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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Wanted: Enterprise and multi-operator case studies for Release 6

We are looking for case studies of small cell deployments in enterprise vertical markets, and those supporting multi-operator capabilities. So if any of you have deployed small cells in these contexts, the Forum would love to hear from you. The aim is to collect a broad sample of case studies. These can relate to any vertical sector but must be real commercial roll-outs, completed or in process. Small Cell Forum will share the experiences of early adopters, to ensure wider adoption can be accelerated.

The case studies will be presented in an easy-to-use template, and can cover any application or market. Submissions should outline the challenge that led the enterprise to adopt small cells, and the value created.

Examples of business value might relate to increased productivity, thanks to greater indoor capacity and coverage; value added services such as context-aware applications or data analytics; cost efficiencies achieved through particular lean approaches to deployment; new business models for the enterprise or vertical (such as a property developer installing small cells to add value to a building).

This is part of an ongoing drive to share best practice and ramp up commercial deployments. We will be publishing the results to coincide with the Enterprise Release at MWC 2016. Many will also feature in leadership presentations worldwide.

Please contact [email protected] by December 22 2015 to submit a case study, and of course feel free to contact us to discuss further.