Cellular One deploys Cisco small cells

Cellular One of East Central Illinois is deploying Cisco Universal Small Cells through the use of ClearSky Technology’s Small Cell as a Service (SCaaS).

ClearSky is utilizing the Cisco Universal Small Cell (USC) solution to run the largest neutral host small cell network in the United States.

The Cisco ASR 5000 Small Cell Gateway and USC RAN Management System provide a service that can be tied to any operator, and supports thousands of small cells for homes, hotels, convention centers, manufacturing plants, hospitals, and retailers. Cisco USC 3000, 5000, 7000 and 8000 Series give the flexibility to offer the right small cell for each environment.

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“The Cisco product has enabled us to realize our vision of providing a neutral host gateway that can be employed by individual mobile operators to address coverage, capacity and churn challenges and by properties like hotels, apartment complexes and shopping malls that need indoor coverage from multiple operators,” said Dean Fresonke, ClearSky senior vice president of business development.

Scott Morrison, vice president of Cisco’s small cell technology group, said: “Through collaboration with these two companies we’ve now validated this new and effective approach to small cell deployments.”

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