• Mobile AR market to hit $24 billion by 2030, says report
    by Catherine Sbeglia on July 7, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    The mobile AR market will grow 6%-8% by Q3 of this year, according to the report In its Mobile Augmented Reality Market report, Future Market Insights concluded that significant growth in the area can be expected as the COVID-19 pandemic encourages more interest in virtual experiences. Specifically, the report suggests that the mobile AR market [...] The post Mobile AR market to hit $24 billion by 2030, says report appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Asia Pacific telcos to invest $331 billion in 5G in 2020-25: GSMA
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on July 7, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      Mobile operators in Asia Pacific are expected to invest over $400 billion on their networks between 2020 and 2025, of which $331 billion will be spent on 5G deployments, according to the latest Asia Pacific edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy series. The report shows that the region is one of the fastest-growing in [...] The post Asia Pacific telcos to invest $331 billion in 5G in 2020-25: GSMA appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • OPPO supplied devices, network slicing to UK SA 5G network
    by Catherine Sbeglia on July 7, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    OPPO worked with Ericsson, MediaTek and Qualcomm on Vodafone’s SA 5G network A few days ago, Vodafone UK switched-on what it claimed was the first live standalone (SA) 5G deployment in the country with a number of partners including Ericsson, MediaTek, OPPO and Qualcomm. Today, OPPO, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, provided additional details of the [...] The post OPPO supplied devices, network slicing to UK SA 5G network appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Supreme Court upholds federal robocall ban
    by Kelly Hill on July 7, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    SCOTUS upholds robocall ban, strikes down exception for government debt The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the 1991 law which bans robocalls to mobile phones, while striking down a 2015 exception which Congress passed to allow such robocalls for the collection of government debt. “Americans passionately disagree about many things. But they are largely united [...] The post Supreme Court upholds federal robocall ban appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Far EasTone launches commercial 5G network in Taiwan
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on July 7, 2020 at 3:12 pm

      Taiwanese carrier Far EasTone (FET) has launched its commercial 5G network in some metropolitan areas across Taiwan. Ericsson was the sole provider of the radio access network (RAN) and 5G core technology for this launch. Far EasTone’s 5G network is powered by Ericsson Radio System and Ericsson Cloud Packet Core products and solutions, including [...] The post Far EasTone launches commercial 5G network in Taiwan appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • 271 bidders will compete for CBRS PALs
    by Kelly Hill on July 7, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    With just a few weeks to go before the auction of Priority Access Licenses for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service band at 3.5 GHz, 271 bidders are set to compete for the more than 22,000 licenses across the U.S. The FCC’s list of qualified bidders has more than doubled since its first list of completed [...] The post 271 bidders will compete for CBRS PALs appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Sensing open RAN opportunity, Nokia steps on the gas
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on July 7, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Nokia expects “full suite” of O-RAN interfaces available in 2021 Adding on to a recent refresh of its virtualized, cloud-based RAN solutions, Nokia today, after weeks of building up to it, made clear its position on open RAN and its role as a global, incumbent supplier. “We’re going for a leadership position in O-RAN,” President [...] The post Sensing open RAN opportunity, Nokia steps on the gas appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Keysight Webinar: Unravel 5G alphabet soup: O-RAN, DSS, gNB, SA, NSA,…
    by Keysight on July 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Keysight’s latest 5G webinars ensure you can both define the acronyms and understand the technology and challenges. A few of the trending hot topics: O-RAN for 5G: The Path Forward 5G NR Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) 5G SA and NSA Field Measurements 5G NR gNB Transmitter Conformance The post Keysight Webinar: Unravel 5G alphabet soup: O-RAN, DSS, gNB, SA, NSA,… appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Advantech Webinar: The 3 Pillars of Edge Computing
    by Advantech on July 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    On Wednesday, July 15 Advantech will host a webinar describing what they offer for edge computing solutions. In particular, they will discuss how these ‘edge’ devices located close to where data is being generated need to fulfill three important pillars: 1.     Open standards 2.     Modularity 3.     Value beyond just hardware Register now to save your spot! If the date [...] The post Advantech Webinar: The 3 Pillars of Edge Computing appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Ericsson unveils SA 5G software
    by Kelly Hill on July 6, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    SA 5G NR “will enable even more use cases and applications” As the telecom ecosystem continues its march toward end-to-end 5G systems, Ericsson has announced the general availability of Standalone (SA) 5G New Radio software to support that transition. The software became globally available to all customers last month, Ericsson said, and it has already [...] The post Ericsson unveils SA 5G software appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Part 2 of the Connected Virtual Tech Event Runs July 22-23rd
    by Rich Berliner on July 2, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    The second event in the Connected Virtual Tech Event series has sold all of its exhibitor booths and sponsorships and is now moving to finish filling all of its panels. The virtual show now moves to the production phase to insure that attendees who visit the event are treated to the best, high quality content The post Part 2 of the Connected Virtual Tech Event Runs July 22-23rd appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Former Apple CEO: Now is NOT the time to stop branding efforts
    by Joe Dyton on July 1, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    The easiest thing to do in a business downturn is to pull back on your branding and marketing. Don’t do it says John Sculley former Apple CEO and Pepsi president. Sculley recently spoke with The Drum during the organization’s Can-Do Festival about how to continue brand building while others scale back. This seems like great The post Former Apple CEO: Now is NOT the time to stop branding efforts appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Telecom’s Glorious Past and Present
    by Eric Abbott on July 1, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Telecommunications – the art of communications at a distance – is arguably one of the greatest contributors to the advancement of human civilization. From the earliest days of our existence, it has proved essential to drive the spread and growth of society. Some notable examples from history include but are not limited to artwork painted The post Telecom’s Glorious Past and Present appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • FCC approval puts Amdocs among CBRS SAS administrators
    by Joe Dyton on July 1, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Software and services vendor Amdocs has been approved as a Spectrum Access System (SAS) administrator for the CBRS private network ecosystem. A SAS administrator helps to operate and control access to CBRS frequencies so that they don’t interfere with others using the network simultaneously. Amdocs is now a viable option should a real estate owner The post FCC approval puts Amdocs among CBRS SAS administrators appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Boston Properties collects 98% of office rents, closes $300M of asset sales
    by Joe Dyton on July 1, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Company also shares building repopulation plans across property regions. Boston Properties, Inc., a U.S. Class A office properties owner, developer and manager, announced this week that it collected more than 98 percent of its total rent payments from office tenants in June. Meanwhile, the company’s rent collections for all tenants, including retail, were 94 percent. The post Boston Properties collects 98% of office rents, closes $300M of asset sales appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • FCC Designates Huawei and ZTE as national security threats
    by Joe Dyton on July 1, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau formally designated manufacturers Huawei Technologies Company and ZTE Corporation as national security threats. The designation also applies to the companies’ parent organizations, affiliates and subsidiaries. As a result, money from the FCC’s $8.3 billion a year Universal Service Fund may no longer be used The post FCC Designates Huawei and ZTE as national security threats appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Microsoft to close its physical retail locations
    by Joe Dyton on July 1, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Microsoft recently announced it will close all of its physical store locations as part of, “ a strategic change in its retail operations.” The company said its retail team members will serve its customers from Microsoft corporate facilities and provide sales, training and support remotely. Microsoft will also still invest in its digital storefronts on The post Microsoft to close its physical retail locations appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • NB-IOT and LTE-M – Understanding the Nuances for CRE Application Considerations
    by Projit Aon on June 25, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    As the Internet-of-Things (IoT) continues to connect people, space and things at a massive scale, two standards in the world of licensed spectrum, LTE-M and NB-IoT, have emerged rapidly as the low-power-wide-area (LPWA) victors that are here to stay. It is easy to find ourselves meandering in this world of IoT trying to make sense The post NB-IOT and LTE-M – Understanding the Nuances for CRE Application Considerations appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Simon Properties and Brookfield Property Partners exploring a bid for JC Penney
    by Rich Berliner on June 25, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Publisher’s note: We ran a story a few weeks ago about a rumored deal by Amazon for JC Penney and we speculated how such an arrangement might make sense. Now the Wall Street Journal has run a story that two powerhouse firms in the shopping center space may be considering a bid for the beleaguered The post Simon Properties and Brookfield Property Partners exploring a bid for JC Penney appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Can a Landlord provide great communications and make money from it too?
    by Joe Dyton on June 25, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    It’s been said for some time now that CRE owners need to add amenities to their property if they want to attract and retain tenants. The only problem is when CRE owners purchase products and services to please their tenants they don’t just add value—they’re also adding costs to their bottom line. The costs of The post Can a Landlord provide great communications and make money from it too? appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

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