EU Densification Summit and Plenary

24 – 26 April 2018

SCF’s focus for 2018 is to make densification happen – quickly and effectively. In line with this aim we have been bringing together members, operators and industry partners to feed into our work plan. Following recent successful partner events in the US (AT&T Atlanta) and Asia (Reliance Jio, Mumbai) we are inviting industry partners to our EU Densification Summit and Plenary, hosted by ETSI in Sophia Antipolis, South of France, from 24 – 26 April 2018.

The program for this event will be as follows:

On Tuesday 24 April we will bring together partners, operators and vendors members to capture European requirements for network densification.

On Wednesday 25 April our partners will join our Working Group meetings in order to identify new industry collaboration actions to accelerate densification in the EU 

On Thursday 26 April our Working Groups will meet as normal to progress ongoing work.

Outline agenda

SCF leadership will present on SCF’s vision for a dense 5G. This will be followed by updated results from our latest Operator survey of drivers and barriers, including EU-specific requirements.

Ecosystem establishment: market requirements and business models

  • Voice from enterprise end users
  • Making real estate small cell ready and smart building certification
  • Neutral host, multi-operator business models

Regulation and policy

  • Learning from US regulation
  • EU Pro-densification policy
  • Harmonized installation classes for RF compliance

Technology and interoperability  

  • Xhaul and functional splits
  • Virtualization and edge computing
  • Orchestration, Automation and SON:
  • 5G new radio and spectrum bands
  • Interoperability testing

Full agenda to follow.  Please get in touch if any of these are relevant to your organization and you would like to present your work and propose areas for collaboration.

If you would like to be part of this event and you’re not a member, please contact


ETSI Building, Sophia Antipolis, France

Please note: there will be a meeting for the SCF Executive Board and Chairs on the afternoon of Monday 23 April, held in or near to the ETSI building.

Get involved

If you would like to be part of this event and you’re not a member, please contact us.

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