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  • Changing the shape of future networks Singapore April 2015

  • Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

    Small cells matter

    More customers. More data revenues. More usage. Less churn.

    Source: https://gsmaintelligence.com Feb 15, 2015 15:00 UTC

    3,667,620,297 and counting

    GSM ASSOCIATION TICKER OF UNIQUE MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS

  • Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

    Indoor small cells for home or small office

    applications

    Coverage driven premises-based small cells for deployment beyond

    the home e.g., government buildings, hotels, hospitals as well as SMEs or corporate campuses

    Small cells that offer capacity for dense environments, which may be indoor (e.g., shopping malls, convention centers or

    transport hubs) or outdoor (e.g., parks or city centers)

    Indoor & outdoor small cells connecting the unconnected delivering services to users in rural

    and remote environments (e.g., remote communities, disaster recovery, special events,

    military applications, public safety, transportation)

    RESIDENTIAL URBAN

    ENTERPRISE RURAL & REMOTE

    Small cells indoor, outdoor everywhere

  • 10 MILLION SMALL CELLS DEPLOYED WORLDWIDE

    Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

  • Confidence in deployment of Small Cells is continuing to grow

    Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

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    Plans are accelerating

  • Our release programme can help you accelerate Small Cell deployments

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    Source: Rethink Technology Research Jan 2015

    Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

    However, still a long way to go towards widespread mass deployment

    87% of tier one/two carriers have small cells in plans by end 2018 (exc residential)

    But most still at trial or planning stage, with precise trigger dates often uncertain

    Seize opportunities

  • Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

    N America 1,011,105

    L America 19,965

    Europe 418,695

    China 186,750

    APAC 356,760

    MEA 282,325

    We continue to drive our communications across the globe

    Source: 2014 small cells shipments by region

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    We are using our Release Programme to address understanding across use cases

  • Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

    Regulation Standardization

    Security Interoperability

    Deployment Interference management

    Business case Market drivers

    Small Cell Forum helps them to answer these questions

    OPERATORS SEE THE POTENTIAL OF SMALL CELLS. BUT THEY ALSO NEED THE RESOLUTION OF IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT:

    So why do Small Cells need a forum?

  • Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

    We have driven the standardization of key elements of small cell technology including Iuh, FAPI/SCAPI, SON,

    the small cell services API, TR069 evolution and the X2 interface.

    What have we done?

  • Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

    Small Cell Forum

    Release FIVE

  • Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

    Rural & Remote comprises 16 documents, including Business Drivers and Case Studies

    Individual documents also focus on backhaul, deployment challenges and architectures associated with rural & remote environments

    Sets out a clear commercial and technical case for operators, businesses and communities everywhere

    Small cells could deliver mobile broadband to an additional 650 million users with GDP benefits close to $1 trillion

    Release Five: Rural & Remote

  • Access to billions of new mobile users including high ARPU and high value application areas

    Leverage existing investments in small cells infrastructure to work harder in new environments

    Opportunities for differentiation and brand strengthening with specialist services

    Significant social and economic value particularly for rural communities in developing nations and supporting disaster relief efforts

    Small cells in Rural & Remote environments the benefits to operators

    Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

  • Operators can tap into captive, previously untapped and unreachable markets due to reduced deployment costs

    and new ecosystems to deliver via small cells

    Operator investment in small cells in Rural & Remote areas

    Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

    R5 Rural & Remote Business Case 051.05.01

    Real Wireless

  • The Release Program is working

    Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

    Survey of 59 operators January 2015 found 80% had direct responsibility for small cell decisions or plans

    77% found the Release documents directly valuable with 23% viewing them as extremely useful

    54% said the documents had supported critical business or technical decisions

    The Release Program is highly rated by its users in terms of one of its most important objectives, to lower the barriers to deployment which still exist for many carriers by providing practical and in-depth information and best practice. ReThink Technology Research February 2015

  • Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

    TODAY CARRIER MEMBERS ARE DRIVING TECHNICAL WORKSTREAMS THAT INCLUDE:

    Integration of small cells into 5G

    standards evolution

    HetNet interoperability

    Regulatory development

    Whats next: Technology

    Smarter Wi-Fi integration LAA & Wi-Fi calling

    Smarter SON

    Virtualisation of Small Cells

    Small Cells and M2M

  • Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

    Whats next: Advocacy

  • Who are we doing all this for?

    Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

    We are a carrier-led organization. Our operator

    members feed us their requirements and we respond.

    OPERATORS

    We do this for you

  • What can you do?

    Small Cell Forum Ltd 2015

    Make your voice heard.

    Join us.

    Tell us what your customers need.

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