• Trump administration bans Xiaomi, other Chinese companies
    by Catherine Sbeglia on January 15, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Xiaomi recently took Apple’s place as the world’s third largest smartphone maker With mere days left in office, President Donald Trump and his administration have added nine Chinese companies, including smartphone maker Xiaomi, to a list of firms suspected to be owned or controlled by China’s military. When placed on the list, the companies become subject [...] The post Trump administration bans Xiaomi, other Chinese companies appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • C Band auction’s first phase wraps up at $80.92 billion
    by Kelly Hill on January 15, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    It’s perhaps fitting that the some of the last spectrum licenses at issue in the biggest dollar-figure spectrum auction that the U.S. government has ever held, were in a license area named for Franklin, NC, a little town of less than 4,000 people known locally as the Gem Capital of the World. The 3.7 GHz [...] The post C Band auction’s first phase wraps up at $80.92 billion appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Test and Measurement: EXFO sees quarterly sales drop
    by Kelly Hill on January 15, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    After seeing record test and measurement sales in its first fiscal quarter of 2020, EXFO is reporting that the same period in 2021 tougher: Test sales were down 9.8% compared to the same period last year. Overall, the company’s sales were down 2.8% in the three months that ended November 30, 2020, which EXFO said [...] The post Test and Measurement: EXFO sees quarterly sales drop appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • CommScope gets Italian sailing team’s Wi-Fi connection in shipshape for race
    by Catherine Sbeglia on January 15, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    The Wi-Fi network will carry data from onboard sensors and devices to support boats CommScope will connect Italy’s Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailboat team’s 75-foot long AC75 racing yacht with Ruckus Wi-Fi equipment during the PRADA Cup. The Ruckus Wi-Fi network will carry data from hundreds of onboard sensors and devices to a local server [...] The post CommScope gets Italian sailing team’s Wi-Fi connection in shipshape for race appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 supports 5G carrier aggregation
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on January 15, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 can aggregate T-Mobile’s 600 MHz and 2.5 GHz 5G bands Samsung this week debuted its latest flagship, the Galaxy S21, with across-the-board feature advancements and, of course, support for non-standalone and standalone 5G both sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave. Of interest n terms of network compatibility–especially to T-Mobile US users–is the inclusion [...] The post Samsung Galaxy S21 supports 5G carrier aggregation appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Telstra’s 5G network reaches 50% of Australian population
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on January 15, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Australian operator Telstra said that its current 5G coverage footprint currently reaches over 50% of the country’s population. Telstra’s Technology Development & Solutions Executive Channa Seneviratne said that Telstra was on track to hit its target to expand coverage to 75% of the population by mid-2021. “Our customers have told us coverage is the most [...] The post Telstra’s 5G network reaches 50% of Australian population appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Qualcomm to buy Nuvia for $1.4b, with an eye toward next-gen computing
    by Kelly Hill on January 14, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Qualcomm Technologies has agreed to buy high-performance silicon start-up Nuvia for about $1.4 billion, in a move that Qualcomm says will deliver “step-function improvements in CPU performance and power efficiency to meet the demands of next-generation 5G computing.” Qualcomm has big plans for Nuvia’s CPUs, saying that they will be integrated across its portfolio to [...] The post Qualcomm to buy Nuvia for $1.4b, with an eye toward next-gen computing appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • C-Band auction winds down, officially hits $80B mark
    by peterk on January 14, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) C-Band auction (107) appears to be slowing down. The auction, which will offer flexible-use overlay licenses for spectrum in the 3.7-3.98 GHz band (3.7 GHz Service) throughout the United States, has now surpassed 80 rounds and generated $80 billion in gross bids among 57 qualified bidders. All 5,684 blocks of The post C-Band auction winds down, officially hits $80B mark appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • AT&T Business CEO reflects on 5G’s first year: ‘We sit in a stronger place today’
    by Catherine Sbeglia on January 14, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    2021 will see more cell site deployments and the transition to standalone 5G At CES 2021, Dan Littmann from Deloitte Consulting spoke with AT&T Business’ CEO Anne Chow and Qualcomm’s Senior VP of Corporate Engineering Alejandro Holcman about 5G’s first year, as well as what’s to come as these next-generations networks turn two. Both Chow [...] The post AT&T Business CEO reflects on 5G’s first year: ‘We sit in a stronger place today’ appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • BlueZoo’s BlueFox Count solution to help CRE with occupancy monitoring
    by Joe Dyton on January 14, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Numerous businesses have pivoted their offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic, either to keep their lights on or to help others get through this trying time safely. Take Menlo Park, CA-based BlueZoo for example. Since 2016, BlueZoo has offered a product, BlueFox that has been typically used to provide out of home advertisers with foot traffic The post BlueZoo’s BlueFox Count solution to help CRE with occupancy monitoring appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Nokia, Google Cloud strike deal to develop cloud-native 5G compute, network edge
    by Kelly Hill on January 14, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Nokia and Google Cloud have put together a global strategic partnership aimed at supporting telecom providers’ compute needs for 5G in both the core and the network edge. The two companies said that they will “work closely to validate, optimize and evolve cloud-native network functions” and “co-innovate” on solutions that support carriers in their efforts [...] The post Nokia, Google Cloud strike deal to develop cloud-native 5G compute, network edge appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Some Retail tenants receive rent cuts amid pandemic
    by Joe Dyton on January 14, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Commercial real estate landlords have recently had no choice but to agree to billions of dollars in rent relief to struggling tenants to keep occupancy rates from decreasing during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reports. Landlord concessions have included lengthening payment terms, extending or shortening leases, permanent rent decreases and forgiving past-due payments. The post Some Retail tenants receive rent cuts amid pandemic appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Amazon creates $2B Housing Equity Fund
    by Joe Dyton on January 14, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    Fund will help preserve and create more than 20,000 affordable homes in Washington State, Arlington, VA and Nashville, TN. Online retail giant Amazon recently announced the launch of its $2 billion Housing Equity Fund. The fund will be used to help moderate to low-income families and individual in three Amazon locations, the Puget Sound region The post Amazon creates $2B Housing Equity Fund appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Supermarkets are tough to come by for CRE investors
    by Joe Dyton on January 14, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    A number of retailers have had difficulty staying financially afloat and paying their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Supermarkets have been the exception, making the properties difficult to pry away from their owners, The Wall Street Journal reports. Grocery stores are one of the few retailers allowed to trade throughout the pandemic and business has The post Supermarkets are tough to come by for CRE investors appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • NBN claims world record for long-range 5G mmWave transmission
    by Catherine Sbeglia on January 14, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    NBN achieved a 5G mmWave transmission of close to 1Gbps at a distance of 7.3 km Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) is laying claim to the world record for long-range 5G transmission using millimeter wave spectrum during live testing at a proof-of-concept site near Mortlake, Victoria. With its partners — Ericsson, Qualcomm and Casa Systems — [...] The post NBN claims world record for long-range 5G mmWave transmission appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Fifth Gen Media announces Darlene Pope as Chairman of the Advisory Council
    by Connected on January 14, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Warren, NJ, Jan. 12, 2021 – Fifth Gen Media, publisher of Connected Real Estate Magazine, is pleased to announce that Darlene Pope will serve as Chairman of our Advisory Council for 2021. Pope is a highly credible industry veteran with vast experience across the building technology spectrum, including smart buildings, digital workplace, IoT, energy, wireless The post Fifth Gen Media announces Darlene Pope as Chairman of the Advisory Council appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Technology, connectivity could be answer for retailers struggling with returns
    by Joe Dyton on January 7, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    The good news for online retailers this holiday season was sales were predicted to increase by 40% in 2020—totaling $234.9 billion, GlobeSt.com reports. Unfortunately, it was also forecasted that approximately $70.5 billion of those goods would be returned, according to CBRE. Big return surges pose challenges for retailers who then have to put their products The post Technology, connectivity could be answer for retailers struggling with returns appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Cisco ends its smart city push
    by Joe Dyton on January 7, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Now the Focus becomes Smart Buildings Cisco Systems recent announced it is stepping back from its effort to develop smart cities, The Wall Street Journal reports. The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the company’s main business, providing network equipment, as well as minimized local governments’ ability to finance high concept projects like smart cities. “We The post Cisco ends its smart city push appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Critical Assets, Critical Security: What CRE Can Learn from the SolarWinds Attack
    by Don Goldstein on January 7, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    By now, most of the general population has heard the words “hack” and “SolarWinds” at least once as they’ve turned on the evening news. There is a great deal of information circulating about this recent cyber attack, but even after expert analysis and forensics, there’s much we don’t know. SolarWinds: An Overview As a quick The post Critical Assets, Critical Security: What CRE Can Learn from the SolarWinds Attack appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • C-Band auction nears the $80B mark
    by Joe Dyton on January 7, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) C-Band auction (107) resumed this week and continues to shatter records. As of January 5, the auction has garnered nearly $8o billion in gross bids among qualified bidders after 60 rounds. All of the 5,684 blocks of spectrum have been sold. Auction 107 will offer new flexible-use overlay licenses for The post C-Band auction nears the $80B mark appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

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