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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SCF Small Cell Awards – The winners!

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WINNER:
Rakuten Mobile and Airspan – Rakuten Mobile Deployment of Open RAN and Small Cells.

Finalists:
Ericsson and Ooredoo
Mavenir and Vodafone UK

WINNER:
Wireless Infrastructure Group – How WIG’s sustainable comms infrastructure enables the development of next generation sustainable mobility solutions.

Finalists:
Boingo Wireless
Mobilitie

WINNER:
Airspan Networks and Druid Software – Airspan 5G Starter Kit/Network in a Box: Accelerating Adoption of 5G Private Networks Globally using Open Standards.

Finalists:
Betacom
Boingo Wireless

WINNER:
Jio Platforms (JPL) – Jio’s 5G Outdoor Small Cell – Augmenting Data Capacity and Coverage at Hotspot Locations.

Finalists:
Corning Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Ericsson

WINNER:
ITRI and PEGATRON – 5G Energy-Saving O-RAN System.

Finalists:
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
Inorsa

WINNER:
Mavenir – Technology breakthrough in small cells combining Open RAN and Containerization.

Finalists:
Celona
Jio Platforms (JPL)

WINNER:
Picocom – PC802 – Industry’s first 5G/4G small cell system on chip designed for Open RAN.

Finalists:
Rakon

WINNER:
Betacom – Betacom 5G as a Service – Industry’s First Fully Managed Private Wireless Service.

Finalists:
Crown Castle
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

WINNER:
Ericsson – Ericsson multi-operator and neutral host solutions.

Finalists:
Cellnex Ireland

WINNER:
Radisys – Radisys’ Advanced Release 16 Compliant 5G NR Software.

Finalist:
ITRI and PEGATRON
STL

WINNER:
BAI Communications and Sunderland City Council – Sunderland: A 5G small-cell powered Smart City to deliver socio-economic outcomes.

Finalists:
BT Wholesale (BTW)
Freshwave and Virgin Media O2

WINNER:
Corning Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.  5G mmWave delivers best-in-class mobile experience at the Big Game.

Finalists:
Boingo Wireless
Rakon

WINNER:

Vikas Dixit – For outstanding contributions to Open6 and Fronthaul

WINNER:

Lynne Price-Walker – For membership services

Research Director & Co-Founder, Rethink Technology Research

Caroline is Co-Founder of Rethink and operates as the company’s Research Director. She is expert in all forms of Wireless communication and has edited our research service Wireless Watch since its inception in 2002. She also leads our RAN Research forecasts which focus on open RAN, NFV, small cells, macro and micro cells, AI and SON, and also finds time to conduct consulting assignments for a wide variety of wireless businesses.

Caroline helped create Rethink Technology Research. To do so, in 2002 she left the Dutch publishing and research conglomerate VNU, at the top of the organization, as European Editorial Director.

She has been explaining technology to people for almost 30 years and has conducted research assignments for most of the major businesses in the sector including The European Commission, Intel, Vodafone, Amdocs, the Small Cell Forum, the Wireless Broadband Alliance, Ofcom as well as start-ups like SpiderCloud, Deltenna and BLiNQ Networks.

Caroline has also partnered with other analyst groups in joint projects including RealWireless, the Yankee Group, Maravedis and ArcChart.

Founder, Disruptive Analysis

Dean Bubley is the Founder of Disruptive Analysis. He is an independent technology industry analyst, futurist, speaker and consultant, with 30 years’ experience. He specialises in wireless, telecoms and IoT fields. He is one of the leading analysts covering 5G, Wi-Fi, spectrum, telco business models & regulation, cloud/edge the future of voice/video, and the emergence of technologies such as quantum technology and AI.

As @disruptivedean on Twitter and through articles on the Tech Musings newsletter on LinkedIn, he gives informed, contrarian commentary on the telecoms & IT industries, as well as policy and regulation. He speaks at 30+ events per year and is regularly quoted in the media. His clients include telcos, vendors, investors, regulators, industry bodies, government authorities and startups.

Mr Bubley holds a BA in Physics from Oxford University.

Founder Editor, The Mobile Network

Keith directs all editorial components across TMN’s portfolio. He is an experienced journalist and editor who combines his writing skills with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the mobile network technology market.

Chief Executive Officer, Real Wireless

Mark has worked in the wireless telecoms industry since 1992. Co-founder of Real Wireless, he took over as CEO in Autumn 2015, overseeing the development and growth of the business whilst maintaining the independent position that allows Real Wireless to bridge the gap between the wireless industry and wireless users. Extensive experience in design and implementation of major wireless systems in environments as diverse as Heathrow Airport, Wembley Stadium, Ascot Racecourse and numerous other large projects throughout the UK and The Netherlands. Mark provides strategic and technical advice to a variety of clients in different business sectors to help them understand how wireless technology can benefit their business and how best to achieve that.

Principal Analyst, Service Provider Networks, Omdia

Roberto is a Principal Analyst in the Service Provider Networks team primarily contributing to the Mobile Infrastructure research practice. His research includes both quantitative and qualitative analysis of the LTE and 5G RAN and mobile core. He is also a Cambridge Wireless Special Interest Group (SIG) Enhanced Mobile Broadband champion.

Roberto has more than 15 years of experience in the telecoms and ICT industries. Prior to joining Omdia, Roberto was an industry analyst at Analysys Mason where he led the mobile networks research, including 5G and open RAN; he helped telecom vendors and operators understand the technology trends and develop business strategies. His previous experience also includes analyzing telecom market shifts and effects, as well as helping clients worldwide with mobile-related projects. Roberto holds a Master of Science in Mobile and Satellite Communications from the University of Surrey and an MBA from IE Business School. He is based in London.

Director Networks and Service Platforms, Service Provider Group, Strategy Analytics Inc. 

Sue focuses on matching new technology to business opportunities for Open RAN, vRAN, RIC, SON/RAN Automation, HetNets, Small Cells and Wi-Fi Interoperability as well as service opportunities for End to End (E2E) Network Slicing, Private and Hybrid Public/Private Networking, SDN, Video, Content and Traffic Optimization, 5G SA Core and Edge Native, Hosted and Managed Services from Telco Cloud Providers or Hyperscaler Cloud Providers (HCPs). 

Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Sue worked for Comverse Technologies (now Mavenir) developing business cases for converged fixed and mobile IP services and VoIP over 3G. Previously at Motorola Cellular Infrastructure (now Nokia Networks) she coordinated wireless data services and directed projects for mobile network management and Intelligent Networking. 

Recent work includes competitive analyses of 5G SA service platforms, Multi-Domain OSS Orchestration, Service Enablement, Cloud evolution and Edge services. Publications include: End-to-End Multi-Domain Network and Service Orchestration,Two Revenue Generating Use Cases: I. Managed SD-WANs, II Multi-Domain, Multi-Cloud Network Slicing’ and Blogs:Three 5G SA Killer Use Cases from Telenor, NTT and DT‘, Edge Services do not need 5G but 5G needs Edge in 2021 – Winning vendors will offer Distributed Resources‘.