Small cells are low-powered radio access nodes used in densely populated urban areas to increase range and capacity for the next evolution of cellular standards. The advantages of a small cell system indoors include improved coverage, very small footprint, lower cost and higher flexibility than picocells?or distributed antenna systems.
Corning SpiderCloud built the world’s first scalable indoor small cell system that works. One system, comprised of one services node, can manage up to 125 dual-carrier LTE radio nodes, providing reliable coverage and capacity for sites up to one million square feet. Our small cell system architecture enables mobile operators to deliver reliable mobile services to enterprises and venues. Corning’s 5G small cell nodes offer a smooth path to adding 5G to the thousands of LTE Enterprise RAN (E-RAN) systems available today.