3 About The Future Network
4 Introduction to distributed networks
6 Small cells special feature
9 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