• Verizon to launch nation’s first 5G esports training facility
    by Catherine Sbeglia on January 24, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Verizon’s Chief Strategy Officer: ‘5G could fuel esports’ Verizon has been very active in all things gaming and sports, from providing 5G coverage in numerous NFL stadiums and basketball and hockey arenas, to working with Google to offer cloud gaming. Now, the operator is making moves in the esports arena via a partnership with professional esports organization [...] The post Verizon to launch nation’s first 5G esports training facility appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Connected cars are a ‘key component’ of AT&T’s IoT strategy
    by Kelly Hill on January 24, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C.–AT&T has 32 million connected cars operating on its network, as well as 5 million fleet vehicles. At this week’s Washington Auto Show, Jeff Stewart, AVP for global public policy at AT&T Services, called connected vehicles “a key growth area” for the carrier, which he said has been adding vehicle connections at a rate [...] The post Connected cars are a ‘key component’ of AT&T’s IoT strategy appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • NTT DoCoMo targets 2030 for commercial launch of ‘6G’
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on January 24, 2020 at 4:42 pm

      Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo aims to launch commercial “6G” technology by 2030, the carrier said in a release. The Japanese operator has released a white paper on the topic of 6G technology that incorporates DoCoMo’s views in the field of 5G evolution and 6G communications technology, areas that the company has been researching since [...] The post NTT DoCoMo targets 2030 for commercial launch of ‘6G’ appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • UK officials propose limited role in 5G rollouts for Huawei: Report
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on January 24, 2020 at 4:38 pm

      British officials have proposed granting Chinese vendor Huawei a limited role in the deployment of 5G networks in the country, resisting U.S. pressure for a complete ban, Reuters reported, citing two people with knowledge of the matter. The recommendation was made at a meeting of officials from senior government departments, according to the report. [...] The post UK officials propose limited role in 5G rollouts for Huawei: Report appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Dish dreams big, hopes to deliver 5G internet to 70% of Americans by 2023
    by Catherine Sbeglia on January 24, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Dish is building a 5G network ‘from the ground up’ Dish Network said that it plans to soon release a request for information/request for proposal on telecom transport services, and revealed its intention to provide standalone 5G broadband coverage to 70% of Americans by June 2023. The fifth in a series of RFPs for different [...] The post Dish dreams big, hopes to deliver 5G internet to 70% of Americans by 2023 appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Test and Measurement: AT&T snags Opensignal’s nod for fastest download speeds
    by Kelly Hill on January 24, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Last year was a big one for major network improvements, according to Opensignal, whose latest numbers show improving mobile video quality — particularly for both Verizon and Sprint (!) — while AT&T surged ahead in download speeds and won the category. Despite the hype around 5G, LTE is still the dominant network technology that most [...] The post Test and Measurement: AT&T snags Opensignal’s nod for fastest download speeds appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Case Study: How IoT, BYOD, and Greater Usage are Driving Cellular System Upgrades in Commercial Facilities
    by Dean Richmond on January 23, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Every commercial and corporate facility is impacted by increasing demand for cellular service due to a surge in volume of voice and data use by occupants and guests, IoT applications, public safety concerns, operational necessities, and BYOD policies. Many building owners and managers have attempted to address this issue with different technologies that, unfortunately, no The post Case Study: How IoT, BYOD, and Greater Usage are Driving Cellular System Upgrades in Commercial Facilities appeared first on Connected REM.

  • Malaysia on track to launch 5G in the third quarter of 2020
    by Catherine Sbeglia on January 23, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Malaysian Prime Minister not afraid of Huawei: ‘But what is there to spy (on) exactly in Malaysia?’ The Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad said the country is on track to commercially launch 5G technology in the third quarter of 2020 and hopes the technology will serve as the infrastructure for economic growth. [...] The post Malaysia on track to launch 5G in the third quarter of 2020 appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Rogers Communications to deploy spectrum sharing tech this year: CEO
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on January 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm

      Canadian carrier Rogers Communications expects to start deploying spectrum sharing technology later this year, the company’s CEO Joe Natale said during a conference call with investors. The executive said that the deployment of this technology will allow Rogers to use its current 4G spectrum for the provision of 5G. “We are currently testing dynamic [...] The post Rogers Communications to deploy spectrum sharing tech this year: CEO appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • How 5G, IoT and AI will change the CRE world
    by Joe Dyton on January 23, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    In our newsletter story last week, Connected Real Estate Magazine wrote about how IoT (Internet of Things) is changing the world, based on insights from a recent Economist article. The reported noted IoT’s potential impact on consumer products, domestic and global economies, the industrial market as well as residential and commercial real estate. These revelations The post How 5G, IoT and AI will change the CRE world appeared first on Connected REM.

  • Verizon CEO expecting 5G mobility service revenues in 2021
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on January 23, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    In 2019 Verizon launched mobile 5G in parts of 31 cities and a number of NFL stadiums and other arenas. While CEO Hans Vestberg, speaking to CNBC during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, wouldn’t reveal the 2020 deployment roadmap, he did say the operator expects its 5G mobility business to yield service revenues [...] The post Verizon CEO expecting 5G mobility service revenues in 2021 appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • CES Show Update: 5 tech trends CRE leaders need to know
    by Joe Dyton on January 23, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Earlier this month, CTA (Consumer Technology Association) put on the 53rd CES show in Las Vegas. More than 170,000 attendees gathered from 160 countries to see the latest and greatest products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry. The show’s product categories ranged from AI (artificial intelligence), education, mobile payments, smart homes and cites, virtual The post CES Show Update: 5 tech trends CRE leaders need to know appeared first on Connected REM.

  • WeWork’s Clones begin to scale back leasing activity
    by Joe Dyton on January 23, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    When flexible office space provider WeWork went through it numerous troubles including its CEO resigning and a failed IPO, it appeared competitors might have a chance to grab a bigger piece of the market. However, other flexible office space companies are beginning to scale back too after 10 years of rapid growth, PitchBook reports. Knotel The post WeWork’s Clones begin to scale back leasing activity appeared first on Connected REM.

  • Caution CRE- Miami-Dade Commissioner labels area 5G installation ‘absolute mess’
    by Joe Dyton on January 23, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Miami-Dade Commissioner Eileen Higgins called the small cell installations in the area, “an absolute mess” this week, Inside Towers reports. Higgins stated the lack of small cell co-location and coordination among telecom providers has made the Miami-Dade area unsightly. The issue stems from wireless carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon putting new small infrastructure throughout The post Caution CRE- Miami-Dade Commissioner labels area 5G installation ‘absolute mess’ appeared first on Connected REM.

  • AT&T brings 5G, FirstNet Services to Nellis AFB and a Neighborhood Near You
    by Joe Dyton on January 23, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    The United States’ major wireless carriers are still racing to be the first to fully deploy their 5G networks nationwide, but in the meantime they have been showing glimpses of what their next generation of wireless can do. AT&T announced last week its latest opportunity to display its 5G network will occur at Nellis Air The post AT&T brings 5G, FirstNet Services to Nellis AFB and a Neighborhood Near You appeared first on Connected REM.

  • #TBT: Gearing up for 5G; Qualcomm fends off Broadcom; States react to net neutrality repeal … this week in 2018
    by RCR Wireless News on January 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Ericsson asks what consumers want from 5G Enterprise and industrial use cases for [...] The post #TBT: Gearing up for 5G; Qualcomm fends off Broadcom; States react to net neutrality repeal … this week in 2018 appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • How Can Landlords Avoid The IoT Proof of Concept ‘Trap’
    by Joe Dyton on January 16, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    During the CES Show in Las Vegas, Lou Lutostanski, Avnet Vice President of Internet of Things (IoT), recently shared five tips on how IoT solution developers can keep their ideas out of the “proof of concept” purgatory. There is a 75 percent failure rate when it comes to taking IoT ideas from their initial conception The post How Can Landlords Avoid The IoT Proof of Concept ‘Trap’ appeared first on Connected REM.

  • FCC plans $20B Rural Broadband Fund vote for this month
    by Joe Dyton on January 16, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai plans to schedule a vote to establish the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund at the agency’s January 30 meeting, Inside Towers reports. The fund would provide up to $20.4 billion over the next decade to support high-speed broadband network deployment in rural areas that do not currently have fixed The post FCC plans $20B Rural Broadband Fund vote for this month appeared first on Connected REM.

  • Samsung acquires TeleWorld Solutions to expedite 5G expansion
    by Joe Dyton on January 16, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    This week, Samsung Electronics announced that it completed its agreement to acquire network services provider TeleWorld Solutions (TWS). The acquisition will address Samsung’s need for end-to-end support in delivering network solutions. TWS, Samsung’s offerings make acquisition an ideal fit TWS will operate as wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. The company’s service offerings The post Samsung acquires TeleWorld Solutions to expedite 5G expansion appeared first on Connected REM.

  • CRE Alert: How IoT is changing the world
    by Joe Dyton on January 16, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    The Economist recently forecasted that there will be a trillion connected computers in the world by 2035, The Wall Street Journal reports. These computers will be, “built into everything from food packaging to bridges and clothes.” The forecasted connected computer count is the result of the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT)—a system of The post CRE Alert: How IoT is changing the world appeared first on Connected REM.

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