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.



Hot topics at Small Cells World Summit in London

SCF is delighted to welcome everyone to the Small Cells World Summit (SCWS) in London 24-25 May 2022, which promises to be a packed conference for the wireless and small cells industry.

As the only global conference series dedicated to the small cell eco-system, SWCS and has earned a strong reputation as the key event to discuss everything small cell and the wider eco-system in this ever-evolving technological landscape.

Following the successful 2021 virtual event, SCWS this year will be even more meaningful in-person. We are already seeing a strong uptake of registrations with people eager for face-to-face conversations again. It is a great community, and we are really looking forward to sharing with you a full program of keynotes, talks and workshops, plus celebrating the finalists at the SCF Small Cell Awards Gala Dinner on the evening of Day One of the Conference.

So register here and secure your place at this not to be missed event! With less than four weeks to go, now is the time to get your delegate pass and your travel plans in order.

Hot agenda topics

We open the 2022 Small Cells World Summit with ‘State of the Industry’ keynotes. SCF CEO Sue Monahan will share a welcome to the event, and Caroline Gabriel of Rethink Technology Research will follow with a market status presentation with the latest, hot-off-the-press results from a service provider survey. George Tsirtsis of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. will then give a keynote on “RAN Foundation for the Digital Transformation of Industries”, followed by Simon Fletcher, SCF Chief Strategy Officer, who will share some conference highlights.

Three sessions focusing on different aspects of Enterprise then follow, with a keynote from Ericsson.  The sessions move from connectivity, industry requirements through to service delivery.

The final session of Day One will be ‘New policy, new business models, fresh thinking’, covering everything from the JOTS Neutral Host In-Building specifications and US policy evolution, to supply chain diversity and security, and new approaches for evolving business models.

We then enjoy a celebration of the finalists and winners at the SCF Small Cell Awards at the Gala Dinner ceremony – not to be missed!

The morning of Day Two starts with a session on ‘Agile, flexible infrastructure for digital transformation’ with a keynote from Doug Pulley of Picocom.

This is followed by an ‘Architectural evolutions’ session and ‘Small cell Open RAN technology strategies’ session. SCF Chair Prabhakar Chitrapu will then provide a wrap-up.

The afternoon has two tailored Workshops. The first on ‘Private networks, digital transformation and 5G’ will be supported by the UK’s Department of International Trade, Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). This will include contributions from policymakers and enterprises from across Europe, and representatives from the wireless industry.

The second workshop on CV2X, will focus on what consumers will be expecting and how small cells can support service delivery, and will include contributions from the 5G Automotive Association and Wireless Infrastructure Group.

We look forward to seeing you in London at this key event in the industry calendar.

Click here to register your place today. SCF members get a discount on the registration charge, visit the members’ site to get your code.