Accelerate the Mobile Internet
The Cisco 3G Small Cell is a self-contained small cell base station that can be quickly and easily deployed to enterprise locations and is part of the end-to-end Cisco Small Cell Solution. The 3G Small Cell delivers mobile operators a rapid and cost-effective deployment solution for increasing coverage and capacity, creating a new platform for mobile broadband services.
Features and Capabilities
Building on the proven Cisco Small Cell Solution for the home, the Cisco 3G Small Cell generates a high-quality 3G signal inside offices, shops, and public spaces. It uses broadband backhaul for rapid deployment and low-cost operation.
The 3G Small Cell delivers high-performance 3G coverage indoors to enhance the mobile user experience, while empowering operators to significantly reduce infrastructure costs. It supports bidirectional handover with the macro network. It also operates in open access mode so all customers in the office or shop can get the benefit of improved coverage and fast data speeds.
Increased mobile network capacity and coverage indoors, where it's most needed. Usage reports show that up to 80 percent of mobile traffic today occurs indoors and while people are stationary.
Reduced network and operations costs. By having a self-contained small cell radio, mobile operators have the ability to quickly and easily deploy either with a desktop-mounted solution or a wall-mounted solution.
Install, power-up, and go with zero touch configuration. There are no extra steps required to enable the 3G Small Cell to be up and running in a DHCP environment. This approach can quickly provide 3G coverage to end users.
Highly secure, carrier-grade 3G base station technology. The 3G Small Cell Module provides the technology equivalent of an in-building mini cell tower. The device is highly secure and fully managed by the mobile operator to provide for 3G signals inside an office or enterprise.
Standards-based. The 3G Small Cell operates as a Home Node B (HNB) in the standard 3GPP Architecture for small cells and is connected to the network with the specified Iuh interface. This architecture provides for rapid deployment and multivendor interoperability.
Specifications at a Glance
- High-performance 3G voice and data
- Up to 16 simultaneous voice or data sessions and 32 simultaneous RRC connected users
- Open access and closed access support
- Service prioritized for 3G users
- Plug-and-play customer installation for quick, low-cost deployment
- Output power optimized for localized deployments to simplify cell planning
- Standard DC power supply makes it easy for customers to connect