5G FAPI specs updated with richer 3GPP feature set
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.FIND OUT MORE
Small Cell Forum was founded with the aim of ensuring scale and, explicitly, diversity for the small cell industry. Diverse ecosystems are stable, sustainable and resilient. And right now ensuring the right conditions for diversity is our absolute priority:
An expanding group of players will be using small cells to facilitate 4G and 5G deployment in a wide range of environments in the coming years. To make this happen new approaches to small cell development are needed. There also need to be new business models.
Our members are responding to these needs. They are developing specifications, technical blueprints and guides. Their aim? To facilitate interoperability for physical and virtual small cell networks – and to enable multi-vendor and multi-operator (or neutral host) deployment.
This is a fast-changing environment, one that SCF is helping to enable. But our basic mission has not changed. SCF is accelerating small cell deployments. We are helping to enable low-cost, agile mobile infrastructure. We are working with regulators and municipalities. We are partnering enterprise. And we are supporting new business models.
Our 2020-21 work program addresses requirements from service providers, enterprises and technology providers – all of which will be driving the small cell-enabled 5G future.