Small Cells Technology Fuels New Consumer Market Opportunities

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Today, mobile technologies and devices are playing a larger role within many homes, replacing fixed lines and handsets. As a result, small cells technology, also known as femtocells, can open an entirely new marketplace within the family household, by increasing mobile service quality and connection speeds indoors. In addition, small cells networks offer CAPEX and OPEX savings for mobile operators when they are used to deliver mobile broadband services. Alcatel-Lucent research findings from five countries across North America, Europe and Asia show substantial opportunities in the small cells market, with leading small cell-based services including unlimited voice, video calling and SMS services.