As commercial 5G nears, small cells generate interest

According to research on behalf of the Small Cell Forum (SCF), growth in small cell deployments by operators is "set to surge in the coming months as commercialization of 5G mobile networks nears." The research found that deployments will grow by 92 percent in North America and by 74 percent in Southeast Asia through to 2019. The organization said that "in the best case, small cell deployments could reach 11.4 million units by 2025, compared with 7.1 million without appropriate regulatory support."

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