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3 takeaways from Small Cell Forum Release 9

Marking its 10th anniversary, industry advocacy group Small Cell Forum published Release 9, which covers a broad range of small cell-related topics, both technological- and market-based. “The next few years will see densification on a massive scale of both existing 4G networks as well as...

ETSI renames MEC focus with expanded view on hetnets, LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi

ETSI’s MEC plans were signified with a name change and expanded focus to include hetnets using LTE, 5G, fixed broadband and Wi-Fi technologies. Highlighting the rapidly expanding scale and scope of mobile edge computing on the greater telecommunications space, the European Telecommunications Standards...

AT&T exec tapped to chair the Small Cell Forum

The London-based Small Cell Forum has appointed AT&T's director of RAN product information, David Orloff, as the new chairman of the industry group. Small Cell Forum advocates for adoption of small cell technology and solutions, along with integrated hetnets, with an emphasis on enterprise digitalization....

Small cells, SON will be central to 5G

Small Cell Forum: 'Hetnets and 5G are inherently based around density and small cells' With the publication June 29 of its Release 7, the Small Cell Forum focuses on the centrality of self-organizing network technology to next-generation "5G" networks. Small Cell Forum Chairman Alan Law stressed...

Hetnets evolution will rely on SON technology to enable scale

A new report from the Small Cell Forum titled "HetNet and SON Foundations" includes a poll of tier-one and tier-two operators, two-thirds of whom indicated heterogeneous networks would be "very important" or "critical" to business objectives through 2020. The survey, conducted by Rethink Technology Research...

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