AT&T plans small cell tests around year end | Reuters

AT&T plans small cell tests around year end | Reuters

AT&T Inc plans to start testing new wireless network devices known as “small cells” later this year hoping to boost its network coverage, a top executive for the telephone company said on Tuesday.

John Donovan, executive vice president for technology and network operations, said that if the tests go well the operator could use the equipment to improve in-building coverage or outdoor coverage by attaching the small cells to places like the side of lamp posts.

The idea is that placing such devices between the company’s much bigger broadcast towers, known as macro cells, would make better use of its wireless airwaves and improve capacity.

via AT&T plans small cell tests around year end | Reuters.

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