Global mobile traffic has been displaying a steady 100-120% annual growth over the last few years and is likely to increase by 18 times from 2011 to 2016 , with an average CAGR of 78%.
Mobile operators will have to take intensive efforts to cope with ever-increasing loads on their networks. The immediate step that suggests itself is to increase the number of cells serving the subscribers. Indeed, the fewer the subscribers using one base station, the larger the share they get in the cell’s capacity.
Project aims to develop a self-organization technology for small LTE (Long Term Evolution) cells and commercialize its implementation in a product under the same brand name. The product is an enterprise LTE small base station (femtocell). Femtocell is a small simplified low powe base station used by carrier to improve its coverage and capacity.
The novelty of the proposed solution lies in the synergy of the small cell concept and innovative self-organization algorithms. The product will be designed in such a way that the biggest possible number of femtocell setup, control and optimization processes will run in automatic standalone mode with minimum human intervention, thus allowing operators to integrate hundreds of thousands of small cells without a leap in operating expenses and loss of the radio access network efficiency.