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2014/2015 : The highlights!

Milan

Announcements in Milan

Our AGM and European plenary in Milan saw us welcome new Chair Alan Law,  launch our virtualization workstream, and create a new membership class to encourage startups and innovators into the forum.

Rural and remote

Release 5 addresses $163 million market

Deployment of small cells in rural and remote locations – on oil rigs, for disaster recovery, for tactical applications – to connect the unconnected is a huge opportunity for carriers. This important release of documents shows how it’s been done and how best to do it.

Market Status report June 2015

Small cells pass 10 million!

In March our latest Market Status report, showed that more than ten million small cells had now been shipped around the globe. More importantly, the report highlighted significant growth for all types of deployment.

Virtualization icon

Release 5.1: Groundbreaking analysis of small cells and virtualization

At SCWS, we presented Release 5.1 – the first phase of our cutting edge work on the opportunities for small cell virtualization.

Workshop

Workshop: Small cells and License Exempt Spectrum

Our popular annual workshop saw lively debate from industry analysts on Carrier Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Calling and LAA, heralding a major new workstream for Small Cell Forum, one in which we are playing an important leadership role.

Dallas

Operators help shape our priorities

When the Forum met in Dallas, we set our priorities to drive the HetNet agenda, in line with operator needs. We also announced the establishment of regional operator groups.

SCF at MWC 2015

Deployment stories shared at MWC15

Our new MWC stand was host to operators, vendors and industry evangelists, sharing examples of exciting innovations in small cell use.

Singapore

Operators & Vendors discuss technology breakthroughs

Members gathered at our Singapore plenary where they shared best practice and deployment stories in our state of the market workshop, launched our Asian operator group and finalised critical aspects of the virtualization work.

SCF Small Cell Industry Awards 2015

SCF Awards: Industry Recognition of Excellence

The entries this year reflected a broadening, healthy, global market for the commercial use of small cells.

Workshop

Expanded remit for Small Cell Forum

We announced in June that we would expand our remit to reflect the maturing market. We continue to drive the wide-scale adoption of small cells but also to accelerate the delivery of integrated HetNets through our work on virtualization, SON, M2M, license exempt and Wi-Fi integration.

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