Welcome to our latest edition – a deep dive into the technological marvels of Open RAN and 5G. Join us as we unravel insider insights from Radisys Corporation’s CEO, explore the transformative CAMARA project, and highlight pioneering entities like the Telecom Infra Project, Small Cell Forum, and Open RAN Policy Coalition. Delve into the future of consumer engagement in the Spatial Web era and discover the intersection of AI, AR, VR, and edge computing. We invite you to explore, question, engage and help shape our shared digital future. Welcome to the discourse. Happy reading!
Towers & Cells
Discover how Radisys Corporation is shaping the future of Open RAN and 5G technologies. Embracing change and spurring innovation, Radisys is accelerating the deployment of flexible and integrated solutions, pioneering a new era in wireless communication. Learn how they are extending network coverage, deploying private 5G use cases, and championing energy efficiency. Explore Radisys’ strategic focus areas in partner collaboration and their extensive collaborations within the 5G ecosystem in our comprehensive article.
In the rapidly advancing world of 5G, small cell networks are leading the charge toward the growth of Open RAN. The small cell ecosystem has always been a champion of innovation, allowing new and established vendors to coexist. Now, organizations like the SCF and O-RAN Alliance are working together to face the challenges of creating a RAN that is not only multivendor but, in many instances, virtualized. By leveraging the lessons learned from early experiences of open networking, these organizations are creating blueprints to help mitigate risks for early adopters. As per SCF’s latest forecast, open vRAN architectures are set to account for over half of the small cell installed base by 2028, signifying a monumental shift in the industry.
Deutsche Bahn, Ericsson, O2 Telefónica, and Vantage Towers partner to develop 5G infrastructure along train routes in Germany. With state funding, this project marks a pivotal step towards seamless mobile connectivity for railway passengers and forms part of the government’s broader gigabit strategy.
SCF announced the winners of the SCF Industry Awards 2023 at an awards ceremony during Small Cells World Summit in London. The SCF Industry Awards is independent awards event supporting technical innovation in, and the deployment of agile, cost-effective, scalable, cellular infrastructure and solutions by established and emerging service providers.
Small Cells World Summit takes place this month with strong focus on generating value and the sustainability of networks. Registrations are open for SCWS 2023, taking place in London on 23 – 24 May
Sateliot has launched the first satellite of a new LEO constellation to enhance 5G IoT coverage by merging satellite and terrestrial connectivity. The company aims for global coverage and massive IoT adoption with its innovative constellation.
Lynk Global has signed its second commercial contract with Telecel Group in Africa to provide 100% coverage for Vodafone Ghana’s 31 million subscribers using Lynk’s innovative “space-based cell towers” technology. The partnership will extend rural coverage, ensure service resiliency, and support IoT devices, among other benefits.
Investors seeking to maximize their profits from the potential of 5G should consider a multi-pronged approach and invest in companies that provide 5G network equipment, tower infrastructure, semiconductors, and hyperscalers as well as 5G mobile network operators. Here are the top companies across the sectors that are leading global public/private network rollouts.
To augment 5G network coverage, the European Commission has commissioned Cellnex to deliver six projects, including four inter-country transport pathways linking Portugal, Spain, and France.
Neutral host operators, Freshwave and Cellnex, are becoming more integral to telco service rollout plans across Europe. In the UK, for instance, Freshwave is rolling out London’s first-ever shared infrastructural 5G small cells. Moreover, multiple 5G deals in Spain and France have been handed to Cellnex along ‘cross-border corridors.’
Indian mobile phone operators are expected to at least double their investments in network security, with the 5G rollout expected to spark a surge in network vulnerabilities, which assume critical importance, especially for enterprises
While India’s telecom department is all set for 5G rollout, the country’s aviation security regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has raised concerns over the apparent interference of 5G C-Band spectrum with radio altimeters in airplanes.
Get an in-depth view of the 5G Tower industry, along with macro cells, small cells, and distributed antenna systems. Who are the global tower industry leaders? What are their solutions and 5G strategies? What are the new offerings in the market? Technology comparison between macrocells, small cells, and different categories of small cells (i.e. femtocells, picocells, microcells). Thought leaderships interview and articles from ecosystem players, including from Small Cell Forum on how they are accelerating adoption of small cells with private network blueprints and more.
What are the challenges of critical infrastructure? How can the PPP program accelerate infrastructure investment? Sample ongoing activities.
Why is it taking so long to roll out 5G? What is the delay? What are the technical challenges that providers need to overcome? How network signal boosters can enhance 5G?
How should decision-makers prepare for 5G DAS deployments? Where should mmWave and C-band be deployed? What do you expect to see on the carrier front with 5G? What components are needed?
What is the difference between Macrocells and Small cells? What are Femto cells, Pico cells, and Micro cells? What is Distributed Antenna System (DAS) & how it works?