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Verizon and DT use new form factors to accelerate densification

Wireless Watch has often tracked the setbacks in mobile operators’ push towards denser networks based on more commoditized small cells. Many technology breakthroughs have been made, including more discreet form factors for city use and open architectures, such as Telecom Infra Project’s OpenCellular, to drive down cost and promote interoperability. However, for every move forward in the platform and supplier ecosystem, there seems to be a step back in terms of the ability for operators to access sites cost-effectively and to deploy equipment quickly and cheaply. But progress is being made on small cell products and processes that will address some of the qualms that cities, road and rail operators, and enterprises may have about small cells. Verizon and Deutsche…

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