Chairs: Caleb Banke, Qualcomm and Emma Spiteri, ip.access
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: Luigi Tarlazzi, CommScope 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 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.
Chair: Pierre Lynch, Ixia
Vice-chairs: Bob Lesnewich, ACS, Mirela Doicu, Nokia, and Peter Love, Nokia
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.