Turkcell, Turkey's largest mobile operator is trialing NEC's indoor small cell solutions for the residential and enterprise markets to help customers overcome the challenges of using their mobiles indoors due to the signal blocking properties of the stone, concrete, steel and tinted glass used to construct many buildings. In parallel, Turkcell has initiated trials of NEC's outdoor small cell solutions to help boost network capacity to keep pace with mobile data demand.
Complementing NEC's residential femtocell and compact enterprise femtocell access points is the Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN) solution from NEC and SpiderCloud. This solution is designed to provide multimode 3G and LTE connectivity for many thousands of employees in large enterprises using the existing Ethernet infrastructure, said NEC.
Turkcell is also testing NEC's gateway which aggregates the indoor small cell networks into a standardized lu interface connected into the mobile core network to streamline deployment and management activities.