5G FAPI specs updated with richer 3GPP feature set

5G FAPI suite with richer 3GPP feature set to underpin supply chain diversification

SCF has updated the suite of 5G FAPI specifications which underpin the high-performance low-cost components integral to 5G mobile base stations, whether small cell or macro. This update demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the ecosystem to continually improve the standard, adding new features and maintaining existing ones.


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Latest SCF release

Our latest release, SCF245 Neutral host requirements part 2: Hosted RAN high-level design, provides a global framework for neutral host and private networks. It aims to globalize and build on the ground-breaking work initiated by the UK’s MNOs’ Joint Operator Technical Specification for Neutral Host In-Building (JOTS NHIB). However, SCF245 goes further, making Hosted RAN applicable for a range of tenants not just Mobile Network Operators, but also private network operators, MVNOs and enterprises, for indoor and outdoor scenarios.

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SCF releases high-level design of Hosted RAN – a global framework for neutral host and private networks

Hosted RAN will enable new entrants to deploy coverage and capacity at pace, and will support tenants including MNOs, private networks, MVNOs and enterprises both indoor and outdoor

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Small Cell Forum launches a blueprints program to make scalable private networks a reality for key verticals

Launch of industry initiative to deliver requirements-informed blueprints for Enterprise and Industry 4.0

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