This report will review the state of the small cell market, assess what technologies are available, and identify those solutions that are still emerging. The report will also highlight some of the challenges to incorporating small cells into the wider network; then, examine the latest approaches to ensuring the most efficient and effective deployment and operational support for small cell networks. It will include small cell-related developments in:
Planning of Assets, Backhaul and Coverage
  •  Integration of Macro- and Micro-networks
  •  Automation and Self-Organizing Networks (SON)
  • Network and Service Assurance
  • Cloud Radio Access Networks (C-RAN)