To scale, telcos must learn from the ops community

Half of the base stations now deployed by telco operators are small cells, which means telcos have to deal with the problems of scale out systems. Here’s what they can learn from IT guys who deal with the same issue in their data centers.

Arieso gets big bandwidth out of the smallest cell

Arieso is working with a major U.S. carrier to plan for the advent of small cells. The company won’t name the operator, saying only it was a Tier I player, but that carrier is using its tools to help build the heterogenous networks of the future.

Soon cell towers will start following you

Intucell is working with an unnamed North American operator to build a new kind of self-aware cellular network. Its self-optimizing network technology will transform today’s static cellular grid into a network of constantly expanding and shrinking cells that follow customers through the network.