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    1. Timely reminder of the huge opportunity for rural small cells

      Research published by UK regulator Ofcom last week has unquestionably caught the media's attention and seen a flurry of reports focussing on a particular statistic that whilst overall levels of consumer satisfaction with mobile networks are high – only two thirds of those living in rural areas say they enjoy a good mobile service.

      Ofcom used independent firm RootMetrics to analyse call data, and found that typically only around of 85% of calls made in rural areas pass off without a problem.

      The media attention on mobile services in rural areas acts as a timely reminder of the work the ...

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    2. The LTE ecosystem gathers for LTE Africa 11-13 November 2014 Cape Town

      Small Cell Forum members receive a 10% discount on the LTE Africa.

      LTE Africa 2014

      Due to the unprecedented success of the launch LTE Africa 2013 event and substantial growth in LTE deployment in Africa, the 2014 event will be co-located with Africa Com, the leading Telecom expo in Africa, taking place in November in Cape Town.

      LTE Africa will benefit from the expected 8,000+ attendees attending the Africa Com expo, & will attract 500+ attendees to the co-located LTE Africa Conference.

      With over 54% of attendees representing the operator community last year, our 2nd Annual event is guarantee to bring together the ...

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    3. Small Cells and security – tackling operator concerns and protecting subscribers

      For anyone in the mobile industry, security will always be a concern and it is something that the small cell community has been taking seriously ever since the first femtocells made it out of the labs. The Small Cell Forum has tackled security as part of its release programme and keeps up to date on the latest applications and any risks that could arise.

      While many measures are specified by 3GPP standards on Small Cell Security (TS 33.320 & TR 33.820) and understood by the industry at large as good industry practices, here are some of the main areas ...

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