• CRE funds invest billions in U.S. real estate
    by Joe Dyton on May 22, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Multiple commercial real estate funds have poured more than $2.5 billion into the U.S. real estate market in recent weeks, Bisnow reports. These CRE funds have put money behind apartment, industrial properties and other industry sectors. For example, Kayne Anderson Real Estate closed Kayne Anderson Real Estate Debt IV at approximately $1.875 billion in capital The post CRE funds invest billions in U.S. real estate appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Signify, Intelligent Waves to deliver light waves-based wireless connectivity
    by Joe Dyton on May 20, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Smart lighting system provider Signify and cybersecurity solution developer Intelligent Waves recently announced their strategic technology collaboration. The companies will combine Signify’s LiFi solution Trulifi and Intelligent Waves’ GRAYPATH software so invisible light waves can enable reliable and secure two-way wireless data communication. By pairing technologies, Signify and Intelligent Waves said they can provide defense The post Signify, Intelligent Waves to deliver light waves-based wireless connectivity appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Just 8% of Manhattan workers returning to office full-time
    by Joe Dyton on May 20, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    There’s been a lot of discussion around where workers will do their jobs from post-pandemic, but in Manhattan, it looks like a majority will done away from the office. According to a recent Partnership for New York City survey, only 8 percent of Manhattan office employees are going to their desks five days a week, The post Just 8% of Manhattan workers returning to office full-time appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Proposed SEC changes may impact proptech companies trying to go public
    by Joe Dyton on May 20, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new rules and amendments that could significantly impact property technology (proptech) companies’ ability to go public. The SEC said it proposed these rules “to enhance disclosure and investor protection in initial public offerings (IPOs) by special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and in business combination transactions involving shell companies, such The post Proposed SEC changes may impact proptech companies trying to go public appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Proptech company Parcl secures $7.5M in funding
    by Joe Dyton on May 20, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Investments in commercial real estate may vary by the quarter, but financial interest in property technology, or proptech, appears to be remaining strong. Blockchain-based real estate platform Parcl recently secured a $7.5 million strategic funding round to boost real estate and partnerships. Parcl, whose platform lets users invest in a digital square foot of real The post Proptech company Parcl secures $7.5M in funding appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Amidst slowing RAN sales, Samsung and Fujitsu gain market share – report
    by Peter Cohen on May 20, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    2G-5G Radio Access Network (RAN) infrastructure sales slowed to their lowest point in two years while OpenRAN and vRAN sales set new records. The post Amidst slowing RAN sales, Samsung and Fujitsu gain market share – report appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • AT&T, Dish strike deal on internet service distribution
    by Kelly Hill on May 20, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Dish Network customers will be able to buy AT&T internet services, including gig-speed fiber, under a new distribution agreement between the two companies. As of this week, new and existing Dish customers can order AT&T internet services by contacting Dish. Dish already provides internet services via fiber, Fixed Wireless Access, satellite or cable partners, rather The post AT&T, Dish strike deal on internet service distribution appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • India considers use of power infrastructure for 5G small cells deployments
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on May 20, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    The Goverment of India is expected to initiate the 5G auctions in June India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) may use infrastructure owned by power distributors for the deployment of 5G small cells nationwide, according to Indian press reports. As part of the initiative, the government will sign agreements with power distributors, cable operators and municipal The post India considers use of power infrastructure for 5G small cells deployments appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Canada to ban Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on May 20, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    The Government of Canada said that local telcos will have time until June 2024 to remove 5G gear from these two vendors Canada has decided to ban the use of equipment by Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE due to security concerns.  “The Government of Canada is ensuring the long term safety of our telecommunications infrastructure. The post Canada to ban Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Ofcom considers allowing O2 and Vodafone use existing licenses for 5G
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on May 20, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    Ofcom said the proposed changes would allow these telcos to deploy new technologies, including 5G U.K. telecommunications services regulator Ofcom has proposed an update of some licenses held by mobile operators Vodafone and O2 (Telefonica) with the aim of enabling the deployment of 5G using those frequencies. “In response to requests from Vodafone and Telefónica, The post Ofcom considers allowing O2 and Vodafone use existing licenses for 5G appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Test and Measurement: Viavi supports gigabit fiber deployment in Italy
    by Kelly Hill on May 20, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    Viavi Solutions is expanding its relationship with Italian wholesale fiber company Open Fiber, which has plans for a major fiber expansion and aims to provide “100 percent ultra-broadband coverage with gigabit speeds for the whole of Italy,” according to a release. Open Fiber says that it currently provides connectivity for 300 different national and international The post Test and Measurement: Viavi supports gigabit fiber deployment in Italy appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Emrit Webinar: Disrupting wireless. Learn how decentralized wireless is changing a trillion-dollar global industry
    by Emrit (Sponsored) on May 20, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    For the better part of a decade, IoT promised to connect tens of billions of devices to the internet. Yet these bold projections failed to materialize, despite significant efforts, as the economics of building and scaling IoT networks simply didn’t add up. Enter Helium, who single handedly pioneered the decentralized wireless space (DeWi) by building The post Emrit Webinar: Disrupting wireless. Learn how decentralized wireless is changing a trillion-dollar global industry appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Motorola and GlobalFoundries agreement safeguards chip supply for public safety radios
    by Catherine Sbeglia Nin on May 20, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    GlobalFoundries manufactures silicon-germanium chips for Motorola’s public safety, professional and commercial radios To safeguard the supply of chip solutions needed for its radios, Motorola Solutions has entered a long-term agreement with GlobalFoundries (GF), which manufactures silicon-germanium (SiGe) chips for Motorola’s public safety, professional and commercial radios at its Vermont facility. Global supply-chain constraints, driven mostly The post Motorola and GlobalFoundries agreement safeguards chip supply for public safety radios appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • From NFV to SaaS on the path to programmability
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on May 20, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Nokia on the role of SaaS for telecom workloads: A vision of a “fully-automated network on demand” AUSTIN—As virtualization, at this point mature in the core network, is making an impact on how radio access networks are architected and operated, there’s a line of thinking that everything that can be done with software should be The post From NFV to SaaS on the path to programmability appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Back for a second year – RCR Wireless News and Enterprise IoT Insights present the Private Networks Global Forum 2022
    by RCR Wireless News on May 19, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    RCR Wireless News and Enterprise IoT Insights are proud to announce Cambridge Consultants, Intel, MulteFire Alliance, Nokia, Qualcomm, Viavi Solutions, Mavenir and One Layer as event sponsors for the 2nd annual Private Networks Global Forum, taking place virtually on May 24th.  This day-long virtual event will discuss the various different private network deployment models, key The post Back for a second year – RCR Wireless News and Enterprise IoT Insights present the Private Networks Global Forum 2022 appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Report: Subspace leasing gains momentum, but availability grows in Q1 2022
    by Joe Dyton on May 16, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    More U.S. office subspace became available again during the first quarter of 2022, according to a recent CBRE report. The sector saw a 5.4% drop nationally during the second half of 2021, as some occupiers took advantage of the economical pricing. Availability jumped 3.6% during Q1 2022, however, despite price-conscious tenants continuing to sublease space The post Report: Subspace leasing gains momentum, but availability grows in Q1 2022 appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • AT&T, Intrado improve wireless 911 call response
    by Joe Dyton on May 16, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    AT&T recently announced it will be the first carrier to launch location-based routing to automatically transmit wireless 911 calls to the correct call centers nationwide. The carrier will be able to so through Intrado’s new “Locate Before Route” feature. AT&T can identify where a wireless 911 call is coming from quickly and more accurately with The post AT&T, Intrado improve wireless 911 call response appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • First American Financial brands VC unit Parker89
    by Joe Dyton on May 16, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    First American Financial Corporation, a title, settlement and risk solutions provider for real estate transactions recently launched Parker89, a new brand and website for its venture capital arm. The company, which has also been at the forefront of the digital transformation of the real estate industry, has seen its venture capital division invest more than The post First American Financial brands VC unit Parker89 appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Rise in hybrid work leads to more office renovations
    by Joe Dyton on May 16, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Recognizing that the hybrid model is most likely the new normal when it comes to office work post-pandemic, businesses are having their offices renovated at a historic pace, Bisnow reports. Architectural firms have generated more revenue from renovations than new construction for the first time, according to American Institute of Architects Chief Economist Kermit Baker. The post Rise in hybrid work leads to more office renovations appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Athonet, BearCom team up to bring private LTE, 5G and CBRS to key industries
    by Joe Dyton on May 4, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Athonet, a private network technology provider and BearCom, a wireless integrator, recently announced that they will work together to deliver private LTE, 5G, and Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) solutions a number of sectors across North America. BearCom designs and delivers wireless voice, video and data communication integration solutions geared toward boosting operating efficiency, increasing The post Athonet, BearCom team up to bring private LTE, 5G and CBRS to key industries appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

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