4 Ways in Which Small Cell Can Impact the Future
Nearly half a decade ago, there was a wave of in the mass deployment of small cell attachments. In the past 2 years, the deployment has witnessed a small lag. It was only last year that the deployment posed a lot of potential to pick up.
Below is a list of some of the future prediction and impacts that surround the current small cell proliferation.
1. Impact on the Joint Use Asset Management Experts
There have been at least over 10,000 small cell attachments which have been deployed across the country. This number has been estimated to increase exponentially before 2020. The consumer demand for fast and wireless technology has grown tremendously over the years.
Over the decade, the wireless data usage has increased by over 40 times. There are more wireless devices in the country as compared to people. This is estimated which at least one in five households fully dependent on a smartphone as a main source of home internet.
The upsurge of such attachments poses impacts on the joint use community. There should be a preparation for the increase of inquiries and requests by asset owners. The deployment rates are set to trickle in with fast rates.
2. Increase of One Touch Make Ready
Over the past years, there have been several policies passed to increase the deployment speed of small cell attachments throughout the country. The firm has allowed for attachment of the plant firm for removal of all equipment and wires attached to the pole to prepare for a new attachment. Time was given to ensure that the firms adhered to the law of removal of all equipment from the pole.
This was either performed in single or multiple trips towards the pole’s location. The addition of billing, contracts, and paperwork resulted in a quicker turnaround time. However, it was met with opposition by established providers as it seemed to favor the developing providers. It also posed risk of damage for the outdated equipment.
3. Small Cell Support through 5G
It has been left up to communications providers to ensure that their networks can handle the 5G high speed wireless device. This will pave way for a wave of numerous inventions and technologies set to be rolled out in the coming years.
The next phase of wireless service will provide fast speeds and stronger connections. However, the bigger question is how the 5G service will be different from the various provider services. This is bound to create an impact in the future. This is estimated to account for 5% of the funds spent on wireless network infrastructure. With this figure set to be increased 8 times in the coming 5 years.
4. Strong Fiber Demand
There are other related type of blackhaul which will be used depending on the nature of the small cell location. However, it remains clear that the wireless providers feel much comfortable with the capacity and reliability of fiber. The rolling out of 5G service in bound to increase the expenditure on fiber.