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Level Setting the Road to HetNet

Small Cell Forum MWC 2016 Sponsor Presentation: At&T

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Level Setting the Road to HetNet

  1. 1. © 2016 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, Globe logo, Mobilizing Your World and DIRECTV are registered trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. February 24, 2016 Level Setting the Road to HetNet Mobile World Congress Gordon Mansfield Vice President – RAN & Device Design, AT&T
  2. 2. 2 The Road to Densification Carriers have different starting points Level Setting Demand HetNet Transformation Dense Urban, Urban, Suburban, Rural Macro, Micro, Pico Projecteddemand requires capacity Capacity& Speed triggers Demand drives operators to acquire spectrum, densify and consider unlicensed options Yesterday – a mixture of solutions Tomorrow – HetNet blending cellular, WiFi, and customer experience Natural transition to 5G ©2016 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Level Setting Macro Sites Densification of Established Grid Height >70’ 20-70’ Indoors Radius 0.5-20 mi <0.5 mi varies Power >40W 20W-1W 1W-50mW Macro Micro/Pico Micro/Pico 3 Outdoors SmallCell term is being used to mean many things – the best representation of the term is below the clutterand indoor Network density is importantfor network capacity • Operators will design their networks with a mix of macro and small cells • Densification will occur from the outside-in • A blend of macro-micro-pico below the clutter will emerge ©2016 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. H E T N E T • Public Cellular • Enterprise Cellular • Enterprise WiFi Funnel • CapEx • OpEx • Cycle Time $$$ • Layers • Capacity • Transport Management Yesterday Femtocell & WiFi Repeaters & WiFi Home office / Small office Commercial Repeaters (passive) SmallCells & WiFi Macro DAS (3rd Party Owned) DAS (Operator Owned) Tomorrow (HetNet) Macro (outdoor) Micro CRAN Pico Low Power / Low Capacity Micro Low Power / Higher Capacity WiFi DAS Landscape ……..the Road to HetNet Densifying outside to inside Considerations Yesterday Tomorrow  A blend of macro, micro, pico  Cellular and WiFi Convergence4 ©2016 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. --Macro-- Optimize additional carrier deployments --Micro-- Drop below the clutter Cellular and WiFi Convergence --Pico-- Cellular and WiFi Convergence Enterprise solutions Contiguous Spectrum, Densification, LTE-U/LAA Why Small Cells? Macro / WiFi Urban Micro/ Pico Densification Strongest overall footprint Densification Core Coverage w/ rural roaming Micro/Pico WiFi Unlicensed Network density + Balanced low/high Spectrum = Surgical densification over next 2-3 years Carrier Adds Macro / Micro 5 IndoorsMacro Micro/Pico Micro/Pico Outdoors ©2016 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. 6 Densification Driven by Spectrum Exhaust  A blendof macro,micro, pico  Licensedand unlicensedconvergence Urban Suburban Rural CapacitySolutionsMorphologyof Densification Urban Solution: Micro/Picocells Suburban Solution: Macro/Micro Spectralassets • Grow LTE carriers Densify Macro: • Sectorsplits • High band densification Micro/Picosolutions: • Outdoorbelow the clutter • Indoorsolutions • LTE Licensed/Unlicensed Rural Solution: Macro cells ©2016 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. 7 Laying a Foundation for 5G Densification HetNet Transformationto 5G Demand drives operators to acquire spectrum, densify and consider unlicensed options Macro-Micro-Pico Laying a foundation for 5G transformation Blending cellular, WiFi, and customer experience Mobile Video Cloud & Security IoT Global LTE / WiFi HetNet Home Monitoring Car Equipment Traffic Telehealth Meters FitnessSoil Retail Tracking Lighting ©2016 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Questions?

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