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IJEEEE 2013 Vol.3(2): 116-120 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2013.V3.204

Regulations on Implementation of Small Cell in Thailand

Settapong Malisuwan, Thitipong Nandhabiwat, Jesada Sivaraks, and Navneet Madan
Abstract— Theexponential demand for high speed and high bandwidth data has increased pressure on cellular networks. Macro cell base station is large and has high power consumption base stations that are appropriate in catering to a vast geographical area but emanates low bandwidth data, hence its output is insufficient to satisfy high speed and high bandwidth needs of Thai consumers. The need for small cell is a result of its ability to cater to high speed and high bandwidth data in areas considered as blind spots and having weak signal strength. Small cell is a flexible network tool that is small in size, run on small base stations and are suitable in providing signals in short communication range but at a high speed and high bandwidth. Contrary to macro cellular network, for efficient utilization of bandwidth through small cells, flexible policies and regulations is critical. NBTC (National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission) therefore propose regulations for small cell implementation in Thailand. This research paper presents the advantages and uses of small cell and provides policies and regulations that Mobile Network Operators (MNO) should follow in order to employ small cell base stations in Thailand.

Index Terms— Femto cell, small cell, blind spot, macro cell, mobile network operators (MNO).

The authors are with National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Bangkok, Thailand (email: settapong.m@nbtc.go.th, thitipong.n@nbtc.go.th, jesada.s@nbtc.go.th, navneet.m@nbtc.go.th).

Cite: Settapong Malisuwan, Thitipong Nandhabiwat, Jesada Sivaraks, and Navneet Madan, " Regulations on Implementation of Small Cell in Thailand," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 116-120, 2013.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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