Sunday 17 November 2013

SUPER cell, by SK Telecom (SKT)

This looks very interesting and similar to some other concepts that I have discussed on 3G4G blog. One of them is the Multi-stream Aggregation (MSA) that allows aggregation of data from different radio access technologies. Another is the Phantom Cell concept, proposed by NTT Docomo, where control plane is handles by one cell and data by another. Small cells would generally do only data or larger cells would do control plane. Of course you can have different combinations as can be seen in the picture above.

This also reminds me of the earlier post about Super Macros. Is this SUPER cell a Phase 2 of the Super Macro kind of architecture? Or is it just a future 5G concept? Please feel free to add your comments.

Here is the embed of their complete presentation:


  1. Frank Rayal (via Small Cells World Series Linkedin group)18 November 2013 at 12:20

    Zahid, I believe more operators will explore this track. There are many features to come in LTE-Advanced that will increase the capability of macro cells.

  2. Dr. Mehdi Bennis (via Small Cells World Series Linkedin group)18 November 2013 at 12:21

    A nice one with yet another nice acronym "supercell" :)

    We are now gradually converging towards what might 5G mean.