Small Cell Forum Unveils Operator Research Showing Accelerating Densification and Enterprise Deployments on Road to 5G

New non-residential small cell deployments set to grow at compound annual rate of 36% from 2015 to 2025, with Enterprise deployments set to 17x over same period San Jose, CA – 5th December 2017 Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization driving universal cellular coverage, today announced the results of an in-depth survey of over 50 mobile operators, undertaken by Rethink Technology Research. The survey questioned operators’ deployment plans and business drivers for a dense HetNet, as well as the barriers they expect to have to overcome. The results showed…

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Small Cell Forum, 5G Americas and TIA Respond to California Small Cell Bill Veto

Organizations highlight importance of connectivity for municipalities, reiterate pledge to co-operate to expedite deployment of small cells to increase cellular network coverage, speed, and enhanced capacity for 5G LONDON, UK – 23rd October 2017 – Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization driving universal cellular coverage, 5G Americas, the wireless trade association for the Americas advancing mobile services through LTE and beyond to 5G, and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech connectivity networks, today responded to the recent veto of a…

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Small Cell Forum Boosts Membership to Accelerate Progress on Path to 5G

Momentum continues to grow for SCF’s work in enabling the digitized enterprise, densification and lighting the path to 5G London, 9th October 2017 – Small Cell Forum (SCF) has welcomed nine new members from across the wireless and Internet ecosystems, further expanding its breadth of expertise – especially in key Asian markets – and strengthening its efforts in laying the groundwork for robust and interoperable 5G networks. The Forum’s new members are: Ciena, Druid, Fastback Networks, InCoax, NextNav, Plasma Antennas, Raycap, Shenzen Gongjin Electronics Co and Technicolor. As networks continue…

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SCF and Reliance Jio to Host Inaugural Densification Summit in Mumbai

Small Cell Forum and Indian Telecoms Ecosystem to Gather Requirements to Accelerate Network Densification in the Region London, UK & Mumbai, India 3rd October 2017 – Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization driving universal cellular coverage, and Reliance Jio, the leading Indian mobile network operator (MNO), today announced that they will host the world’s first Densification Summit in Mumbai, October 4-5. The event, open to both SCF members and non-members, will focus on sharing the Forum’s expertise in network densification with players in the world’s fastest-growing telecoms market, whilst…

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Small Cell Forum and ITRI take leap forward in private networks

SCF’s fifth LTE Plugfest event focused on private evolved packet cores – a key enabling technology for enterprise small cell use cases London, 3rd July 2017 Small Cell Forum (SCF) has successfully completed its fifth LTE Plugfest, hosted by ITRI, Taiwan’s world-leading technology institute. The Plugfest was one of the first events in the world to test interoperability for private evolved packet cores (EPCs). These are key enablers for enterprise private networks, which are a significant growth opportunity for small cells – but only if they can work with the…

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Small Cell Forum Awards 2017 Recognise Commercial Success as Technology Goes Mainstream

Small cell pioneers and new players recognised at event marking Forum’s 10th anniversary SCWS – London – 24th May 2017 Small Cell Forum (SCF) has announced the winners of the Small Cell Forum Industry Awards 2017, recognising outstanding achievement within, and contributions to, the global small cell industry. The awards were presented at a gala dinner held at the Small Cell World Summit in London last night, which also marked the forum’s 10th anniversary. Open to the whole industry and judged independently of SCF by a panel of distinguished analysts,…

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Plasma Antennas Joins Small Cell Forum to Make 5G a Commercial Reality

Patented plasma silicon technology provides the price and performance breakthrough for 5G small cells Winchester, UK – 22nd May 2017 Plasma Antennas, the inventors of plasma silicon technology, today announced that it has joined Small Cell Forum (SCF), the global industry body driving the wide-scale adoption of small cells and heterogeneous networks. The new generation of 5G cellular networks will provide massive, instantly steerable bandwidth in mmWave frequencies, and will rely on a much denser network topology, where small cells will play a major part. But the drive to making…

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Small Cell Forum Announces Enterprise Advisory Council with Founding Members Including CBRE, General Motors, Kaiser Permanente, Marriott International, Texas A&M University and WeWork

Enterprise Advisory Council Draws Membership from Across Enterprise Spectrum to Promote and Drive Delivery of High-Quality, Ubiquitous Cellular Coverage London, UK – 16th May 2017 – Small Cell Forum (SCF) has today announced the launch of its Enterprise Advisory Council (EAC), focused on deepening industry ties, and working alongside businesses and institutions to help solve the issue of poor cellular coverage. The Council is a collaborative effort to bring together the Forum’s cellular industry members and businesses to provoke discussion, articulate the benefits of digitized enterprise networks and drive small…

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