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

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

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Organisation:  CW (Cambridge Wireless)