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Small cellular base stations or small cells are low-powered radio access points that improve 3G and 4G cellular coverage in order to increase capacity and backhaul traffic at a lower cost. Small cells, which can consist of femtocells, picocells and macrocells, allow mobile operators to deploy IP based devices using the existing IP infrastructure while providing a seamless evolution to IMS. There are many challenges providers face regarding 3G and 4G capacity issues that small cell sites can address. By utilizing small cells, additional spectrum, HSPA+, LTE, WiFi offload and femtocells all attempt to add more wireless broadband capacity and coverage. Therefore, in order to reduce the number of 3G and 4G coverage holes, operators can deploy large numbers of small cell sites at the 3G and 4G macrocell cell edges.
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