Telecom Industry Services and Infrastructure

Date of Publication: Aug 23, 2013
Driven by large scale LTE investments and the high penetration of embedded WiFi capability in consumer electronic devices, both fixed and mobile, a number of wireless carriers are taking a keen interest in WiFi enabled LTE gateways. A WiFi enabled LTE small cell gateway (or base station) is an emerging network element, which has an LTE interface towards the carrier network and a WiFi interface towards the end user device.  A vast majority of these base station deployments are likely to be in a small cell configuration.