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Local policymakers can help by establishing rules that help attract investment in innovation to bring faster wireless internet and pave the way for 5G.
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That’s one reason why AT&T is pioneering a higher-capacity, lightning speed network using small cell technology.
The demand for data increases every day, and the backbone of our wireless network is in dire need of new solutions to meet it.
Building our 5G future
We believe small cells are an important key to our 5G future
By supplementing the reach of macro signals through a network of small cells, we can create an improved wireless network. One faster than you’ve ever experienced.
One that connects the internet of things at lightning speeds. Powers smart cities. Illuminates smart homes.
Wash or dry your laundry with just a tap on your phone or a command to your smart speaker.
Smart thermostats help you save energy and money.
Forgot to turn off your lights? Control them from anywhere with an app on your phone.
Need to make dinner in a hurry? Preheat your smart oven on your way home.
Drop cams can allow parents to see when their kids have gotten home safely.
Turn on your lights. Play your favorite song. Ask your smart speaker for today’s forecast. Small cells will help ensure our networks have the bandwidth needed to continue allowing you to do all of these things simultaneously—even as demand for data across the network continues to surge.
Explore the scene above to discover how small cells can power your smart home to save you time, enrich your life and help you save money and valuable resources.
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California is estimated to lose as much 228 billion gallons of water a year from water leaks.
AT&T small cells are supporting San Diego’s new sensor-enabled LED outdoor light fixtures –expected to save the city ~$2,400,000 every year
Small cells installed on trains ensure you never lose wifi during your trip.
Wireless sensors in San Francisco can notify police and first responders of the exact location of a gunshot. Gun crime has been reduced by up to 50% in areas where the technology has been deployed.
Self-driving cars. Traffic signals. Infrastructure alerts. Small cells enable these technologies to work seamlessly and effectively. Explore the scene above to see how small cells can work together to better the infrastructure, citizen engagement, transportation and public safety in today’s smart cities.
The Internet of Things
The internet of things is transforming our cities and our everyday lives. It provides incredible environmental, social and economic benefits. As our lives become more connected, small cells will help enable the internet of things to grow and meet the demands of smart homes and cities.
Small cells boost our network by making our existing coverage from macro cell signals more dense. Where macro cell signals would have once become bogged down, a network of small cells bolster their capacity –providing much more robust coverage.
Small cells also occupy a small footprint. They are drastically smaller than traditional macro sites and can be attached to existing structures and power sources. Street lights, traffic signals and buildings could all host and power a small cell.
The 1G-3G world was built on traditional macro cell sites. They provide coverage over a broad area, providing service for smart phones, tablets and other wireless devices within range. But, as we’ve moved into the 4G world and continue to prepare for 5G, the demand for capacity is reaching a tipping point. This is where small cells come in.
Big Cells, Little Cells: Understanding Macro and Small Cell Technologies
If we’re going to enter a 5G world, macro cell sites alone won’t be able to efficiently cover the ever-expanding internet of things. Our smart lives, smart homes and smart cities demand a better solution.
Small cells and macro cell sites work together to expand capacity for wireless activity. Click or tap above to learn more about macro and small cell technologies.
When the first wireless phones appeared in the back of town cars on Wall Street in the 1980s, their 1G network operated on just a small spectrum of radio frequencies.
Today, the number of devices using wireless technology continues to multiply significantly—placing a larger and increasing burden on the available spectrum and our wireless network.
The Spectrum Is Getting Crowded
What does that mean
Texts that won't send.
Calls that drop.
The good news is...
If only we could relieve this burden...
by increasing the amount of the spectrum we use and using available spectrum more efficiently.
We can relieve this burden
Tell me what a small cell actually is
One of our solutions is small cell technology.
How do we do that?
How we can keep pace
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if data usage was equal to coffee cups...
of the Atlantic Ocean!
we would use enough data to fill
And when we’re on the grind.
More people and more devices are connected today than ever before.
We're connected when we're on the go.
From the minute we wake up,