Outdoor Wireless Networks

Outdoor Wireless Networks

Macrocell

A 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

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.

C-RAN

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.

 

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