The Future Network 1, 11/17

About The Future Network

Introduction to distributed networks

Small cells special feature

Distributed networks regional focus: Asia

15 Guest editorial: Operators’ HetNet plans will collapse if siting issues are not resolved

17 The Future Network @ TowerXchange Meetup Asia agenda

19 What is a Meetup?

20 Technology working groups

21 How can I join?

22 How can you make the most of the opportunity?

23 Sponsorship options

24 TowerXchange’s analysis of the independent tower market in Asia

39 How do you see the future of cellular networks evolving?

40 Analysys Mason: Network implications of 5G

44 Altaeros: Infrastructure innovations enabling rural connectivity

47 CommScope: The future of cellular networks – densification, optimisation, virtualisation

51 BMI Research: How 5G and IoT will drive convergence, consolidation and infrastructure rationalisation

54 Ericsson: Moving towards network function virtualisation – what will the impact on traditional infrastructure be?

58 Extenet Systems: How to build distributed networks

61 Huawei: Enabling the indoor digital economy – introducing a new multi operator small cell solution designed with the neutral host model in mind

66 JMA Wireless: Pick a niche and stick with it

70 Parallel Wireless: Connecting the rural unconnected to bridge the digital divide

75 Small Cell Forum: Building a dense HetNet today for a 5G tomorrow

79 Sivers IMA: How a chip vendor strategically positions their products to support the networks of the future

84 Towerco ambitions in DAS, small cells and public Wi-Fi

87 Indoor distributed networks

91 Outdoor distributed networks

94 Who will win the race to provide multi-operator small cells?

100 Airspan: How the integration of small access and wireless backhaul can revolutionise operator business models

104 Cellnex: How Cellnex are embracing small cells and DAS

107 Digital Bridge: (Re)defining towercos

110 edotco: edotco launches new mobility solution in Cyberjaya

112 Google: Project Loon as complementary infrastructure

116 ip.access: Small cell networks for hire

121 JCDecaux: Unlocking outdoor small cell roll out

125 Protelindo: Protelindo acquires microcell firm iForte for US$80mn

127 Rethink Research: Neutral host models must evolve quickly to realise small cell potential

130 Russian Towers: Russian Towers’ services vision

135 Small Cell Forum: The growth and rollout of the global small cell market and the role for towercos in multi-operator neutral-host deployments

141 Tillman Global Holdings’ vision for small cells, towercos and ESCOs across five continents

146 WIG: Opportunities for an independent infrastructure provider in European DAS and small cells