What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Small Cell Infrastructure


We’re on the brink of a wireless technology revolution – one that will continue to deliver wireless service the way we want and expect, while also enhancing coverage and speed. This is era of 4G LTE and the dawn of 5G.

While wireless connectivity has transformed our world rapidly, it is up to the next generation of wireless technology to take us one-step further, paving the road for the innovations of the future and the benefits that will come with those innovations.

What is a Small Cell?

5G is the next generation of wireless technology, supported by expanded and new infrastructure called small cells. Small cell infrastructure, often the size of a pizza box, use high frequency signals between wireless devices and the network. Designed to blend in with the existing environment, their smaller size helps bring the network closer to you and your connected device makes when transmitting data.

What’s the Result?

The net result? An increase – in a lot of things. An increase in data speed, connectivity, coverage, and capacity, just to name a few. It also means an increase in innovation across the country as more companies and entrepreneurs are taking on the groundbreaking challenges of the connected future.

Small cells will usher in the Internet of Things, connecting us with better ways to access healthcare professionals, increasingly accurate public transportation, and increased community safety.

Further, communities that adopt small cell technology can expect significant investment from the telecom industry, creating local jobs and boosting the local economy.

What’s Next?

Now you know what Wikipedia can’t tell you: It’s clear that we need small cells to support the technology of today and to enable the technology of the future. Help educate lawmakers now by telling them support greater access, reduced costs, and streamlined process, to allow for the expansion of small cell deployment and wireless infrastructure.