Small Cell Forum Releases

Welcome to the Release Program

The Small Cell Forum Release Program has now established business cases and market drivers for all the main use cases. Our most recent outputs address the business drivers, technology, architectures and deployment considerations for virtualized small cells.

Small cell virtualization will be a key enabler of 5G HetNets, enterprise services and the Internet of Things (IoT), offering significant benefits including scalability, agility, cost reduction and network slicing. 

Virtualization allows network functions to be separated from the radio, and run on commodity hardware, including the cloud. This allows resources to be scaled dynamically according to the number and type of mobile services in use.

This latest set of documents comprise a practical working guide detailing technical and commercial best practice for operators planning to deploy Network Function Virtualization (NFV).