Big Focus on Small Cells
The massive number of people who visited Philadelphia during the papal visit were able to upload pictures, stream video and share statuses across a myriad of social media networks all thanks to the 37 small cells installed along Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Mike Kavanagh, president of small cell for Crown Castle, spoke to Sarah Borchersen-Keto of REIT.com about the small cell technology used during this event. While the small cells were installed for this event, they will remain to offload capacity of the nearby towers. “Towers are still in place, and we are still building towers, but in capacity areas and dense metro areas, small cells are particularly effective,” Kavanagh explained.