Crowds Challenge HetNet Capabilities

The use of HetNets to coordinate different wireless technologies may help meet the “instant demand” created by crowds at sporting events.

Wireless service providers are learning that the large crowds at public sporting events can push the capabilities of their networks when everyone in those crowds wants cellular communications and wireless Internet service. Fortunately, a report prepared by Mobile Sports Report (MSR), “"Connected Event Dilemma," studies the special requirements of these situations. The report dissects why conventional cellular communications infrastructure cannot handle the added demands of these short-term crowds at sporting events and provides suggestions, such as the use of technologies like Wi-Fi and HetNets, that can be applied as possible solutions.

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