Small Cells

Md7 Partners with Overlay to Develop Scout App

January 22, 2019

MOBILE AUGMENTED REALITY FOR RAPID SMALL CELL DEPLOYMENTS SAN DIEGO, CA, and MENLO PARK, CA – January 23, 2019 – Md7 and Overlay have partnered to develop Scout, a cutting-edge computer vision and mobile augmented reality app, to accelerate the site acquisition and land surveying process for small cells in the wireless industry.   Scout…

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Streamlining Small Cells Entitlements at the State Level

June 4, 2018

At last week’s Connectivity Expo or “Connect (X)” show in Charlotte, North Carolina, panel moderators and audiences alike asked the tower companies and carriers whether they were looking for intervention by the Federal Communications Commission to help streamline the entitlement process for small cells at the federal level.  It might surprise you to hear that…

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Top Barriers for Small Cells

April 23, 2018

The United Kingdom based Small Cell Forum recently released their annual Small Cell Market Status Report which included a wealth of statistics and trends about the rapidly evolving deployments of small cells worldwide.  The report included a list of top barriers to small cell deployments as identified through a survey of 78 different mobile network…

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Why do we need small cells? (Updated)

March 13, 2018

Explaining Small Cells to New Community – Part 2 In an initial post about explaining small cells to a new community, we commented that one should “keep it simple when trying to answer a community’s or jurisdiction’s initial question – What is a small cell?” Once you have answered that question, the next question that…

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Why Small Cells Matter

February 26, 2018

In an era where roughly 77% of adults in the United States now own a smartphone, to say that network capacity is critical is something of an understatement. This is before you begin to think about the Internet of Things and the impending data explosion that it’s about to bring with it – there will…

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Solving the Small Cell Puzzle

January 29, 2018

By Brian Mackey, Md7 Land Use Your RF engineer wants a small cell on this utility pole. Your construction manager prefers that streetlight pole. The City Planner says neither pole is acceptable and asks you to move the site 1/4 mile down the road, away from nearby houses. How do you please everyone? Our Land…

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Explaining Small Cells to a New Community

December 11, 2017

Answering the simple question, “what is a small cell?” can get complicated.  Do not let this happen when you are approaching a new community or municipality with a small cell zoning request.   If you ask an RF engineer, “what is a small cell?” you may get an equally complex, but very different answer than…

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Snapshot of the Small Cell Market – Jurisdictions

November 27, 2017

Most in the industry tend to picture small cells as an “easier project,” due to the nature of the technology and build. It is logical, as typically, small cells commonly consist of few smaller antennas and RRUs, that are placed on either a light pole or utility pole in the public ROW, or possibly concealed…

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