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Providing additional capacity in hyper dense areas or covering unserved ones, complementing current macro base stations deployments.

With the ever-growing demand for faster data speeds, on-the-move video streaming and instant access to the latest mobile applications, meeting user expectations in busy urban areas is a key challenge for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). Network congestion and a lack of capacity in high-footfall locations impacts user experience and increases the risk of churn.

In urban areas network densification is often best achieved by locating low power cells on street furniture. Capacity and coverage are increased through line of sight to mobile devices at street level. Cellnex’s independent, neutral-host solution provides operators with the confidence assured by working with a trusted partner. Our end-to-end Small Cells deployment service is built on our rights to use street assets for communications equipment. Managed deployment removes the complexity involved in dealing with multiple parties, permitting, and traffic management. Operational sites are managed by our service desk, ensuring reliable service. Deep design expertise and our extensive experience of street deployments enables us to provide a smooth, efficient delivery of the network. A Small Cell deployment can be operational in a matter of weeks, compared to the many months or years it typically takes to deploy a macro site.

In places where it’s difficult for a macro to serve, putting in a Small Cell frees up capacity on the macro and improves its performance. But more than that, experience has shown that Small Cells capture new traffic too, enhancing the customer experience and growing your market.

As the UK’s largest independent telecoms infrastructure provider, Cellnex has access to many hundreds of thousands of street furniture assets across London and other urban areas. These include lamp posts, CCTV columns, and kiosks. With new assets and locations becoming available all the time, it’s easy to flex your coverage and capacity as needed. Plus, our neutral-host approach allows all our MNO partners to access the assets on equitable terms and in the most cost-efficient way.

Providing additional capacity in hyper dense areas or covering unserved ones, complementing current macro base stations deployments. With the ever-growing demand for faster data speeds, on-the-move video streaming and instant eo streaming and instant access to the latest mobile applications, meeting user expectations in busy urban areas is a key challenge for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). Network congestion and a lack of capacity in high-footfall locations impacts user experience and increases the risk of churn.

In urban areas network densification is often best achieved by locating low power cells on street furniture. Capacity and coverage are increased through line of sight to mobile devices at street level. Cellnex’s independent, neutral-host solution provides operators with the confidence assured by working with a trusted partner. Our end-to-end Small Cells deployment service is built on our rights to use street assets for communications equipment. Managed deployment removes the complexity involved in dealing with multiple parties, permitting, and traffic management. Operational sites are managed by our service desk, ensuring reliable service. Deep design expertise and our extensive experience of street deployments enables us to provide a smooth, efficient delivery of the network. A Small Cell deployment can be operational in a matter of weeks, compared to the many months or years it typically takes to deploy a macro site.

In places where it’s difficult for a macro to serve, putting in a Small Cell frees up capacity on the macro and improves its performance. But more than that, experience has shown that Small Cells capture new traffic too, enhancing the customer experience and growing your market.

As the UK’s largest independent telecoms infrastructure provider, Cellnex has access to many hundreds of thousands of street furniture assets across London and other urban areas. These include lamp posts, CCTV columns, and kiosks. With new assets and locations becoming available all the time, it’s easy to flex your coverage and capacity as needed. Plus, our neutral-host approach allows all our MNO partners to access the assets on equitable terms and in the most cost-efficient way.

The benefits

Coverage from all UK Mobile Network Operators on a single solution.

Eliminates dropped calls and slow mobile internet; ensures seamless voice and data communications throughout your building.

The right combination of upfront and recurring charges to suit your business.

Our established relationships with all UK MNOs reduces the complexity of dealing with multiple parties.

An end-to-end service, including design, installation, management of MNO connections, system monitoring, and maintenance.

Coverage from all UK Mobile Network Operators on a single solution.

Eliminates dropped calls and slow mobile internet; ensures seamless voice and data communications throughout your building.

The right combination of upfront and recurring charges to suit your business.

Our established relationships with all UK MNOs reduces the complexity of dealing with multiple parties.

An end-to-end service, including design, installation, management of MNO connections, system monitoring, and maintenance.

Services

  • Hosted Location
  • Connected Location
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Cellnex Hosted Location enables Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to enhance outdoor capacity and roll out 5G connectivity in built-up areas by placing Small Cells on street furniture – on CCTV columns, lamp posts, advertising hoardings, kiosks and more. This swift and simple alternative to building new towers or rooftop sites, delivers the coverage and capacity exactly where it is needed – at street level and with line of sight to mobile devices. 

Our rights to use street assets for communications equipment, can give you access to many hundreds of thousand of locations in dense urban environments. We take care of structural approvals, power connection and install the Small Cell equipment. All operational sites are fully supported by our service desk. 

 

 The result is the smooth, efficient provision of the network you need, where you need it. With new assets and locations becoming available all the time, it’s easier than ever to solve capacity pinch points. 

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Providing a complete solution for small cells, Cellnex UK’s Connected Location solution offers Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) a combination of asset, power, and connectivity – all in one place. Building on the principles of Hosted Location, which provides the asset and power supply, Cellnex is able to provide the connectivity too. Essentially removing the backhaul burden from MNOs, Connected Location instead allows Cellnex to meet that requirement using a dark fibre solution. 

We have continued to develop our pilot deployment in Hammersmith and Fulham – the UK’s first plug and play, 5G-enabled network for Small Cells – which comprises 90 street asset locations connected by 15km of dark fibre, to help shape our approach. Enabling the C-RAN architecture that will allow 5G to flourish, Connected Location comes with added benefits in the form of technology futureproofing; dark fibre costs remain the same no matter the bandwidth required, and provide a long-term 5G solution, one that can handle backhaul, fronthaul, low latency, and C-RAN. 

 

Connected Location is a standardised solution that can be replicated across London boroughs and other cities. It offers a neutral host, shared platform for clusters of asset locations that multiple MNOs can use, taking advantage of shared economics and decoupling future increases in capacity demand from rises in the cost of transmission. 

 Our solution will deliver connectivity back to where the MNOs need it, and will include a location to house base band units as required. Connected Location allows MNOs to deploy urban capacity solutions strategically, rather that tackling hotspots in a piecemeal way.  

Siza – Distributed Antenna System (DAS)

Connected Street Infrastructure In London: Leading the way in connecting Small Cell assets to dark fibre

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Cellnex UK’s unrivalled deployment experience has enabled us to optimise delivery processes. These ensure reliable deployment of Small Cells in the shortest possible timeframe.

Mike Harrison

Head of Product & Solutions, Cellnex UK

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