Key Components of an LTE Network
In order to provide coverage, LTE Networks have fixed base station infrastructure utilising eNodeB functionality and known as transceivers, or small cells. As with most technical infrastructure, the design hinges on the final requirement, and small cells can have a radius range anywhere from 50 to 2,500m, and service up to 200 users.
Second, is what’s known as the Evolved Packet Core (EPC), and forms the basis of the network. Housed either in servers on-site, or in the cloud. Through network architecture and a managed gateway, the network can be both secured on-site, and connected to the outside web.