• FCC’s latest mmWave auction raises $637 million in first round
    by Kelly Hill on December 10, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Bidding began today in the Federal Communications Commission’s largest-ever spectrum auction. The latest Spectrum Frontiers auction of millimeter wave bands has raised more than $637 million in its first round of bidding. More than 14,100 licenses are up for grabs across three mmWave bands in Auction 103: the upper 37 GHz band (37.6-38.6 GHz), the [...] The post FCC’s latest mmWave auction raises $637 million in first round appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Spirent closes out 2019 with 100+ 5G deals
    by Kelly Hill on December 10, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Spirent Communications says that it has already closed more than 100 5G deals this year, in a reflection of just how fast the next generation of wireless technology is moving into deployment — and that service assurance is being built-in from the earliest days. “If you took the industry’s pulse early last year, all eyes [...] The post Spirent closes out 2019 with 100+ 5G deals appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Keysight White Paper: Your Guide to Sprinting Across the 5G Finish Line First
    by Keysight on December 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    5G introduces test challenges related to massive MIMO, mmWave frequencies, and over-the-air (OTA) test. Successfully overcoming these challenges is the only way to reach 5G commercialization before the competition. In Keysight’s latest eBook, Making 5G Work, you will learn: 5 strategies to accelerate 5G designs 4 insights to ace conformance testing 3 ways to speed [...] The post Keysight White Paper: Your Guide to Sprinting Across the 5G Finish Line First appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Optus completes 5G data call using 2.3 GHz spectrum
    by Catherine Sbeglia on December 10, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Optus plans to turn on its 2.3 GHz spectrum sometime in 2020 Optus is claiming to have made the world’s first 5G data call using 2.3 GHz spectrum in a trial completed in Sydney using kit from Ericsson. “With its lower frequency, the 2.3 GHz spectrum band will, in the future, ultimately offer our customers [...] The post Optus completes 5G data call using 2.3 GHz spectrum appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Taiwan to open 4.8 GHz to 4.9 GHz band for dedicated 5G testing
    by Catherine Sbeglia on December 10, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    The dedicated 5G band will be used to trial 5G applications in areas such as AI, IoT and big data analysis In early October, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen stated that the government will continue prioritizing the development of 5G technology so as to secure Taiwan’s position in the global market. Now, as another step in [...] The post Taiwan to open 4.8 GHz to 4.9 GHz band for dedicated 5G testing appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • SK Telecom, Samsung set sail with 5G autonomous navigation platform
    by Catherine Sbeglia on December 10, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    The ship’s safe arrival was confirmed using an SK Telecom real-time video monitoring platform. SK Telecom and Samsung Heavy Industries set sail with their 5G-based autonomous navigation platform, which will allow ships to move and set destinations on their own. Samsung provided 3.3m craft for the trial, which SK Telecom equipped with LIDAR — a [...] The post SK Telecom, Samsung set sail with 5G autonomous navigation platform appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • China moves to ban foreign computer equipment and software: Report
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on December 10, 2019 at 3:53 pm

      The Chinese government has instructed all government offices and public institutions to remove foreign computer equipment and software within the next three years, The Financial Times reported. The decision by Beijing would certainly impact U.S. firms including Microsoft, Dell and HP, according to the report. The directive is the first publicly known instruction with [...] The post China moves to ban foreign computer equipment and software: Report appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • What business leaders need to know about 5G
    by Carrie Charles, CEO, Broadstaff on December 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      What would you know if your job was to understand market trends in technology? Guest Stephanie Atkinson, CEO and Founder of Compass Intelligence, will tell you. It’s her business to help technology companies understand their markets better. In this episode, you’ll discover: What 5G means for business applications and its benefits to business—from automation [...] The post What business leaders need to know about 5G appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • The 5G CTIO challenge
    by Dr. Konstantinos Stavropoulos, Solution Marketing Lead, EXFO on December 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      It used to be simpler. Chief technology officers (CTOs) at network operators had a key and specific job, mostly related to network deployment and performance. Then, service quality and customer experience emerged as crucial areas too. And then the role expanded to reflect the brave new world where IT was to play a more [...] The post The 5G CTIO challenge appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Etisalat standalone 5G test achieves 3.1 Gbps download throughput
    by Catherine Sbeglia on December 9, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Etisalat recently recognized as the fastest mobile network in MENA region Telecom services operator Etisalat already made headlines for completing the first end-to-end standalone 5G call in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region back in October. Now, the company is back in the spotlight after achieving over 3.1 Gbps download throughput over its [...] The post Etisalat standalone 5G test achieves 3.1 Gbps download throughput appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Report: Sprint has over counted subsidized customers since 2013
    by Joe Dyton on December 5, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Sprint has overestimated how many low income Americans it has provided wireless service to through a federal subsidy program since 2013, according to a Wall Street Journal exclusive report. The wireless carrier could face a potential settlement with the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) after the commission said Sprint improperly collected “tens of millions” of dollars The post Report: Sprint has over counted subsidized customers since 2013 appeared first on Connected REM.

  • Opensignal shares its 2020 telecom forecast
    by Joe Dyton on December 5, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Opensignal is an independent mobile analytics company. They specialize in quantifying mobile network experience. Opensignal recently shared its telecom and technology predictions for next year. “In the world of telecoms, 2019 will probably be the year 5G got serious, going from a few initial test networks to reach millions of users in dozens of markets The post Opensignal shares its 2020 telecom forecast appeared first on Connected REM.

  • Huawei plans to file lawsuit against FCC after recent subsidy ban
    by Joe Dyton on December 5, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Chinese technology company Huawei is preparing a lawsuit against the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), The Wall Street Journal reports. The company is fighting the FCC’s recent decision to cut off its telecom subsidies with some of its few remaining U.S. customers. Their challenge is part of its broad recent effort to more forcefully fight U.S. The post Huawei plans to file lawsuit against FCC after recent subsidy ban appeared first on Connected REM.

  • Breaking down the differences between 4G and 5G
    by Joe Dyton on December 5, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    The emergence of 5G wireless networks has been one of most discussed topics in the commercial real estate industry. However, numerous discussions about a topic do not always translate into understanding it. The CRE industry as a whole knows that 5G is coming, but what does its presence mean exactly? As Verizon deploys its 5G The post Breaking down the differences between 4G and 5G appeared first on Connected REM.

  • FBI warns of Smart TV hackers
    by Joe Dyton on December 5, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    The FBI recently warned smart TV customers that their Internet-connected device could be susceptible to hackers, reports The Washington Post and other news outlets. The FBI’s Portland, OR field office posted a warning last week. “A bad cyber actor may not be able to access your locked-down computer directly, but it is possible that your The post FBI warns of Smart TV hackers appeared first on Connected REM.

  • T-Mobile launches 5G nationwide network
    by Rich Berliner on December 5, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    T-Mobile announced it deployed the first nationwide 5G network in the U.S. this week. The network will cover more than 200 million people and more than 5,000 cities and towns across the country, according to the carrier. The T-Mobile 5G network covers more than 1 million square miles—much of it in rural parts of the The post T-Mobile launches 5G nationwide network appeared first on Connected REM.

  • Contributed- What Do Office Tenants Want? What Do Property Owners Need?
    by Safer Buildings Coalition on November 26, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    You hear it at conventions and on webinars, and you read it in articles: Wireless Connectivity is “table stakes” in today’s commercial real-estate environment. From a tenant’s perspective, wireless connectivity is typically assumed to mean Wi-Fi and Cellular service as these most readily support the devices tenants most commonly use. Is reliable wireless connectivity a The post Contributed- What Do Office Tenants Want? What Do Property Owners Need? appeared first on Connected REM.

  • AT&T Rolls Out 5G on Multiple Frequencies
    by Tony Eigen on November 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    AT&T announced last week that they will roll-out their 5G mobile service in select markets this year using low-band 850 MHz spectrum. This initial rollout, while limited, is expected to potentially cover millions of users and will expand to additional markets, including major cities like Boston, New York, San Francisco, in early 2020. It is The post AT&T Rolls Out 5G on Multiple Frequencies appeared first on Connected REM.

  • Verizon, Motorola to release updated razr flip phone
    by Joe Dyton on November 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Wireless carrier Verizon announced last week that Motorola is bringing back a new version of its razr flip phone. Verizon will sell the phone exclusively, which will cost $1,499.99 and come out in January. The reinvented razr resembles the previous version, but will feature technology not seen in a flip phone before, according to Verizon. The post Verizon, Motorola to release updated razr flip phone appeared first on Connected REM.

  • T-Mobile CEO Legere to Step Down in 2020
    by Joe Dyton on November 21, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Company President and COO Mike Sievert to assume the role. T-Mobile announced CEO John Legere will step down at the end of April 2020, according to The New York Times and multiple news outlets. Legere was expected to lead the new T-Mobile-Sprint venture after the merger was completed. Mike Sievert, T-Mobile’s President and Chief Operating The post T-Mobile CEO Legere to Step Down in 2020 appeared first on Connected REM.

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