Small Cell Forum Releases

Release Four: Urban covers the full range of issues that may concern an operator wishing to deploy urban small cells. There is a particular focus on learnings from market leading early deployments in North America and Asia. The release also reports progress on cross industry activities to strengthen the ecosystem through multivendor interoperability. As a whole, our Urban output comprises more than 20 documents, identifying key drivers to deploy small cells and demonstrating how the business case can be evaluated. It identifies operators’ main barriers to commercial deployment and looks at the work underway across the industry to address them, developing solutions in the different disciplines of network architecture, radio access, backhaul, deployment, regulatory and services and security.