By Vladan Jevremovic, PhD – Research Director at iBwave
With the emergence of 4G wireless technology, today’s consumers have come to expect fast and pervasive internet access while on the go, in the same way that they would experience it at home or at the office.
Wireless carriers increasingly understand how the user’s experience is affected by their ability to access the network in public venues.
This is particularly true as heavy internet users tend to engage in web surfing or downloading activities when idle, or when using public transport for their daily commute, waiting at the airport, strolling in the shopping mall or during halftime at the stadium.
As a result, most funding for indoor wireless networks is now allocated to venues with the highest subscriber density, such as:
- Stadiums and arenas
- Underground public transportation (subways)
- Shopping malls
While the network design and implementation requirements can vary widely depending on the environment, there are also many commonalities.
In this white paper published by Vladan Jevremovic, we will discuss the typical indoor wireless systems, RF design challenges and best practices for public venues, while taking into account 4G network performance requirements.