5G Small Cell Networks

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Small cell network solutions are enterprise-ready, easy to scale, and fourth utility crucial 

What is a small cell network?

What is a small cell network?

Small cells are low-powered radio access nodes used in densely populated urban areas to increase range and capacity for the next evolution of cellular standards. The advantages of a small cell system indoors include improved coverage, very small footprint, lower cost and higher flexibility than picocells or distributed antenna systems.

Corning SpiderCloud built the world’s first scalable indoor small cell system that works. One system, comprised of one services node, can manage up to 125 dual-carrier LTE radio nodes, providing reliable coverage and capacity for sites up to one million square feet. Our small cell system architecture enables mobile operators to deliver reliable mobile services to enterprises and venues. Corning’s 5G small cells offer a smooth path to adding 5G to the thousands of LTE Enterprise RAN (E-RAN) systems available today.

 

SpiderCloud Enterprise RAN (E-RAN)

SpiderCloud Enterprise RAN (E-RAN)

Enterprise Friendly Deployment

Corning’s SpiderCloud LTE E-RAN is easy to deploy. It is deployed over an Ethernet LAN, just like Wi-Fi. In many enterprise installations, E-RAN is paired with our Software Defined LAN (SD-LAN) to meet physical separation policies, deliver PoE+ service at the edge, and enable power protection. E-RAN can also share the enterprise LAN via private VLAN. E-RAN’s power-efficient small cells work over POE+ and Cat5e. There is no need to pull cumbersome co-ax cables. The Self-Organizing Network (SON) software resident on SpiderCloud’s services node automatically configures the radio nodes, so technicians don’t have to.

High Capacity

Every network has capacity hotspots. E-RAN offers massive capacity where you need it. A SpiderCloud system deployed in a large building can offer as many as 250 sectors of capacity, delighting customers and offloading all the mobile devices inside the building from burdening the outdoor macro network.

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Deployment

E-RAN is deployed like a Wi-Fi network throughout a commercial structure (see drawing to the right) and uses an SD-LAN based Ethernet VLAN for secure indoor transport. When throughput per sq. ft. matters, E-RAN shines. The E-RAN can use existing internet capacity or a new Internet access to connect to the operator core network. There is no need for expensive private network solutions like Metro Ethernet or MPLS to connect an E-RAN’s services node to the mobile core

Radio Node Family

Radio nodes are small and low profile with a similar profile to Wi-Fi Access Points. The E-RAN platform offers a wide range of radio nodes for many different applications and mobile operator configurations. All models are powered by PoE+ (802.11at) Ethernet switch ports.

Grow your Business with E-RAN

Corning SpiderCloud helps mobile operators acquire and retain high-value enterprise subscribers, as well as win the loyalty of data-hungry smartphone users. Dependable coverage and massive in-building capacity makes it possible to offer new, cloud-based, enterprise applications, and future innovations. 5G cellular services are easily layered onto the LTE E-RAN with a simple software update and installation of our 5G E-RAN system in the building.

Solution Selected by Leading Operators

SpiderCloud Wireless’s customers include two of the three major mobile operators in the United States along with two of the largest mobile operator groups globally.

Why Small Cell?

Why Small Cell?

SpiderCloud provides scalable and seamless cellular coverage and capacity for in-building networks and venues, all over your existing LAN. Combined with Corning® Optical Network Evolution (ONE™) Solutions, you now have access to a full-solution portfolio including fiber and power, software-defined LAN (SD LAN), small cell, and cellular DAS.

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