Today’s wireless 24/7, anywhere, any-device communications has driven us, both figuratively and physically to the Edge. Whether it’s the inability to place a call or a painfully slow video stream, when we are unable to connect and communicate there is a certain on-the-edge-angst we all feel. It’s also a sure sign that we are literally at the edge of today’s wireless network.
The macro cellular network is simply not designed for life at the edge. You’ve no doubt experienced the failure every day as demand for universal coverage and or capacity requirements for data driven applications are hit or miss. Wireless communications is a balance of dynamic demand and rapidly changing coverage requirements. It’s just the fact of life, living on the edge.
The Edge can literally be anywhere we spend our days working, playing, living… It’s also where the cellular network fails to deliver the service required to meet today’s expanding wireless needs. So what’s the solution? Aggressive Edge Densification.
Edge Densification is a key driver behind Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets). It means increasing the radio throughput per square meter with solutions that augment the macro cellular tower network by maximizing fiber assets from the MNO demarcation point deep into the Edge and leveraging multiple RAN technologies to densify radio access.
SOLiD’s portfolio of optical transport solutions and robust Distributed Antenna and Repeater Systems are designed specifically to satisfy the needs of Carriers, 3POs, VARs and Middleprise venue owners. SOLiD optical solutions not only serve mobile fronthaul and backhaul, but are also perfect for Gigabit broadhand access networks. The Edge presents a myriad of challenges, SOLiD answers with flexible solutions that densify the edge.
"Densification in the Middleprise": A conversation about densification with Ken Sandfeld, President of SOLiD America (SenzaFili/RCR Wireless News)
The Edge is where the cellular network fails to deliver the service required to meet today’s expanding wireless needs. So what’s the solution? Aggressive Edge Densification.
SOLiD explores the industry's biggest opportunity... and challenge! Edge Denisification.
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