Cannes Plenary workstreams

Monday 27 – Wednesday 29 March 2017

Deploying hyperdense HetNets and enabling the digitized enterprise

Technology and 5G

  • nFAPI and virtualization
  • MEC & FOG
  • Hyperdense HetNet Architecture
  • Security Task Force


  • Accessing healthcare, hospitality and property markets
  • Connectivity and public policy advocacy
  • Guiding operators to 5G


  • Enterprise deployment
  • MEC-NFV impact on operations
  • 5G x-haul requirements
  • GSMA-SCF regulatory alignment
  • Hyperdense operations

Business Principles

  • Ownership models for hospitality and property
  • IoT use cases for small cells
  • Value added services
  • Light/unlicensed spectrum


  • Private EPC Plugfest
  • HetNet and SON Plugfest


  • Enterprise taskforce workshop
  • Agreeing Release themes and deliverables for 2017
  • GSMA and OMA partner alignment
  • Networking with your customers and suppliers
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European Plenary: Cannes, France

(Chairs & Board Meeting Thursday 30 March 2017)

SCF is uniquely positioned to determine how to deploy advanced 4G networks that can cost-effectively evolve to support profitable Hyperdense 5G networks. Join your SCF colleagues in the South of France as we build on our work to commercialize Hyperdense HetNets and guide the industry towards a robust 5G framework

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Venue information

Accommodation: Le Gray D’Albion is located within the heart of Cannes and is a very short walk to La Croisette.

Room Rate: Double room, single occupancy (including breakfast) €145.00 per night + local city tax

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SCF Workplan Webinar – Cannes Plenary

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2017   |  Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT

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Overview: Want to know what goes on inside a SCF Plenary? We’re hosting a short webinar to explain more about the way we work and what we achieve when we meet. If you’re thinking of registering for the plenary, but aren’t sure what is involved or how to justify the trip, this short webinar will provide you with all the information you need. Join the working group Chairs and SCF leadership team for a whistle stop tour of the itinerary.

Members of the Forum – including leading operators and high profile vendors – will gather in Cannes next month to discuss and decide the next steps that will prepare the industry for 5G. Make your voice heard as we tackle the business and technology enablers that need to be in place before the first 5G New Radio is deployed. From business models to backhaul, from automation to virtualization, you can be involved in setting the requirements and solving the problems for the mobile industry.

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Monday 27 – Wednesday 29 March 2017


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