• Dish selects VMware’s cloud platform for its 5G network
    by Catherine Sbeglia on August 3, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    VMware joins Altiostar, Fujitsu and Mavenir as Dish 5G network partners Following multiple tests and onboarding procedures, Dish Network has officially selected VMware’s Telco Cloud platform to run as an underlying cloud platform and infrastructure layer to power the carrier’s open radio access network-based 5G network. The news makes VMware the newest member to Dish’s lineup, [...] The post Dish selects VMware’s cloud platform for its 5G network appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Dish acquires Ting Mobile assets, bulking up its wireless business
    by Catherine Sbeglia on August 3, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Dish says it will offer SA 5G coverage to 70% of Americans by June 2023 Dish Network bulked up its new wireless business by acquiring Tucows’ Ting Mobile assets, including its customers, who officially transferred to Dish over the weekend. Dish Network also chose Ting parent company, Tucows, as a technology partner and will use [...] The post Dish acquires Ting Mobile assets, bulking up its wireless business appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Amazon gets FCC go-ahead to launch Kuiper broadband satellites
    by Kelly Hill on August 3, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Amazon has permission from the Federal Communications Commission to move ahead with launching a geostationary satellite constellation of more than 3,200 satellites, to provide fixed and mobile broadband services in the continental U.S. and other global locations. Dubbed Kuiper, the satellites will operate in portions of the spectrum at 17 GHz, 18 GHz, 19-20 GHz, [...] The post Amazon gets FCC go-ahead to launch Kuiper broadband satellites appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • New Nokia CEO focused on ‘transformation, refinement, and improvement’
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on August 3, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Pekka Lundmark returns to Nokia after two decades in Industry 4.0-target verticals Pekka Lundmark, after spending two decades in roles ranging from managing partner of startup-focused VC firm to CEO of both an energy company and heavy equipment provider, returns to Nokia this week as president and CEO, taking over for Rajeev Suri. Lundmark previously [...] The post New Nokia CEO focused on ‘transformation, refinement, and improvement’ appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Telstra to cover 75% of Australia’s population with 5G by June 2021: CEO
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on August 3, 2020 at 3:34 pm

      Australian carrier Telstra expects its 5G network to cover 75% of the country’s population by June 2021, the company’s CEO Andrew Penn said in a blog post. Penn noted that Telstra’s 5G network already covers around one-third of the population. The telco is already offering commercial 5G services in 53 cities and regional towns [...] The post Telstra to cover 75% of Australia’s population with 5G by June 2021: CEO appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Chunghwa Telecom targets 4,000 5G base stations by end-2020: CFO
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on August 3, 2020 at 3:27 pm

      Taiwanese operator Chunghwa Telecom expects to end 2020 with over 4,000 5G stations across Taiwan, the company’s President and CFO, Shui-Yi Kuo, said during a conference call with investors. “As of June 30, when we launched our 5G service more than 2,000 base stations covered all cities and counties in Taiwan. We provide 5G [...] The post Chunghwa Telecom targets 4,000 5G base stations by end-2020: CFO appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • $1 billion in PALs bids and counting
    by Kelly Hill on August 3, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    After 16 rounds, the Federal Communications Commission’s Priority Access License auction has raised a little more than $1 billion in bids from its 271 qualified bidders. The PALs with the highest prices as of the close of Round 16 are: Los Angeles county, CA: $8.2 million Cook county, IL: $4.35 million Harris county, TX: $3.4 [...] The post $1 billion in PALs bids and counting appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Who disaggregated my RAN? Part 10: Open and private at once: Open RAN solutions for private networks (Reader Forum)
    by Ganesh Shenbagaraman on August 3, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    In my previous blog, I covered the promise and potential of network slicing. Another deployment use case which has seen tremendous interest and demand is the use of private networks. With the increasing digital connectivity of devices and equipment across different industry verticals and enterprises, there is a rising demand for private or more dedicated [...] The post Who disaggregated my RAN? Part 10: Open and private at once: Open RAN solutions for private networks (Reader Forum) appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Huawei Webinar: How AI Applications will Make 5G Networks More Intelligent and Efficient
    by Huawei on August 3, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    5G offers nearly limitless potential with faster speeds and greater efficiency. But how can those opportunities be further optimized through AI? Building AI capabilities have become foundational in the drive toward network operation automation. Today’s telecom networks operate on outdated systems that make it difficult to sustain traditional service models while exploring new opportunities in [...] The post Huawei Webinar: How AI Applications will Make 5G Networks More Intelligent and Efficient appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • The Sunday Brief: The importance of fiber-based broadband relationships
    by Jim Patterson on August 3, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Greetings from Davidson, North Carolina.  Hard to believe it’s already August, but the weather forecasters are already tracking hurricanes (cone above/ left).  Lots of wind, and some greatly needed rains for the Tar Heel state to follow – typical summertime activity in the Carolinas. We had an earnings downpour this week and, while I will [...] The post The Sunday Brief: The importance of fiber-based broadband relationships appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Why do smart building projects stall and how they can succeed
    by Remo Di Fronzo on July 30, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    There is a common and recurring challenge amongst commercial real estate developers. To ensure their project does not result in delivering an obsolete building upon substantial completion. This is an understandably stressful predicament for development teams who are having to define functional and experiential uses cases two, three, sometimes five years in advance of completion The post Why do smart building projects stall and how they can succeed appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • What happens if working from home gets old?
    by Joe Dyton on July 30, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Despite an initial drop, what is the long term trend for office space? Real estate research company Green Street Advisors’ recent report forecasted that office space demand will decrease by 10 to 15 percent, GlobeSt.com reports. The decline, which is expected to be more significant in gateway cities like New York, San Francisco and Washington, The post What happens if working from home gets old? appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Now’s the time for CRE to embrace—and leverage—technology
    by Joe Dyton on July 30, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    The Connected Real Estate Virtual Tech Event concluded last week with the CRE Roundtable discussion featuring a panel of commercial real estate industry leaders. Fifth Gen Media CEO and publisher Rich Berliner moderated the panel that comprised Rudy Reagin (Deutsche Bank), Jonathan Schultz (Onyx Equities), Steve Todd (Open Sourced Workplace), Andrew Weakland (WP Carrey) and The post Now’s the time for CRE to embrace—and leverage—technology appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • essensys launches Smart Access
    by Joe Dyton on July 30, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    The new solution is designed to enhance the member experience for flexible office space operators and occupiers. Software as a Service and on-demand technology provider essensys recently announced its launch of Smart Access, an access control solution for flexible office environments. With Smart Access, flexible office space members will only need to swipe their smartphone The post essensys launches Smart Access appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Verizon pulls some of its 5G ads
    by Joe Dyton on July 30, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    What 5G coverage? Wireless carrier Verizon has not been shy when it comes to promoting its 5G coverage. However, the company recently announced it would pump the brakes on two of its advertisements that state its 5G coverage is extensive, according to Light Reading and multiple media reports. Verizon’s decision came after AT&T challenged the The post Verizon pulls some of its 5G ads appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Onyx Equities take practical cut at RTW
    by Joe Dyton on July 30, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies across the country to allow their employees to work from home, and a lot of these companies are now considering making their telecommute policies permanent. Real estate investment and property services firm Onxy Equities has opted to reopen its office buildings however and recently revealed its guidelines and protocols, The post Onyx Equities take practical cut at RTW appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • CES 2021 Live Event Cancelled, Converted to Virtual Event
    by Joe Dyton on July 30, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced this week that the CES 2021 show, the largest technology conference of the year, will be an all-digital experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic rather than the usual in-person event in Las Vegas. The virtual show will take place on the originally planned dates of January 6-9, 2021. Ultimately, The post CES 2021 Live Event Cancelled, Converted to Virtual Event appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • What Property Owners Really Need to Know About Carrier Funding
    by Connectivity Wireless on July 30, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Featuring Connectivity Wireless’ Chief Revenue Officer, Thom Antonopoulos INTERVIEWEE: Thom Antonopoulos, Chief Revenue Officer at Connectivity Wireless TOPIC: Carrier Funding for Commercial Buildings 1. What is one thing you really wish property owners knew about carrier funding for commercial buildings? Property owners are very savvy business people who are looking to maximize the significant investment The post What Property Owners Really Need to Know About Carrier Funding appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Connectivity could be critical in keeping CRE buildings safe post-COVID
    by Joe Dyton on July 16, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    There’s a pressing question on a lot of people’s minds as commercial real estate buildings, retail stores, offices and schools begin to reopen following the shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How will these buildings remain clean and safe? The Washington Post recently reported on how building managers across the U.S. are trying to figure The post Connectivity could be critical in keeping CRE buildings safe post-COVID appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • IRS to focus on high net worth individuals
    by Joe Dyton on July 16, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    The organization plans to look into real estate holdings as well. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced it will audit high net worth individuals—including real estate professionals, GlobeSt.com reports. The IRS is focused on those who’ve been negligent in paying taxes and will start to send audit notices to these individuals when employees return The post IRS to focus on high net worth individuals appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

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