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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Streamlined Small Cell Siting Policies Vital for 5G Success

5G Americas and Small Cell Forum Industry Associations offer solutions on small cell siting challenges for effective 5G network densification London, UK and Bellevue, WA, USA, 29th August 2018 – 5G Americas and Small Cell Forum believe that if the challenges of siting for outdoor cells are not addressed in a timely manner, many of the benefits which governments, regulators and cities hope to derive from 5G – such as smart city platforms and the Industrial IoT – will be severely compromised. The two associations emphasize that altering regulatory policies…

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SCF Gathers Industry to Deliver Rural and Remote Small Cell Solutions to Bridge Digital Divide

Event will bring together ecosystem aiming to ensure enhanced connectivity from network densification is not confined to urban canyons   London, UK – 16th July 2018 – Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization driving network densification worldwide, has announced that it will host the first ever event devoted to tackling the challenges of rural and remote connectivity. It will bring together the operator and vendor ecosystem, major technology companies and a range of partner organisations to ensure that the transformative impacts of network densification and the Internet of Things…

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Small Cell Forum Launches Healthcare Initiative to Address Risks of Poor Cellular Coverage

Two thirds of healthcare workers say that poor cellular coverage negatively impacts their daily jobs London, UK – 6th June 2018 – SCF (Small Cell Forum), the telecoms organization driving universal cellular coverage, has today announced that it is engaging with the healthcare sector to support the deployment of small cells in order to address the considerable risks of poor connectivity. Research commissioned by SCF shows that two thirds of healthcare workers face challenges in their day-to-day jobs because of poor cellular coverage. In an environment where there may be…

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SCF Small Cell Awards 2018 Winners Announced

Enterprise connectivity recognised as annual awards shine light on growing market Small Cells World Summit, London – 23rd May 2018 SCF (Small Cell Forum) has announced the winners of the SCF Small Cell Awards 2018, recognising outstanding achievement within, and contributions to, the global small cell industry. The awards were presented at the Small Cell World Summit in London last night. 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…

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Small Cell Forum Welcomes FCC Move to Relax Regulations on Cell Siting

SCF has called for more urgency on dense networks to ensure IoT-ready 5G around the world LONDON, 9th March 2018 – Small Cell Forum, the telecoms organization driving network densification worldwide, has hailed an announcement by FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr and the draft Second Report and Order in the FCC proceeding on Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment. The announcement and draft ruling represent a huge step forward to removing bureaucratic barriers standing in the way of bringing the benefits of small cells to consumers all…

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Small Cell Forum: Europe risks falling behind in smart cities and industrial IoT

SCF welcomes call for more urgency on dense networks to ensure IoT-ready 5G for Europe LONDON, 27 February 2018 – Small Cell Forum, the telecoms organization driving network densification worldwide, has welcomed a report urging more urgency and innovation in the development of Europe’s communications infrastructure. According to a new report from Rethink Technology Research, fragmented regulation and the need for greater urgency from larger MNOs mean Europe is currently falling well behind North America and the larger Asian economies in the densification of mobile networks. The result, the report…

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