Chairs: Nathalie Robitaille, iBwave and Emma Spiteri, ip.access
Vice-chair: Caleb Banke, Qualcomm
The Marketing Group considers how best to position small cells within the industry and to the wider public, build usage cases, agree common terminology and communicate how the small cell ecosystem is helping to remove deployment barriers.
Business Principles (BIZ)
Chairs: Ray Williamson, Huawei and Art King, SpiderCloud
Investigating the non-technical factors constraining small cell deployment and providing reference models and use case to show how these can be addressed.
Chair: Kreso Bilan, Magnum.ai
Vice-chair: Antonio Coricciati, Parallel Wireless
The Interoperability Group provides clarity on how, where and when interoperability testing will take place to ensure that deployments function effectively and in accordance with the standards.
Technology and 5G (TECH & 5G)
Chairs: Prabhakar Chitrapu, AT&T, Mark Grayson, Cisco and Neeraj Gupta, NEC
Technologies underpinning small cell HetNets towards 5G, covering radio, network architectures, services API and management systems. Also addresses license exempt, virtualization, multi-operator and neutral host technologies.
Chairs: Peter Love, Nokia, Pierre Lynch, Ixia, Mirela Doicu, Nokia and Bob Lesnewich, ACS
Covers the people teams, tools and supporting infrastructure needed to plan and deploy and operate small cell networks. Includes backhaul and regulatory and planning aspects.