Broadband Breakfast Insight: Small cells and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) are among the most discussed topics today in broadband infrastructure. These two reports put forward, largely from a global perspective, an industry-focused technical and regulatory approach to the deployment of 5G systems. ->
Small Cell Forum and 5G Americas Collaborate to Drive Best Practice for Small Cell Deployment
London, UK and Bellevue, WA, USA, 19 December 2016 – Small Cell Forum (SCF) and 5G Americas today announced the launch of two detailed guides to support the efficient deployment of small cells. The two leading mobile wireless organizations have cooperated to produce the reports, titled Small Cell Siting: Regulatory and Deployment Considerations and Multi-Operator and Neutral Host Small Cells: Drivers, Architectures, Planning and Regulation.
The documents mark the first output of SCF and 5G America’s liaison agreement, created explicitly to support and simplify the planning and regulatory issues associated with the dense Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) deployments that will be typical in our 5G mobile future, and in which small cells will be a significant component. Experts from both forums and their member organizations have been working globally to author the documents. It is the goal of the organizations to help eliminate potential roadblocks and mitigate challenges that may slow the process of successful small cell deployments. The deployment of millions of additional small cell sites in itself will be a monumental challenge in light of current regulation policy and the costs often associated with the traditional cell siting infrastructure.