Small cells can be used to increase wireless network capacity, provide coverage in areas
where there is no or poor macro cell coverage, or to provide contiguous coverage and
capacity in targeted high-value locations. Control signaling performance (delay/jitter/loss)
and bandwidth throughput needs for small cells can place very stringent requirements on
backhaul networks. The use of cable networks, given the extensive distribution of coaxial
across residential and business locations, is one option for small cell backhaul. Therefore, it
is important to understand the small cell performance and throughput levels that different
cable networks can support given their varying characteristics.