Outdoor Wireless Networks
MacrocellA Macrocell is a mobile network site that extends RF coverage over a radius of one mile and greater. A macrocell facilitates the connection between the cellphone and the large area network.
Small Cell is a mobile network cell that is designed to operate at a shorter range than a macrocell, but with the benefit of offering increased speeds and greater inbuilding penetration. Small cell encompasses microcell which covers a radius from 1,000ft. down to 500ft., and picocell which covers 750ft. down to 100ft.
Centralized Radio Access Networks are an evolution of older distributed architecture networks. A centralized baseband unit manages a series of distributed remote radio units in a cell, improving efficiency and resilience.