Entering the Era of Small Cells

Millimeter wave technology has traditionally been considered an interest for advanced research applications such as astronomy and military, but is now starting to evolve into commodity thanks to the introduction of highly integrated components in the open market. This has facilitated the use and design of millimeter wave equipment. There are however many issues remaining in order to efficiently handle the performance to price challenge. Sten E. Gunnarsson holds a PhD in millimeter wave design and has a long experience in the telecom industry. Sten is part of the design team at Sivers IMA and participates in several EU led FP7 projects, including the E3Networks, DOTSEVEN and MiWaveS1. In this paper, Sten leads us through market challenges and possible solutions, as we are about to fully enter the era of small cells.