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.



Small Cell Forum Singapore Plenary to share latest developments in Enterprise and Urban small cells

Small Cell Forum will meet again for our Asian plenary in Singapore 22-23 April, as usual co-located with Small Cells Asia. We will be discussing critical industry issues including the impact of carrier requirement prioritization, virtualization and evolving our position on LAA. The meeting maintains a strong focus on commercialization through two ‘state of the market’ workshops which aim to share recent developments in Enterprise and Urban small cell deployments.

We had some great presentations at the Small Cell Forum stand at MWC15 that showed just how fast things are moving in Enterprise and Urban small cell deployments. Our members presented a range of compelling value propositions for new approaches, technologies and learnings, and we will be discussing these as part of our Singapore plenary. For first movers in these spaces, it’s an opportunity to showcase innovations in approach and technology, and influence the leading thinkers and decision makers in the small cell industry which are our membership. All aspects are in scope: Case studies, market status, business models, radio technology, architecture and backhaul, deployment tools, new regs, innovative services, and new angles that we’ve not even thought of yet.  I look forward to seeing everybody there – and let me know if you have something new you’d like to share.

Julius Robson

We invite all members with recent developments in Enterprise and Urban small cells to present. Please contact Julius Robson by 10 April.