• The security of a device starts with its main building blocks: its cellular module
    by RCR Wireless News on February 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm

      Quectel: ‘As hackers get more sophisticated, so too will our modules’ As the number of connected devices in homes, throughout cities or within enterprises continues to increase, so do the opportunities for attacking security vulnerabilities. According to Neset Yalcinkaya,Neset has a account VP of Product and GM of NA R&D Center at Quectel Wireless [...] The post The security of a device starts with its main building blocks: its cellular module appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Why NFV still mataters in a 5G world (Reader Forum)
    by Bruce Kelley, Chief Technology Officer, NETSCOUT on February 26, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Service providers are launching new services faster than ever before and upgrading networks to fit the new 5G ecosystem. As they streamline offerings and build out advanced use cases, they’re getting help from an unexpected source: network function virtualization (NFV). While many operators have completed NFV deployments, they typically only cover a small portion of [...] The post Why NFV still mataters in a 5G world (Reader Forum) appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • CommScope: ‘2020 will deliver the 5G promise’
    by Catherine Sbeglia on February 25, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    5G requires more high-powered, RRUs and, in some regions, a shift to massive MIMO architecture, says CommScope BARCELONA–The implementation of 5G requires more radio units, more cell sites, more power. But at the same time, operators are looking for solutions that have minimal impact on existing network infrastructure. This can be a difficult balance to [...] The post CommScope: ‘2020 will deliver the 5G promise’ appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Insights from the Sprint/T-Mobile US merger ruling (Part 5)
    by Kelly Hill on February 25, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Part 5: Dish’s ambitions and how they played into the merger approval The merger of T-Mobile US and Sprint recently cleared what was widely seen as the last major hurdle to a successful closing: U.S. District Court Judge Victor Marrero rejected the claims of a group of state attorneys-general that the merger of T-Mobile US [...] The post Insights from the Sprint/T-Mobile US merger ruling (Part 5) appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • What Carriers Should Expect in Robocalling in 2020 (Reality Check)
    by Mike Keegan, CEO of Transaction Network Services on February 25, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Over the past several months, we’ve seen the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, a bill to deter criminal robocall violations and make it easier for authorities to assign financial penalties, signed into law; the FCC strengthen efforts to fine robocallers and drive implementation of the SHAKEN/STIR call authentication framework; and carriers work to more aggressively protect [...] The post What Carriers Should Expect in Robocalling in 2020 (Reality Check) appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • GSMA announces 2020 GLOMO award winners
    by Catherine Sbeglia on February 25, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    The GSMA GLOMO awards highlight those at the forefront of mobile innovation BARCELONA–The GSMA released the winners of the 2020 Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards, which call out the companies and individuals at the forefront of mobile innovation. The awards include a variety of categories, but let’s take a closer look at some of this year’s [...] The post GSMA announces 2020 GLOMO award winners appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Intel all in on 5G infrastructure–eyeing $25 billion opportunity
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on February 25, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Ericsson and ZTE will use Intel 5G chips BARCELONA–Intel today announced the Atom P5900, a 10-nanometer system on chip designed for use in 5G wireless base stations, and right on time as the silicon giant projects the need for six million 5G base stations deployed through 2024. Intels Navin Shenoy, EVP and GM of the [...] The post Intel all in on 5G infrastructure–eyeing $25 billion opportunity appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • ZTE has racked up 46 5G commercial contracts globally
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on February 25, 2020 at 4:07 pm

      Chinese vendor ZTE reported that it has already secured a total of 46 5G commercial contracts around the world. The vendor noted that these 5G contracts cover major markets across China, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. ZTE also highlighted that it has already carried out 5G cooperation with more than 70 operators globally, including China Mobile, [...] The post ZTE has racked up 46 5G commercial contracts globally appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • The edge gets smarter
    by Kevin Shatzkamer with and Bob Pike, GM, Smart Edge Division at Intel on February 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

      Progressive enterprises are pursuing software-defined Edge compute solutions with operating models powered by analytics, automation and machine communications to improve productivity, service-levels and cost structures. With hundreds of devices and sensors connecting to a network, wired connections are becoming expensive. At the same time, the mobile 5G networks are in early deployment and the [...] The post The edge gets smarter appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Verizon to test 5G for healthcare at Atlanta lab
    by Kelly Hill on February 24, 2020 at 8:13 pm

      Verizon has turned up its 5G service at a healthcare lab in Atlanta, partnering with Emory Healthcare in a move to develop and test 5G use cases in the medical field. The carrier is providing 5G coverage at Emory’s Healthcare Innovation Hub (EHIH), which it says is the “nation’s first 5G healthcare innovation lab.” [...] The post Verizon to test 5G for healthcare at Atlanta lab appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Connected Real Estate Summit closes on educational note
    by Joe Dyton on February 20, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Fifth Gen Media and Connected Real Estate Magazine concluded its Connected Real Estate Summit (CRES) at the ITEXPO in Fort Lauderdale, FL on February 13th. Day two of the summit featured panels covering industry topics like Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), Public Safety, 5G and cyber security. Rudin Management COO and CTO John Gilbert, Digital The post Connected Real Estate Summit closes on educational note appeared first on Connected REM.

  • New York drops out of T-Mobile-Sprint merger lawsuit
    by Joe Dyton on February 20, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    New York Attorney General Letitia James dropped a court challenge to T-Mobile and Sprint’s $26 billion merger this week, the New York Post reports. James was part of a group of 13 state attorneys general who filed a suit to stop the transaction. The state AG’s argued that the merger could negatively impact the competitive The post New York drops out of T-Mobile-Sprint merger lawsuit appeared first on Connected REM.

  • AI for CRE: Is Cybersecurity A friend or foe?
    by Joe Dyton on February 20, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Cybersecurity has become more important than ever in the commercial real estate industry, especially as buildings become “smarter” and are equipped with more connected devices. Unfortunately, some of the artificial intelligence (AI) used to automate security is making the technology designed to protect buildings more vulnerable. The conundrum has left VentureBeat wondering if AI is The post AI for CRE: Is Cybersecurity A friend or foe? appeared first on Connected REM.

  • Equipment suppliers note slowdown in 5G rollout
    by Joe Dyton on February 20, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Consumers anticipating the enhanced speeds that 5G wireless networks are promising might have to wait a little bit longer. According to The Wall Street Journal, 5G wireless network deployment has hit a slow patch. The delay is hurting sales for network equipment manufacturers and keeping access to faster download speeds and lower latency away from The post Equipment suppliers note slowdown in 5G rollout appeared first on Connected REM.

  • Why your next phone may be a flip phone
    by Joe Dyton on February 20, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Gary Gray, City of Fort Lauderdale telecom systems manager, received a call during the Connected Real Estate Summit’s public safety panel at the ITEXPO last week—on a flip phone. The audience marveled at the fact that he had what’s often deemed an antiquated device. The fact is however, Gray’s flip phone, he has two of The post Why your next phone may be a flip phone appeared first on Connected REM.

  • Address the Challenges of 5G Network Deployment
    by Microlab on February 20, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    5G is finally becoming a reality, and network designers are facing greater challenges than ever before as they consider how their networks will be deployed. The networks not only have to achieve higher system performance, but it must be accomplished in a more cost-effective manner. The race to reduce time-to-market means the network components must The post Address the Challenges of 5G Network Deployment appeared first on Connected REM.

  • Day One of CRE Summit Brings Real Estate and Wireless Leaders Together
    by Joe Dyton on February 13, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Fifth Gen Media’s flagship publication, Connected Real Estate Magazine kicked off the Connected Real Estate Summit (CRES) as part of the 2020 ITEXPO in Fort Lauderdale, FL yesterday. The summit comprised four panels throughout the day that discussed topics of interest to any one in the CRE, wireless or technology verticals. Digital Colony Managing Director The post Day One of CRE Summit Brings Real Estate and Wireless Leaders Together appeared first on Connected REM.

  • Connected IoT devices are on the rise—so are security threats
    by Joe Dyton on February 13, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    The rise of connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices has been great for commercial real estate owners who want advance their building’s technological offerings with things like motion sensors, automatic lighting and door locks, better security cameras and remote thermostat controls. Unfortunately, the rise of connected IoT devices has also led to increased security risks, The post Connected IoT devices are on the rise—so are security threats appeared first on Connected REM.

  • BAI Communications names Leprince Group CEO
    by Joe Dyton on February 13, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    BAI Communications announced this week that wireless communications executive Igor Leprince was named Group CEO. Leprince will assume the role in May 2020 and split his time between Australia, the global locations where BAI has customers, and the United Kingdom, where he and his family will continue to reside. Leprince brings 20 years of experience The post BAI Communications names Leprince Group CEO appeared first on Connected REM.

  • Verizon, T-Mobile post good showings in Super Bowl Speedtest
    by Joe Dyton on February 13, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Wireless carriers Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint all went to great lengths to ensure their customers had excellent connectivity at Hard Rock Stadium during the Super Bowl in Miami last Sunday. AT&T upgraded its distributed antenna system (DAS) to support 5G and band 14 spectrum; T-Mobile more than doubled its 4G LTE capacity at the The post Verizon, T-Mobile post good showings in Super Bowl Speedtest appeared first on Connected REM.

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