Most of the big names involved in femtocell and small cell technology are gearing up for the Femtocells World Summit 2011 next week, which will take place from June 21-23 at The Park Lane Hotel in Piccadilly. This summit, in partnership with the Femto Forum, brings together important names from across the femtocell industry, from component suppliers to network operators. The centrepiece of the Femtocells World Series, this event will be attended by over 350 delegates. With all the latest news about development and deployment, presentations from industry and thought leaders, and discussion about the future of this exciting technology, this is an important even in the femtocell calendar.
Will Franks, our CTO and co-founder, will be one of those giving a talk at the event, discussing small cells. In this exciting talk he will explain the current deployments and future uses of the technology, including the use of intelligent small cells to form an Edge Cloud, transforming the mobile experience by bringing the power of cloud technology resources closer to mobile users. Will is also going to discussing Ubiquisys’ recent announcements with Texas Instruments and Intel, and the creation of a new generation of intelligent tri-mode small cell hotspots (3G/LTE/WiFi). Small cell terminology is another subject which will be addressed in this talk, with Will helping to clear some of the difficulties which surround these terms.
The exhibition area holds some treats too, with various cutting-edge femtocells and small cells on display. These technologies vary in the scale of their usage from residential devices to those used to create hotspots in public spaces. A number of our customers and partners will also be putting on presentations and displaying some of their latest products and services. Be sure to check out NEC, Network Norway, SerComm, Nokia Siemens Networks and SoftBank.
For anyone planning to attend the summit there are two pre-conference workshops, also being held at The Park Lane Hotel, which are taking place a day before the event on June 20th. One, run by the Femto Forum, is exclusively for operators. This workshop is concerned with the best practice for femtocell deployment. It will be going on from 2pm to 6pm. The second is run by Femto Forum Femtocell Industry Awards 2011. Excellence across the industry is rewarded, recognising contributions to advances in femtocells, their uses and deployment. Winners are chosen by an panel of unaffiliated experts, journalists and analysts. Awards will be presented for 11 categories, including technological innovation, commercial deployment and social contribution.
Remember to follow us on Twitter, where we will be providing live coverage of the summit as events unfold. Keep an eye on this blog too, as we will be posting a summary of the big news at the end of each day.