• Dynamic Spectrum Sharing live in ‘portions’ of AT&T network
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on June 5, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Dynamic Spectrum Sharing key to scaling 5G network coverage AT&T has previously discussed its plans to use Dynamic Spectrum Sharing to add 5G network coverage by using software to dynamically share the same spectrum between 4G and 5G transmissions, side-stepping the massive exercise of re-farming spectrum. And today, according to a blog from AT&T’s Igal [...] The post Dynamic Spectrum Sharing live in ‘portions’ of AT&T network appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • The FCC to vote on the long-awaited 5G Upgrade Order
    by Catherine Sbeglia on June 5, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    The 5G Upgrade Order clarifies the FCC’s 2014 tower upgrade rules On June 9, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a long-awaited “5G Upgrade Order” that will clarify siting rules for wireless deployment. After the FCC’s 2014 rules regarding cell tower modifications proved ambiguous and out of date, pressure for changes began to [...] The post The FCC to vote on the long-awaited 5G Upgrade Order appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Weighing the pros and costs of fiber for rural broadband
    by Kelly Hill on June 5, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    As the United States prepares to pour nearly $30 billion into rural broadband and 5G networks over the coming decade, the question arises of what type of network infrastructure (Fiber? Fixed or mobile wireless access? Traditional or LEO satellite?) should be prioritized for funding — and how companies that want to expand rural broadband deployments [...] The post Weighing the pros and costs of fiber for rural broadband appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Chunghwa Telecom secures first 5G license in Taiwan
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on June 5, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      Taiwanese operator Chunghwa Telecom became the first telco in Taiwan to receive a license for 5G services, the National Communications Commission (NCC) said. The telco expects to launch commercial 5G services in Taiwan based on the non-standalone (NSA) architecture next month. The NCC, which regulates telecommunications and broadcasting services in Taiwan, decided to award [...] The post Chunghwa Telecom secures first 5G license in Taiwan appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • With 5G ‘gearing up globally,’ clear winners emerge: Report
    by Catherine Sbeglia on June 5, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    OMDIA: ‘The entire world is gearing up for 5G deployment’ Global research company OMDIA released a Market Progress Assessment report, and according to Principal Analyst Stephen Myers, the entire world is “gearing up for 5G deployment,” but South Korea has emerged as the clear global leader, while Switzerland and the U.K. are leading the way [...] The post With 5G ‘gearing up globally,’ clear winners emerge: Report appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Test and Measurement: NI acquires data analytics company for $365 million
    by Kelly Hill on June 5, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    OptimalPlus focuses on data analytics for semiconductor manufacturing National Instruments has agreed to buy OptimalPlus, a data analytics company focused on the semiconductor manufacturing space, for $365 million. The transaction is supposed to expand NI’s enterprise software capabilities, the test company said, “to provide customers with business-critical insights through advanced product analytics across their product [...] The post Test and Measurement: NI acquires data analytics company for $365 million appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Qualcomm Webinar: Wi-Fi 6E joins 5G as groundbreaking wireless for a new era of connectivity
    by Qualcomm on June 5, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    The new 6 GHz spectrum opportunity more than doubles the airspace available for Wi-Fi and that is just the beginning. Technology implementation of Wi-Fi 6 in the 6 GHz band (dubbed Wi-Fi 6E) across mobile and networking products are of critical importance to transition this massive spectrum opportunity into extraordinary connected experiences. In this webinar, [...] The post Qualcomm Webinar: Wi-Fi 6E joins 5G as groundbreaking wireless for a new era of connectivity appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Editorial Report: Network densification – Providing a consistent 5G experience
    by Catherine Sbeglia, Technology Editor, RCR Wireless News on June 4, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    As digital services evolve and users continue to demand faster speeds and higher connectivity, network densification is proving to be a key driver for enabling successful 5G networks. Through the process of increasing available network capacity through the addition of more cell sites, 5G will be able to achieve the speeds necessary to address the [...] The post Editorial Report: Network densification – Providing a consistent 5G experience appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • REDCOM Webinar: Expanding the Role of the IMS Application Server (IMS AS) to Address 2020 Challenges
    by REDCOM on June 4, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    The IMS AS encompasses a number of defined roles in Next Generation Network architectures. It starts as the most fundamental TAS functionality allowing for the migration to VoLTE and VoWiFi. It further expands as the Service & Call Continuity AS (SCC-AS) providing for true mobility, roaming and technology buffer across 3G,4G,5G and Wi-Fi networks. Ultimately, [...] The post REDCOM Webinar: Expanding the Role of the IMS Application Server (IMS AS) to Address 2020 Challenges appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Anritsu Webinar: New Methodology Diagnoses PIM Issues without Climbing the Tower
    by Anritsu on June 4, 2020 at 5:08 pm

      Diagnosing and troubleshooting PIM problems is an expensive and time consuming exercise. It not only requires hours of resources but also degrades QoS since the site has to be shut down. The problem is exacerbated by new bands such as FirstNet introduced into LTE networks that make the RF environment more conducive to PIM. [...] The post Anritsu Webinar: New Methodology Diagnoses PIM Issues without Climbing the Tower appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Is the AI hype beginning to fade?
    by Joe Dyton on June 4, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    The current COVID-19 pandemic has made a lot of businesses rethink what they need to operate—and what they don’t. Surprisingly, artificial intelligence (AI) might be falling into the “don’t need” column, according to The Wall Street Journal. AI’s usefulness has been put into question because it hasn’t been able to perform one of its key The post Is the AI hype beginning to fade? appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Corporate office space expected to decrease post Pandemic
    by Joe Dyton on June 4, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Life won’t be the same in a lot of ways as people transition back to their pre-COVID-19 lives—one big difference could be how much, or rather little, office space they come back if they have to return to a physical office. The COVID-19 pandemic forced most companies to have their employees work remotely for the The post Corporate office space expected to decrease post Pandemic appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • T-Mobile first to 5G in all 50 states
    by Joe Dyton on June 4, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Carrier’s new partnership with GCI helps bring 5G to Alaska. Wireless carrier T-Mobile recently announced it has made 5G available in Alaska through its partnership with GCI, an Alaskan data, mobile, video, voice and managed services provider. Deploying its 5G network in Alaska makes T-Mobile the first carrier to bring the next generation of wireless The post T-Mobile first to 5G in all 50 states appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Verizon, AT&T set sights on 5G Fixed Wireless
    by Joe Dyton on June 4, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Both Verizon and AT&T deployed its plans to move forward with its 5G fixed wireless access (FWA)—the process of providing wireless broadband using radio links between a pair of fixed points—deployments later this year, according to Mobile World Live. The carriers’ executives noted the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially make 5G FWA more important to their The post Verizon, AT&T set sights on 5G Fixed Wireless appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Landlords feeling the pain from bankruptcy court rulings
    by Joe Dyton on June 4, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced retailers like Pier One, Neiman Marcus and JC Penney into bankruptcy, and unfortunately they likely aren’t the last ones to suffer that fate. Confidant Asset Management Senior Director, Noah Shaffer estimated that 25 or 35 percent of businesses won’t be able to come back from the pandemic-caused economic fallout, GlobeSt. The post Landlords feeling the pain from bankruptcy court rulings appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • IBM leaves WeWork outpost in NYC
    by Joe Dyton on June 4, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    IBM announced it will leave its WeWork outpost in Union Square in New York, Commercial Observer reports. The tech company is one of the first major organizations to forfeit real estate as the COVID-19 pandemic forced has employees to telework. IBM had occupied its office at 88 University Place for three years. It will vacate The post IBM leaves WeWork outpost in NYC appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Retain Tenants by Solving Spotty Cellular Problems in Multi-Unit Dwellings
    by Dean Richmond on June 4, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    With more tenants working from home, it is no longer optional to provide a strong cellular connection inside your multi-unit dwellings. In fact, it can put you at risk of high tenant turnover as the owners of one Arizona-based apartment complex found out. The apartment complex, which consists of six buildings, housed students attending nearby The post Retain Tenants by Solving Spotty Cellular Problems in Multi-Unit Dwellings appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • JC Penney brought to you by Amazon? Can you see it?
    by Rich Berliner on May 28, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    I was reading a number of stories and listening to the pundits opine about whether Amazon will buy JC Penney and I have to admit I thought it was the dumbest think that I had ever heard. There is probably no way to turn it around and make it successful. No one cares that it The post JC Penney brought to you by Amazon? Can you see it? appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Service provider networks hold strong amid COVID-19
    by Joe Dyton on May 28, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Nokia Deepfield traffic and security experts believe the COVID-19 pandemic will alter the Internet’s infrastructure, writes Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Phil Harvey. “I do believe that some of the changes we have seen in terms of capacity and peering and links – and literally watching some of the core Internet infrastructure be rebuilt before our eyes The post Service provider networks hold strong amid COVID-19 appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Office-building owners struggle paying mortgages during economic downturn
    by Joe Dyton on May 28, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    The COVID-19 pandemic is not just having a negative impact on small businesses—numerous office and apartment building owners are suddenly having trouble paying their mortgages too, according to The Wall Street Journal. Often considered one of the more stable property types in CRE, office leasing has recently decreased because companies say they want to use The post Office-building owners struggle paying mortgages during economic downturn appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

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