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'Is small-cell thinking changing the face of remote and rural coverage?' Small Cell SIG event - Cambridge

Start date/time :  12:30 29th June 2017
End date/time :  16:40 29th June 2017
Venue :  Microsoft Research Ltd, 21 Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2FB

A broadband experience for all regardless of geographic location is well established as a political mantra. Confirmed speakers: Enrico Nigra Gattinotta of NOKIA, Bozidar Radunovic of Microsoft Research, Julie Bradford of Real Wireless, Neil Winrow of Ip.access and Ayan Ghosh of EE



As 700MHz spectrum comes onto the market, coverage and minimum data rate service conditions are being attached, and the band is being packaged as a Pioneer band for 5G.

However, pursuing coverage solution through the macro network architecture perpetuates existing and failing business models; fundamentally the economics are not changing.

For some time now innovations such as high altitude platforms, satellites, optimal clustering of small cell, neutral host, spectrum sharing have been trialled and are now delivering value in remote and rural deployments. What are the latest and maturing technology approaches and how are these approaches changing the economics?

Confirmed speaker for this event include:

  • Enrico Nigra Gattinotta, GS Solution Architect – UK, NOKIA
  • Bozidar Radunovic, Researcher, Microsoft Research
  • Julie Bradford, Wireless Expert, Real Wireless
  • Neil Winrow, Director, Product Management, Programmes and Projects, Ip.access
  • Ayan Ghosh, EE

The Small Cell SIG is championed by David Chambers of Think SmallCell, Simon Fletcher of Real Wireless, Neil Piercy of ip.access and Simon Saunders of Google.

We are grateful to Microsoft Research for hosting this event.

To follow this SIG on Twitter, @cambwireless, please use #CWSmallCell

This event is FREE to members of CW. Tickets for non-members are £150 plus VAT. To join CW as a member and attend future events for free, please visit

Limited FREE places for non-members: We are keen to engage with, and foster the next generation of technologists and engineers - we have limited FREE places for non-members who are under 35. If you would like to register for one of these places, please register as a non-member and tick the appropriate age range under Delegate Profile. This will then bring up a box to enter your date of birth. We will then confirm if you have received a place within one week of the event.

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Organisation:  CW (Cambridge Wireless)