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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Precision planning and small cells

Precision planning and small cells

Accurate planning of the location of small cells has always been important. However, the challenges of planning the best sites to achieve well-targeted, interference-free signals for 4G and 5G, whilst keeping costs under control, have increased significantly in line with the need for very high levels of data usage and truly ubiquitous coverage.

A new paper, co-authored by SCF and 5G Americas – ‘Precision planning for 5G Era networks with small cells’ – provides operators with a detailed blueprint for precision planning of small cells, which will enable them to avoid the pitfalls of densification.

Precision Planning for 5G Era Small Cells using Machine Learning

The paper examines why measurements of network quality, signal strength and quality, traffic patterns, and other topographical considerations are important for maximizing a network operator ROI, and demonstrates how including AI and machine learning models in small cell design and siting efforts can provide optimal coverage and throughput with the most efficient capital investment.

New papers from SCF working groups are always a hot topic of conversation at Plenary meetings, and our next Plenary – to be held in London on September 16 and 17 – will be no exception. Among the new publications…

Ground-breaking Precision Planning White Paper Highlights New Capabilities for Network Densification  LONDON, UK and BELLEVUE, Wash. – October 30, 2019  Small Cell Forum (SCF) and 5G Americas today announced the publication of a white paper, Precision Planning for 5G Era…

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