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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Small Cells deployment stories in Singapore

At Small Cells Asia, SCF held another in our series of successful workshops to showcase best practice deployment stories, and to set out the roadmap for this year. This was very well attended, with participants gaining the latest insights into the Forum’s ambitious program of work and the vital role of small cells in carriers’ plans to roll out HetNets and plan for virtualization and 5G.

 The workshop featured innovative case studies of small cell deployment from industry pioneers such as Nokia, SoftBank, Parallel Wireless, Commscope and iBwave. You can access all the presentations here »

Among the many deployment stories which were shared in the workshop, one that stood out came from Malaysia’s M1, which has worked with Parallel Wireless to trial small cells on buses. These innovative cases highlight how small cells are becoming sufficiently flexible to be deployed almost anywhere connectivity is needed, but in Asia as elsewhere, the enterprise is the major growth driver in 2016 – one of the operators working in this area is Softbank of Japan, which shared its experiences of deploying small cells to address major macro network challenges for businesses.

You can access all the presentations from the workshop here »