Mobile operators in the Gulf region are using small cells to cost-effectively provide additional network coverage and capacity for 3G and 4G networks.
The Middle East and North AfricaLTE will help operators in the Gulf region to address the growing demand for data, but they will be increasingly required to manage deployment costs without negatively affecting customer experience. One way to achieve that is to deploy small cells to provide additional coverage and capacity.
In this Comment, Karim Yaici analyses the status of LTE deployments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and discusses the role of small cells to address coverage and localised capacity problems for Gulf countries.
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The Small cells are helping operators in Gulf countries to address 3G/4G network coverage and capacity issues