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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Three questions with… Cellnex

Company name: Cellnex Telecom Company overview: Cellnex Telecom is Europe’s leading operator of wireless telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructures with a portfolio of around 128,000 sites, 71,000 of them already in the portfolio and the rest in the process of closing…

Small Cells Americas Summit, 1-3 December 2014

Carole Mayhew of Avren has written a guest blog about next month’s Avren’s Small Cells Americas Summit, from 1-3 December 2014, at the Fairmont Hotel, Dallas. Avren’s Small Cells Americas Summit takes place next month at the Fairmont Hotel in…

Small Cells MENA 2014: key observations and takeaways

Sue Monahan, CEO, Small Cell Forum At the end of October our Chair Alan Law (our COO Richard Kennedy) and myself attended the Wi-Fi and Small Cells MENA event held in Dubai. The conference brought together the key players in…

Small cells and national roaming

National roaming is a big topic in the UK news this week, with the Government pushing operators to let customers move between networks when they drop out of coverage.  It’s a controversial topic and one that both the industry and operators…

Small Cells in the HetNet puzzle

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Small Cells MENA Summit, 27-28 October 2014

Carole Mayhew of Avren has written a further guest blog about this month’s Avren’s Wi-Fi and Small Cells MENA Summit, from 27-28 October 2014, at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai. The Wi-Fi and Small Cells MENA Summit is nearly upon us,…

Trend-setting in Milan and Dallas

In our latest blog, Small Cell Forum CEO Sue Monahon shares her thoughts on the recent three day plenary in Milan. It’s not often the worlds of technology and fashion collide but that’s what happened last week in Milan. Yes,…

Rural coverage doesn’t have to mean imposing towers

Rural coverage is big news in the UK at the moment with the Government keen to encourage operators to invest in reaching those in rural and remote areas.  One of the proposals reported in The Times this week was for…

Remote small cell rollout gets ever closer

Our last blog focused on one of two major Milan themes: virtualisation. But an equally demanding — and exciting — theme will be high on the agenda at that event: rural and remote small cell rollout. But Release Five will…

Virtualization: a real need

The Milan plenary is only weeks away. We’ve been saying this a lot in recent years, but this is certainly going to be one of the most significant Small Cell Forum meetings to date. Coming off the back of a…