Cellular operator MTS has started, first in Russia, the massive deployment of LTE networks based on picocells. Picocells will be installed in the places with a lot number of subscribers; they will be connected to operators’ network via cable-fiber channels and provide local LTE coverage.


The most important effect for the use of picocells will be the unload of microcells; increase the capacity with the use of small cells is possible almost in unlimited way: low energy provides the easiness of network’s adjustment for interference, besides, subscriber which is in the zone where several base stations operate, can effectively use MIMO.


All operators at the end will have to use such way (the development of small cells). Equipment’s manufacturers understand this – each of them provides range of solutions. Last year, Ericsson had presented the station, implemented in street light and advertising panel.