To win an SCF Small Cell Award is an important badge of honour and this is truer than ever in 2020, when many operators are embarking on large-scale densifications. The Awards recognise both technical innovation and commercial success, and the integrity and objectivity of the judging process means they are a genuine help for operators making buying decisions.
I have been delighted both by the number of calibre of the entries we have received this year, and would like to congratulate everyone on their entries. It has been challenging to select our winners and the judging process has involved considerable lively debate and discussion!
Caroline Gabriel, Chair of the Judges.
The Ultimate Badge of Excellence!
Now in its 12th year the SCF Small Cell Awards continue to be upheld as the industry recognized standard of excellence. Open to the whole industry, SCF members and non-members, the awards play a vital role in showcasing the highest levels of innovation in small cell technology and best practice in deployments around the world. Previous winners include; Airspan and Sprint, Nextivity, Parallel Wireless, Nokia, SK Telecom, Qualcomm, Benetel and Digital Colony.
As we move into the era of 5G our industry is changing rapidly. Small cells used to be all about indoor coverage, but today small cells are finding vital roles in every aspect of network design, not least to provide capacity for incoming 5G. They will be the enablers of IoT innovations and 5G businesses cases globally, and they are bringing connectivity to rural and remote scenarios. To reflect the changing nature of, and technology within, the industry, the award categories now include topics such as 5G migration, SON and Orchestration and RAN.
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