5G FAPI suite continues to evolve to meet industry needs

SCF has updated its 5G FAPI suite, and released a new specification SCF229 5G FAPI Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) Protocol For Inline High-PHY, bringing to Open RAN fuller virtualized support of inline High-PHY implementations in O-RAN Alliance architecture. These latest releases are further indication of the FAPI suite evolving and meeting industry requirements, and it demonstrates SCF’s commitment to consistently updating and expanding the APIs.


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SCF is a global organization whose mission is to enable and accelerate the sustainable digital transformation of industry, enterprises and communities. We do this by supporting a range of agile, cost-effective, scalable, cellular infrastructure and solutions for established and emerging service providers and deployers.

We gather requirements from service providers and businesses and, directed by our Board, these inputs shape our work program. Our specifications, technical papers and enterprise-focused outputs are made freely available to benefit the wider industry.

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SCF develops the technical and commercial enablers to accelerate the adoption of agile, cost-effective, scalable, cellular infrastructure to drive wide-scale densification. Broad roll-out of flexible, scalable and sustainable infrastructure will make high-grade mobile connectivity accessible and affordable for industries and enterprises and for rural and urban communities. That, in turn, will drive new business opportunities for a widening ecosystem of service providers. Those service providers are central to our work program, alongside their enterprise customers establishing the requirements that drive the activities and outputs of our technical groups.

To date SCF has driven the standardization of key elements of mobile infrastructure technology including Iuh, FAPI, nFAPI, SON, services APIs, TR-069 evolution and the enhancement of the X2 interface. These specifications enable an open, multi-vendor platform and lower barriers to densification for all stakeholders.

For more than a decade SCF specifications, publications and campaigns have helped establish business cases and market drivers for small cells, clarified market needs and addressed barriers to deployment of infrastructure and business models to enable the sustainable digital transformation of industry, enterprises and communities.

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