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Taqua Small Cells Allow for the Evolution of Fixed-Mobile Convergence
October 15, 2012
By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor
All the talk about small cells is not going away as the demand for broadband solutions on the go continues to rise. As a viable telecommunications options, small cells are being deployed at such a rate that the market is expected to quadruple by 2016.
According to this news release, the world has become more mobile than what the current networks can handle, and small cells are being used to take up the slack where traffic gets heavy. The smartphone and tablet computer explosion means data streaming across networks have put a strain on carriers who increasingly are taking on femto and picocells to resolve their issues.
The Dell’ (News - Alert)Oro Group released a report recently that says small cells will continue to play a major role in helping carriers keep robust networks going for their customers and beef up the signal as more LTE (News - Alert) is expected across urban areas. Small cells are not the complete answer, however, as Wi-Fi is expected to provide much of the backhaul needed. And existing macro networks will continue to play a vital role as well.
The industry is paying close attention to the projections made by the Dell’Oro Group because the company has for years been a trusted source of information regarding the telecommunications market; information on which the industry has made accurate strategic decisions.
Taqua (News - Alert), a next generation telecommunications company, has more than a decade of experience in the industry offering quality systems and applications. Taqua has become a leader in not only supplying IP peering and convergence switching, but in small cell deployment solutions.
To that end, Taqua’s small cell core allows mobile operators access to the solutions they need to evolve their fixed-mobile convergence capabilities. Taqua knew early on that as the mobile industry started dealing with network capacity issues, small cells would be part of the solution. Taqua’s small cells are now offering carriers an efficient deployment option that is helping to not only handle the pressures of the smartphone and tablet computer explosion, but enhance existing networks.
Companies that have taken on Taqua’s small cells solutions are reporting increased customer satisfaction with the newly improved coverage they receive. Taqua achieves this, in part through its TCS6100, which is a small cell core that features service-layer technology that leverages existing carriers’ mobile core systems, which means the operators can integrate easily and not have to take a loss by purging older infrastructure.
At the same time, operators are able to offer their customers new IP-based applications. Carriers are also able to expand their networks without having to completely restructure their infrastructure, which includes their circuit-based mobile core. Taqua ensures its partners can leverage current investments while expanding where necessary to meet growing demand.
Edited by Stefanie Mosca
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