Event: Small Cells Global Congress
Date: 5- 6 November 2013
Venue: Berlin, Germany
What: Presenting on Wednesday 6th November: “Meeting the challenges and capitalising on the opportunities of urban small cell deployment”
Chair the afternoon on Tuesday 5th in the small cells track
Panel on Wednesday 6th – 10:05 Small Cell Systems in the Enterprise, Beyond Coverage & Capacity
Event: Wi-Fi World Summit
Date: 25 – 26 September 2013
Venue: London, UK
What: Chair of stream A: Wi-Fi Business Models, Wednesday 25th September. Breakfast briefing: Small Cells and Wi-Fi, Thursday 26th September
We conducted a webinar, co-organised with the nice folks at Telecom Evangelist, entitled “The Hunt for the Golden Lamppost – the challenges of deploying a small cell network”.
The webinar was conducted on 23rd July 2013, but can now be viewed online at:
The webinar covers:
- - The state of play in small cells today
- - Situation report on the hunt for small cell sites in the UK – the “lamp grab”
- - The need to align communities of interest
- - Understanding operator motivations for small cells: it’s not just about capacity
- - The challenges – rewriting the radio planning rule book
- - Approaches to valuing small cell site portfolios
- - The potential role of a Small Cells as a Service approach
Event: Aligning Small Cell Incentives
Date: 19 September 2013
What: We have suggested this event and are working with Cambridge Wireless to create a full programme.
The need for small cells is now well established, giving an opportunity for mobile operators to deliver ever-increasing levels of capacity while improving user experience, despite limited spectrum and technology gains. However, getting the best from small cells requires the alignment of the incentives for small cells amongst several parties with distinct and potentially conflicting needs.
The event will bring together experts from every element of the small cell value chain to share their experiences of recent high-profile deployments and ‘war stories’ concerning the lessons they have learnt on how to get the best from small cells.
Event: Small Cells World Summit
Date: 4 -6 June 2013
What: Simon Saunders is presenting “Small cells on the right sites when budgets are tight” on issues of choice of sites for metrocells. Also moderating a panel on “New verticals and applications for small cells”. See full programme.
Event: WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress
Date: 12-13 June 2013
What: Simon Saunders is moderating a stream on “Deployments and Technical Insights” and chairing a session on “Seamless Wi-Fi: ” at this “the world’s leading carrier grade Wi-Fi event”.
Event: Wi-Fi and Small Cells North America
Date: 24-25 April 2013
Venue: Boston, US
What: Simon Saunders is chairing Day 2 of this event, which brings together the licensed and spectrum aspects of small cells.
Event: Chronos “Phase Ready” Seminar
Date: 8 May 2013
Venue: London, UK
What: This event by leading telecom timing and synchronisation specialists, Chronos, will explore the issues in ensuring appropriate synchronisation in LTE-A networks, especially associated with the rise in small cells. Our technology director, Simon Saunders, will be delivering the industry keynote “Big Time for Small Cells”.
Event: 5th Future of Wireless International Conference
Date: 1-2 July 2013
Venue: Cambridge, Surrey, UK
What: We are Silver sponsors of this event, and are presenting in session B1 on “Innovative Applications of small cell topologies’’
Event: Antennas and Propagation Short Course
Date: 18-22 November 2013
Venue: Guildford, Surrey, UK
What: This long running and popular short course course is designed to provide an overview of the fundamental principles associated with microwave and RF antennas and propagation. The course will present the underlying theory in an accessible manner, together with techniques for application of the theory to satellite and mobile communications scenarios as well as broadcasting and indoor wireless applications. The course is partly based on a MSc modules taught at Surrey University. Topics include antenna principles and calculations from electromagnetic theory; radio propagation modelling, overcoming channel impairments, antenna design with the inclusion of laboratory demonstrations.
Simon Saunders of Real Wireless will be lecturing on propagation modelling for mobile networks, including macrocells, microcells, picocells and femtocells.