AT&T’s David Orloff to Chair Small Cell Forum

AT&T’s David Orloff to Chair Small Cell Forum Image Credit: Small Cell Forum

The London-based Small Cell Forum(SCF), Monday announced the appointment of David Orloff as its new Chair, replacing outgoing Chair, Alan Law. The new chair is expected to lead work programs focused on laying the practical foundations for 5G including the deployment of hyperdense networks and digital enterprise.

As director of RAN product introduction at AT&T, Orloff brings a wealth of real world, dense network deployment experience, making him ideally placed to lead SCF’s new work program to lay the groundwork for 5G. 

At its Rome plenary in September, Small Cell Forum will launch a new work program that brings together all its key work items into two high-impact streams – ‘Deploying Hyperdense Networks’ and ‘Enabling Digitized Enterprise’. These will tie together all the Forum’s projects across the HetNet and create a powerful framework for the transition to 5G, said SCF.

Each of the new work streams has several operator and vendor champions who will provide a leadership role. For ‘Deploying Hyperdense Networks’, the champions are AT&T, Reliance Jio and Airhop; while for ‘Enabling Digitalized Enterprise’ they are Vodafone, Cisco, Huawei and Spidercloud.

David Orloff, In-coming Chair, Small Cell Forum
There are a lot of smart people out there working on access technology for 5G. Small Cell Forum is focused on delivering the enabling technologies and architecture to ensure the automation, service delivery and interoperability required to make 5G a success.

Sue Monahan, CEO of Small Cell Forum
I would like to thank Alan Law for his stellar leadership at a critical time for the industry. Small cells have made enormous progress and are set to be the primary enabler of future networks for enterprise, dense urban and rural services.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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