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 Cells MENA Summit, 27-28 October 2014

Carole Mayhew of Avren has written a further guest blog about this month’s Avren’s Wi-Fi and Small Cells MENA Summit, from 27-28 October 2014, at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai.

The Wi-Fi and Small Cells MENA Summit is nearly upon us, this summit will bring together over 250 experts from the region to discuss the industry developments and future plans to build smart cities in the region. It will be the place to meet regional operators who are looking to leverage existing Wi-Fi networks and take steps towards deploying small cells.

As a reminder, SCF members receive a 20% discount. More details can be found here.

MENA operators from UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, Libya, Iraq and Sudan have already confirmed MENA attendance.  Furthermore, leading developers and operators in MENA, who are working towards creating smart cities, will also be participating in the summit.

Workshops at the summit will be conducted by certified industry leaders, with a key focus on business case, deployment challenges and monetisation. Operators such as Softbank and AT&T will present international case studies highlighting the key challenges.

Additionally, this summit gives the chance to network with decision makers who are planning their next steps, the decision makers will be operators looking to deploy small cells and Wi-Fi networks, venue owners and real estate developers, regulators and government bodies and leading hardware and software providers.

Recognised for bringing together key stakeholders in the market, this summit is not one to be missed!