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SCF Rural & Remote Summit

25 July 2018 - 26 July 2018
The Evanston Roundhouse, 1200 Main Street
Evanston, WY 82930 United States

REGISTER NOW The rural opportunity is changing. Are you prepared? The Summit will discuss many of the challenges for rural…

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Connected Health Summit

28 August 2018 - 30 August 2018
Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, analyzes the role of innovative connected health solutions in driving changes in consumer behaviours as…

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UK Health Show 2018

25 September 2018 - 26 September 2018
ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway
London, E16 1XL United Kingdom

The UK Health Show, now in its third year, is the UK's leading show connecting senior healthcare decision makers, managers,…

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SCF Asia Workshop

26 September 2018
NTUH International Convention Center, No. 2, Xuzhou Road, Zhongzheng District
Taipei, Taipei City 100 Taiwan

Partnering with Taiwan’s Department of Industrial Technology and Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), this densification on the path to 5G workshop…

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SCF European Plenary 2018

2 October 2018 - 3 October 2018
Amsterdam Netherlands

At our Amsterdam Plenary, SCF working groups will be accelerating densification with new work programmes focused on siting policy, enterprise…

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SCWS Americas

4 December 2018 - 5 December 2018
Mission City Ballroom, 5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054 United States

In exclusive partnership with Avren, the whole wireless ecosystem is coming to Santa Clara for SCWS Americas this December. Co-located…

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SCF Americas Plenary

5 December 2018 - 6 December 2018
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, 5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054 United States

REGISTRATION OPEN > Co-located with SCWS Americas (4-5 Dec) this event is one of SCF’s most important member Plenary meetings…

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MWC Barcelona

25 February 2019 - 28 February 2019

Come see us in Hall 7, stand L65 The SCF team is getting pumped and prepped for a packed week of meetings,…

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SCF Atlanta plenary

2 April 2019 - 3 April 2019
AT&T Atlanta Office, 725 West Peachtree Street Northwest GA 30308 United States

Hosted by AT&T at their Atlanta offices, this member-only plenary will take place over Tues 2 April – Weds 3…

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Small Cells World Summit

21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
Novotel London West, Hammersmith International Ctre 1
Shortlands, London W6 8DR United Kingdom
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SCF is proud to invite you to Small Cells World Summit 2019 – a two-day learning and networking event for…

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SCF Awards & gala dinner

21 May 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The SCF Small Cell Awards are an industry-recognized standard of excellence. Awards are open to members and non-members alike and…

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SCF London

16 September 2019 - 17 September 2019
ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Road
Fulham, London SW6 1UD United Kingdom

SCF is delighted to announce the dates for  its autumn member plenary, co-located with Edge Computing Congress, London. Hot topics…

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16 September 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Road
Fulham, London SW6 1UD United Kingdom
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The SCF AGM will be held as part of the London SCF member plenary, on 16-17 September. More information, will…

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Edge Computing Congress

17 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Road
Fulham, London SW6 1UD United Kingdom
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SCF members are being offered a 15% discount on ticket entry. The discount code can be found on the SCF…

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MWC Los Angeles

22 October 2019 - 24 October 2019
Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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SCF members will be attending MWC Los Angeles to explore the advanced capabilities of Intelligent Connectivity. Registration for MWC Los…

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DC5G 2019

4 November 2019 - 5 November 2019
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 S Hayes St
Arlington,, VA United States
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DC5G is a two-day business leadership conference designed to through the noise surrounding 5G and drive conversations centered on action.…

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SCF Asia Workshop

12 November 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
CHANG YUNG-FA FOUNDATION International Convention Center

Small Cell Forum is again delighted to partner with the Taiwan Electric and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association, one of the six…

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TIP Summit ’19

13 November 2019 - 14 November 2019
RAI, Amsterdam, Europaplein 24, 1078 GZ
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  Join the TIP community in Amsterdam On the 13-14 November 2019, industry leaders, business and engineering professionals, and the…

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North America Plenary – Pittsburgh

4 December 2019 - 5 December 2019
Crown Castle headquarters, 2000 Corporate Dr
Canonsburg, PA 15317 United States
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Download agenda Register for plenary Hosted by Crown Castle at their headquarters in Pittsburgh, this member-only plenary will take place…

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Hosted by Crown Castle at their headquarters in Pittsburgh, this member-only plenary will take place over Wednesday 4 – Thursday 5 December 2019.

Sessions will revolve around the seven key topics listed below:

  • 5G Small Cell & mmWave
  • 5G FAPI & Split Options 6
  • Management and Automation
  • Edge Computing
  • Private Networks
  • Neutral Hosting
  • 5G policy & Health Concerns


1a Opening Session  

  • Crown Castle hosts welcome: “Our perspective on the Small cell industry and requests for SCF to address”
  • Prabhakar Chitrapu, AT&T, Chairman’s welcome
  • Richard Kennedy, COO SCF, “Intelligence gained from traction with our recent outputs on 5G FAPI, SCWS and Precision planning with AI/ML
  • Julius Robson, CSO SCF, Workplan status and objectives for this plenary
  • Session overviews from Work Item Leads

1b Orchestration, Automation and AI/ML

Part 1: Automation promotion Campaign 45mins: Richard Kennedy, SCF, CSO

  • Analysis of feedback from [SCF230] precision planning campaign to inform a follow-up WI.  
  • Outline campaign for [233] Road-mapping SON & orchestration for 5G Era as well as the new management/automation works
  • Strawman promotion campaign and content
  • Discussion: Which aspects of automation/AI should SCF be looking at next? Who are the audience and what sort of messages should SCF be looking to develop in future Work Items? Which members is this most relevant to?

Part 2: [240] Small Cell management for the 5G Era (Balaji Raghothaman, Commscope)

  • Member company presentations and views on the scope of this ongoing work item
  • How well does this topic match requirements for ongoing work identified in the market analysis in part 1.

1c 5G Small Cell Components, Products, Architectures

[238] Reference 5G Product Configurations, (Vicky Messer, Picocom)

  • Proposals for baseline configurations and reference architectures for 5G Small cell products to inform volume component specifications and engineering/operational planning around transport provisioning, capacity planning etc.
  • +Further breakout discussions, time TBC

5G FAPI Update, incorporating [224] 5G FAPI P19 RF Frontend API (Samel, Qualcomm)

  • Remaining issues to address on P19 RF Frontend API
  • Publishing P19 alongside P5 and P7: Timing/messages/audience?
  • Proposal to define P4 API
  • [SCF222] 5G FAPI P5,P7 (Clare, Intel)

1d 5G nFAPI and Split Option 6

[226] Split Option 6, 7 comparison (Ravi Sinha, Jio)

  • Presentation of updated comparison of split options 6 and 7
  • Discussion around mapping split options to scenarios. Should we include split option 2?

[225] 5G nFAPI (Ganesh, Radisys)

  • Progress update on specification work and current issues to address.

[239] NETCONF/YANG for 5G Option-6 RU (Balaji Raghothaman, Commscope)

  • Linking development of the management model to the broader nFAPI work, understanding implications of transport on management model.



As a hosted event, numbers are limited for the plenary and pre-registration is essential.  Registration will close on 29 November, or earlier if the quota is met. The SCF Full/Board Members delegate package rate for the 2-day plenary is £330.00 + VAT.


The Hilton Garden Inn is within walking distance of the Crown Castle offices. Book a room.

Hotel address: Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, PA 1531

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