By Mazen Chmaytelli, MulteFire Alliance President

Amidst the holiday cheer and before we ring in the New Year, I wanted to take the time to reflect on everything the MulteFire Alliance has accomplished in the last twelve months. We have achieved some significant milestones in our first year and are on track to make considerable strides in 2017.

Notable highlights from 2016 include:

Membership Momentum

From cable operators and mobile operators to small cell and Wi-Fi vendors, we are growing in numbers and expanding our reach to all corners of the world. Global support is crucial for the adoption of MulteFire technology and I look forward to seeing our membership continue to grow in the coming year.

Industry Resources

Alliance members have helped with the creation and production of materials to educate the industry on the benefits MulteFire. A few of the popular resources include:

 

Specification Development

With the Release 1.0 specification nearing completion, the Alliance has promoted key features such as end-to-end architecture, neutral host and radio link. Learn more by watching the recorded Light Reading webinars: MulteFire’s End-to-End Architecture and Understanding MulteFire’s Radio Link.

This is merely a snapshot of the Alliance activities from the last twelve months and does not account for all the behind-the-scenes work that goes on within the various technical working groups, marketing committee, Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. Each of these groups keep the wheels turning via weekly conference calls and frequent face-to-face meetings in all regions of the world.

We have completed a tremendous amount of work in a short period and I am honored to be part of this cross-industry, collaborative group. The potential applications for MulteFire range from private networks to industrial IoT to neutral host solutions – and that is only the beginning. A special thanks to all our members for their unwavering support and I look forward to what’s to come in the New Year.