage and Capacity.” http://www.cisco.com/ Source 3: “Mobile Industry Leaders Provide A Glimpse Of Our Future”. http://www.cisco.com/ Source 4:“The Business Case for Enterprise Small Cells”, pages 5-6, 60.Real Wireless Ltd. Nov. 20, 2013. Source 5: “Survey of 9-1-1 Dispatchers Finds Many Indoor Callers Cannot Be Located on Wireless Phones”. Find Me 911 Coalition. April 24, 2014. http://findme911.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PSAP-survey-release_final.pdf Source 6: “Why Calling 911 on Your Cellphone Is Not Always a Good Idea”. Weisbaum, Herb. CNBC via NBC News.May 7, 2014. http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/why-calling-911-your-cell-not-always-good-idea-n99736 Source 7: “Cell phone ownership hits 91% of adults”. Rainie, Lee. June 6, 2013. Pew Research Center. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/06/06/cell-phone-ownership-hits-91-of-adults/ Source 8: “Sage SMB Survey on Mobile Devices”. Sage Software. March 2013. http://na.sage.com/~/media/site/sagena/documents/surveys/MobileSurvey_US Sources To learn more about Small Cells, go to www.cisco.com/go/smallcell