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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Latest documents

5G FAPI: PHY API specification

This document provides the 5G PHY API specification for an application platform interface (API) between the MAC and PHY protocol layers within the small cell ecosystem.

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5G FAPI: P19 RF and digital frontend control API

This P19 interface specification serves as a companion to the 5G FAPI P5/P7 specification.

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5G nFAPI specifications

The 5G network functional application platform interface (5G nFAPI) is an initiative that extends for 5G the functional split between the MAC and PHY functions that enables virtualization of the MAC function.

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S-RU and S-DU

S-RU and S-DU test support

This document considers how to test the disaggregated units S-RU and S-DU of the RAN.

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network monitor

5G FAPI: Network monitor mode API

The functional application platform interface (FAPI) is an initiative within the small cell industry released by the Small Cell Forum.

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About nFAPI

About 5G nFAPI

The 5G network functional application platform interface (5G nFAPI) is an initiative that extends for 5G the functional split between the MAC and PHY functions that enables virtualization of the MAC function.

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SCF neutral hosts on JOTS

In this paper we provide a neutral host’s perspective on JOTS consensus UK MNO requirements

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Edge computing and small cell networks

This paper looks in detail at the architectures and deployment considerations for edge and small cells in specific premises-based use cases.

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Private cellular networks with small cells

This is a foundational report which sets out the key opportunities, challenges and recommendations in the Private-Small Cell Network market.

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Options for indoor cellular coverage

Do you want to improve your in-building cellular service but you don’t know what the options are? Then this document is for you.

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Ports connectivity requirements, small cells and private networks

This document is the first in a series of requirements reports to inform the development of technical blueprints to speed the delivery of robust cellular connectivity for seaports.

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5G Small cell architecture and product definitions

This document provides a consensus view and concise definition of the types of 5G small cells and the key characteristics of the different types of commercially viable 5G small cell RAN products.

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Alternative business models for healthcare

This paper considers the development of alternative business models for the healthcare sector. The aim is to extend the value chain for indoor solutions to more parties, while distributing the upfront capex and risk and introducing new services.

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Edge Computing made simple

Many of the objectives of edge computing and small cells are the same: to improve responsiveness and quality of service as well as to reduce strain on macro and transport networks.

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5G-era IoT use cases and enterprise small cell networks

At the time of writing, 4G IoT technologies are being deployed globally to serve a host of new applications and the standards for 5G IoT are not yet completed.

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