CommScope to Provide Sprint with Small Cells for In-building Wireless
May 2, 2016
CommScope, a leader in communications network infrastructure solutions, today announced that Sprint has committed to an extensive deployment of S1000 small cells for use in traffic-intensive small and medium-sized business locations.
Deployment of the CommScope S1000 small cells is designed to deliver even faster data speeds indoors and ensure a high quality LTE experience as part of Sprint’s network densification plan. The S1000 also supports the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology, allowing Sprint to provide managed Wi-Fi hotspot services to enterprises such as retail and restaurant chains.
“The CommScope S1000 small cell, with its support for 2.5GHz LTE and managed Wi-Fi, is a highly cost-effective way for us to give our customers even faster data speeds indoors,” said Jay Bluhm, vice president of network development and engineering, Sprint. “Femtos are an important part of our densification and optimization strategy, enabling us to more efficiently support new services and meet the growing demand for data.”
S1000 small cells enable a turnkey wireless solution for small- and medium-sized offices and retail locations that need superior wireless services for both employees and visitors. Based upon Qualcomm® FSM™ small cell and Qualcomm® VIVE™ Wi-Fi chipsets, the S1000 supports both 2.5 GHz TD-LTE and 802.11ac dual-band, dual-concurrent Wi-Fi in a cost-effective, power efficient and compact form factor.
The S1000 can be self-installed, thanks to a hybrid self-organizing network (SON) approach that combines the automated provisioning function of CommScope’s Device Management System (DMS) with the use of Qualcomm® UltraSON™ technology in the device. This capability simplifies installation and optimizes coexistence with macro networks and neighboring small cells. As a result, S1000 small cells provide improved in-building cellular experience with a very low total cost of ownership.