Small Cell Forum Releases
The Small Cell Forum Release Program has now established business cases and market drivers for all the main use cases. Our most recent outputs address the market drivers, technology, deployment and regulatory issues around HetNets and SON. These documents provide a working guide to deploying HetNets now, and a migration path to 5G.
Small Cell Forum defines HetNet as a ‘multi-x environment – multi-technology, multi-domain, multi-spectrum, multi-operator and multi-vendor. It must be able to automate the reconfiguration of its operation to deliver assured service quality across the entire network, and flexible enough to accommodate changing user needs, business goals and subscriber behaviors.’
Our aim is to provide tools and best practice to ease the path to this multi-x network, and to start implementing technologies which will also be part of 5G.