Category: Small Cell Forum


Oh what a night!!!

The Small Cell Forum Industry Awards has to be my favourite time of the year in the ‘small cell world’.  There’s a certain excitement in the air when you have all the top players in the ecosystem compete for recognition while at the same time cheer each other on as the winners get announced and make their way to the podium.  This year’s SCF awards had a staggering 65+ submissions from which the independent panel of judges selected the deserving winners. The Forum themed this year’s evening as ‘The Night of a Thousand Stars’ and it surely felt that way...


ip.access have been shortlisted for three Small Cell Forum Industry Awards

The Small Cell Forum Awards have become an extension of our partners’ outreach programme. This is because we specifically choose to submit those unique and successful commercial partner deployments which have been made possible thanks to the synergies we achieved with our partners in the deployment of small cells globally. Under category 4: Excellence in commercial deployment (RURAL & REMOTE) we have 2 successful submissions, both equally unique and successful in their own right. Small cells on the move A joint award submission with our esteemed partner, iDirect ip.access and iDirect have combined their respective small cells and satellite backhaul...


Hot news – ip.access agrees with a customer

ip.access is coming up to fifteen years old , and like any difficult teenager is prone to throw a strop or two.  One of my favourite rants is on the doubletalk that goes on around interoperability.  People who ought to know better will profess interoperability from one side of their mouths, while promoting private interfaces with the other.  Drives me mad.


Connected wherever life takes you

These days we are a ‘Here and Now’ generation. We want everything at our fingertips, and we want it NOW. The other day instead of ‘wasting’ precious time waiting for my favorite series to begin I turned to my phone.  Not only did I check both my personal and work emails, I updated Twitter, spoke to friends on Facebook, watched a clip from last nights X-Factor on YouTube and purchased a couple of items off Amazon to be delivered to the office the very next day.  I just love the 21st century, or rather I love technology. Being connected at work...


Small Cells in a Big Venue.

Last year, the Small Cell World Summit crammed into the Hilton Metropole in central London, and you could hear the place creaking at the seams.  “We’re gonna need a bigger boat”, said Carole, and moved us all this year to the banks of the Albert Dock, far away in the Mysterious East of London.  Alongside the big boat, there’s an even bigger conference venue – the ExCel – big enough to host three parallel small cell conferences and an ad-hoc session of the Small Cell Forum. It was the occasion for the launch of our Presence Cell – a new...


Release Four from the Small Cell Forum: Opening up opportunities and overcome barriers associated with urban small cells

The last release from the Small Cell Forum was announced at MWC in February 2014. Release Three: Urban Foundations was, by any standards, a wide-ranging and important document. Release Four extends this work to support the industry in opening up opportunities and overcoming the barriers associated with urban Small Cells. This is still a relatively new area for small cell deployment. It’s also a very exciting one, promising much in terms of enhanced services and revenue generation. But it’s also an area that asks a lot of questions of both operators and vendors, many of them highly technical. Hence Release...