KPN has deployed a C-RAN small cell solution in a bus stop on the Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam, Netherlands in collaboration with Ericsson and advertising company JCDecaux. The bus stop is equipped with the new Ericsson Radio 2203 small cell and is fully integrated into the macro network using a centralized baseband deployment.
By deploying the bus stop C-RAN small cell solution, KPN can provide seamless mobility for users moving in and out of the small cell coverage area. As a result, KPN can better meet customers' needs for capacity and performance - also referred to as app coverage.
Using common baseband provides optimal coordination between macro and small cells, and delivers the best-possible TCO, performance and spectrum utilization, which are key concerns when embedding small cells into an existing macro environment, said Ericsson.