Small Cell Forum Announces New Board and Member Intake for 2019/20

New members, including Colt, Dense Air and Radysis join to strengthen Forum’s new work programs and continue their critical work in 5G-era London, UK 28th October 2019 – Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization making mobile infrastructure solutions available to all, has announced a new board for the coming year and new members from across the wireless and internet ecosystems, further expanding the organisation’s breadth of expertise in developing 5G Open Small Cell RAN architectures and 5G-era small cell products. New members include; Analog Device, Askey Computers, Colt, Dense…

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Small Cell Forum Appoints AT&T’s Dr. Prabhakar Chitrapu as Chair

Forum to continue leadership in developing 5G Open Small Cell RAN, enable new stakeholders and opportunities in evolving mobile ecosystem, and develop Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to revolutionise small cell network rollouts London, UK 9th October 2019 Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization making mobile infrastructure solutions available to all, today announced the appointment of Dr. Prabhakar Chitrapu as its new Chair, replacing outgoing Chair David Orloff. As a lead at AT&T’s Converged Access & Device Technology organization, Dr. Chitrapu brings a wealth of high-level technical and strategic…

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Small Cell Forum Research Identifies Core 5G Indoor Enterprise Use Cases to Enable the Industrial Internet of Things

Technical and commercial paper provides a comprehensive study of 5G business models and focuses on challenges and opportunities, including the emergence of a new class of operator London, UK – Thursday, 25th July 2019 Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization making mobile infrastructure solutions available to all, has today published research describing the commercial and technical realities of deploying dense indoor 5G networks, which will be essential to support varied requirements, in particular for Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) networks. The paper details how a flexible network with ubiquitous…

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Small Cell Award 2019 Winners Announced

Awards Ceremony Concludes Successful Opening Day of New-Look SCF Event London, UK – Thursday 23rd May 2019 SCF (Small Cell Forum) has announced the winners of the SCF Small Cell Awards 2019, recognising outstanding achievement within, and contributions to, the global small cell industry. The awards were presented at the Small Cell World Summit in London. Open to the whole industry and judged independently of SCF by a panel of distinguished analysts, journalists and industry experts, the awards attracted entries from operators and vendors from across the world and the…

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SCF launches global industry event for the wireless connectivity industry in London this May

Small Cells World Summit 2019 will focus on 5G-Era densification strategies and technologies London, UK 4th April 2019 – Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization driving densification worldwide, has opened registration to Small Cells World Summit 2019, a learning and networking event for the wireless connectivity industry to be held in London, 21-22 May. With event organiser Avren (Clarion) stepping back from the telecoms industry, SCF saw the opportunity to relaunch the London event, especially given the need for closer collaboration within the wireless industry with 5G on the…

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SCF Small Cell Awards Look to Honour 5G Pioneers in 2019

New categories to shine light on entrants driving developments in technologies crucial to future 5G networks London, UK 4th February 2019 – Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization driving densification worldwide, today announced that the SCF Small Cell Awards 2019 are now open for entries. The Awards, recognising outstanding achievement within, and contributions to the global small cell industry, take place on 21 May 2019 during the Small Cells World Summit World in London, the flagship global event for the small cell, Wi-Fi and DAS industry, which is held…

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SCF Calls for Industry to Adopt Open RAN Interfaces to Prevent 5G Fragmentation

Cellular industry must avoid pitfalls of proprietary solutions as it seeks to define the open RAN London, UK & Santa Clara, CA – 5th December 2018 Small Cell Forum (SCF) has today called for the cellular industry to adopt open air interface and networking standards to avoid fragmentation and ensure interoperability of equipment from different vendors. In particular, the Technology & 5G Working Group of SCF (led by Chair Prabhakar Chitrapu of AT&T – USA, with Co-Chairs Neeraj Gupta of NEC-UK & Ravi Sinha of Reliance Jio – India) is…

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Small Cell Forum Research Shows Ease of Deployment a Key Factor in Densification Essential for 5G Networks

Operator small cell deployments set to surge with 92% annual growth in North America and 74% in South-East Asia as restrictions ease following SCF and partner efforts London, UK & Santa Clara, CA – 4th December 2018 Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization driving universal cellular coverage, today announced the results of its latest in-depth survey of more than 60 mobile operators from around the world. The research shows that the small cells are currently proliferating in regions where work has been undertaken to lower regulatory barriers relating to…

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SCF and TEEMA Partner to Put 4G and 5G Small Cells at the Heart of Smart Cities

Forum and Taiwanese Government Association inked MOU and showcased use cases at Taipei event London, UK – 16th October 2018 – Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization driving densification worldwide, has partnered with the Taiwanese Government’s Electric and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA) for the latest in its series of regional workshops and summits. The bodies held an inaugural event, entitled 4G and 5G Small Cells for Smart Cities, aimed at understanding and capturing specific requirements that different regions have for small cells, and to feed these into globally aligned…

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Small Cell Forum to Accelerate Densification with New Work Program Focused on Siting Policy, Enterprise Engagement and Technologies for the 5G Era

Requirement gathering events shine light on urgent need for densification and a unified platform London, UK – 11th October 2018 – Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization driving densification worldwide, has outlined its work program for 2018-19, following the conclusion of its European plenary. The wide-ranging brief covers every aspect of densification, including policy improvements for siting and spectrum, 5G-enabling technologies and the next iteration of its enterprise action plan. The program has been designed in consultation with industry partners and enterprise groups, and reflects the growing urgency to…

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