ACS is a leader in the integration of Enterprise Small Cell in both urban and enterprise settings.
We have formal integrator relationships with most of the Small Cell providers and platforms. We are unique in understanding the challenges that may occur in small cell implementation.
It provides a vehicle to move mobile broadband from a consumer play to a business client engagement. Small Cell inside of the enterprise has opportunity for monetization, backhaul offload, subsidized coverage, and cloud-like services delivered at the edge. ACS is a Network Builder partner with Intel building practical solutions for x86 functions attached to the Small Cell.
In-Building Small Cell (Enterprise)
Small Cells are a critical component of LTE-A and subsequent 5G networks. Small Cells are low powered RANs (radio access nodes) that function as small cellular base stations for mobile voice/text/data/video traffic. Office buildings, campuses, stadiums, and concert venues are just some of the sites requiring high levels of network reliability, coverage, quality of service and security. Integrating in-building small cells into these types of venues provides the infrastructure and bandwidth to satisfy the capacity needs of mobile traffic. ACS is doing more than just helping deploy and integrate small cell platforms for coverage and bandwidth holes. The challenges of Enterprise Small Cell bring another stakeholder into the process, the client’s IT department. We have the skills to work with the Service Provider and the IT department to position the Service Provider for Mobile UC, Location Services, IoT, M2M and other Small Cell-enabled offerings.
Urban and Enterprise Small Cell (IOT & M2M)
Mobile broadband traffic demand continues to increase at exponential rates. Carriers and operators are satisfying this growth with the installation of macro-cells to provide coverage. But the ever-increasing demand for sufficient bandwidth as a result of the Internet of Things compels carriers to focus on network densification. The proliferation of in-building small cells provides additional coverage and spectrum reuse without requiring the costly investment in macro-cell deployment.
Machine to Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) will further expand the need for small cell solutions. ACS works with the operators to leverage Small Cell coverage to provide mini-ecosystems of IoT or M2M support environments. The x86 function attached to the Small Cell is a green field for further enabling and expanding the function of IoT.
Small Cell Urban
ACS’ urban settings focus gives customers a better understanding of how Urban Small Cell can assist with the challenges of video and the Internet of Things. In this space, we offer engineering and integration services that are especially well-suited in non-DAS environments where support for industrial settings, high video usage, and the build-out for utility IoT and Connected Car infrastructure is essential.