5G FAPI specs updated with richer 3GPP feature set

5G FAPI suite continues to evolve to meet industry needs and 3GPP alignment

SCF has updated the 5G FAPI and 5G nFAPI specs, extending the feature sets – including NR positioning and 7.2x FH status awareness. This update demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the ecosystem to continually improve the standard, adding new features and maintaining existing ones.


SCF Small Cell Awards 2020 Open for Entries

Small Cell Forum has announced that its 12th annual awards are now open for entries. Honoring commercial achievement and technical innovation across ten categories, the awards are open to both SCF members and non-members from all parts of the small cell ecosystem.

Now in its twelfth year, the prestigious annual awards for the small cell industry are open for entries. With awards covering ten categories, plus the highly coveted ‘judges’ choice’ award, there is an opportunity to celebrate excellence and innovation in every aspect of commercial network deployment in the 5G era.

Small Cell Forum (SCF) is the trade association for small cell vendors, network infrastructure providers, service providers and operators working towards network densification. Its work program is about accelerating small cell adoption and driving wide-scale cellular network densification, and has operated the Small Cell Awards since their inception in 2009.

The SCF Small Cell Awards are judged independently by a panel of eleven leading industry analysts and journalists. Entries close midnight GMT on Friday 13 March, and firms can submit entries here.

The Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the global small cell industry and take place as part of Small Cells World Summit held in London on 12-13 May 2020. Small Cells World Summit is the flagship global event for the small cell, Wi-Fi and DAS industry and is now organized by SCF, which successfully took over the programming and running of the event last year.

SCF CEO Sue Monahan said: ‘Last year’s awards once again raised the bar for excellence with the breadth and diversity of entries reflecting the constant evolution of the small cell industry itself. The reinstatement of the Gala Dinner provided the perfect backdrop for our award ceremony and I’d encourage people to join us to celebrate with finalists and industry colleagues again this year!’