broadbandconvergent writes: "Mobile network operators are coping with coverage and capacity issues to meet the ever-increasing amount of mobile data and video traffic from smart phones and tablets. However, conserving capex and opex are top of mind for operators, even before they consider additional revenue opportunities from 4G customers. Currently, the industry is in the midst of upgrading all the traditional macro cells to a new generation of lower cost and more efficient macro base stations with software-defined radios that can serve legacy 2G/3G, as well as new 4G/LTE customers, and at the same time lower operational costs."
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