• FCC targets mortgage scam robocalls
    by Kelly Hill on January 26, 2023 at 5:41 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission says that it is working to shut down network access for robocalls coming from a Florida realty group that is being sued by three state attorneys general for deceptive business practices. The U.S. regulatory agency has asked voice service provider Twilio to stop carrying the calls from MV Realty, via the The post FCC targets mortgage scam robocalls appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • French telco SFR selects Nokia for 5G SA core network
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on January 26, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    SFR currently provides 5G services in 6,200 municipalities across France French telco SFR announced it has selected Finnish vendor Nokia for the deployment of its 5G Standalone (SA) core network, the former said in a release. As part of its ongoing 5G deployment, SFR has signed a strategic partnership with Nokia for the supply and The post French telco SFR selects Nokia for 5G SA core network appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Mafab begins 5G rollout in Nigeria’s capital
    by Catherine Sbeglia Nin on January 26, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    Mafab won 5G 3.5GHz spectrum licenses in a November 2021 auction Nigeria’s newest mobile operator Mafab Communications announced this week that it has begun its roll out of 5G services in the country’s capital city of Abuja. According to the company’s founder, Musbahu Bashir, five other cities — Lagos, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kano and Kaduna The post Mafab begins 5G rollout in Nigeria’s capital appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • EE’s 5G network reaches 60% of the UK population
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on January 26, 2023 at 5:12 pm

    The telco has also said it plans to make 5G available anywhere in the U.K. by 2028 U.K. carrier EE announced its 5G network has already reached 60% population coverage in the country. EE, which had launched its 5G network in May 2019, is also offering 4G services in 87% of the country’s territory. The The post EE’s 5G network reaches 60% of the UK population appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Software is now driving the electric vehicle charging market (Reader forum)
    by Julien Deconinck, Managing Director, DAI Magister on January 26, 2023 at 4:54 pm

    Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is outperforming all expectations, and is now expected to represent more than half of U.S. vehicle sales by 2030. The ‘key link’ to mass adoption is now software, not hardware or vehicles. Fortunately, software innovations are already providing solutions to many of the scaling challenges and will play a crucial role The post Software is now driving the electric vehicle charging market (Reader forum) appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Spectra expands TIP OpenWiFi architecture in India
    by Catherine Sbeglia Nin on January 26, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    TIP OpenWiFi is an open source-based Wi-Fi architecture that leverages open-source development and automated testing Indian managed service provider Spectra has expanded its deployment of Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenWiFi solutions to cover more of its Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) and enterprise customers. TIP OpenWiFi is an open source-based Wi-Fi architecture that leverages open-source development and The post Spectra expands TIP OpenWiFi architecture in India appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Court paves the way for Rogers-Shaw merger
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on January 26, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    The Rogers-Shaw merger still remains subject of the approval by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has rejected the competition bureau’s request to block the merger of Canadian carriers Rogers and Shaw, a decision that has removed one of the final hurdles for the completion of the $20-billion merger. The post Court paves the way for Rogers-Shaw merger appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Nokia drives private 5G sales up by 50% in Q4; Ericsson does 33% of private 5G sales in Q4
    by James Blackman on January 26, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    Nokia added 45 new customers for its private networks products in the fourth quarter of 2022, outrunning its third-quarter total (30 new customers) by 50 percent, and taking its total customer count beyond the 560 mark, the company said. It had closed the third quarter of last year with 515 ‘large customers’ for private networks. The post Nokia drives private 5G sales up by 50% in Q4; Ericsson does 33% of private 5G sales in Q4 appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Telekom Serbia bundles NB-IoT and LoRaWAN in “unified” national IoT network
    by James Blackman on January 26, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    Telekom Srbija (Telekom Serbia) is rolling out a new NB-IoT network to go alongside its public LoRaWAN network, to serve the country’s industrial firms, energy providers, cities and municipalities, and retail and facilities operators. France-based low-power wide-area (LPWA) network specialist Actility, an important vendor in the unlicensed LoRaWAN sphere, announced that it is providing the The post Telekom Serbia bundles NB-IoT and LoRaWAN in “unified” national IoT network appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • #TBT: Verizon rolls out cdma2000 1X; CTIA objects to LNP; RIM, Nextel and Motorola partner on PTT PDA … this week in 2002
    by RCR Wireless News on January 26, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on those sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Verizon kicks off 1X rollout DENVER, United States—Verizon Wireless became the first nationwide The post #TBT: Verizon rolls out cdma2000 1X; CTIA objects to LNP; RIM, Nextel and Motorola partner on PTT PDA … this week in 2002 appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • 5G fixed wireless access is key to closing the global digital divide
    by Joe Dyton on January 24, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    The importance of connected devices for conducting business has grown significantly over the past decade and looks to be getting more crucial — more than 60 percent of the global GDP in 2022 was expected to depend on digital technologies, according to World Economic Forum data. That’s great news for tech developers, but the downside The post 5G fixed wireless access is key to closing the global digital divide appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • CRE leaders more optimistic about 2023 than other industries
    by Joe Dyton on January 24, 2023 at 5:24 pm

    Commercial real estate industry professionals appear to be a little more optimistic about 2023 than U.S. business leaders as a whole, according to JPMorgan’s 2023 Business Leaders Outlook Survey for CRE. Nearly half of real estate leaders are optimistic about the U.S. economy in 2023, compared to 22 percent of U.S. business leaders. The survey, The post CRE leaders more optimistic about 2023 than other industries appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Analysis: Sports arenas that realize connectivity’s true value
    by Joe Dyton on January 24, 2023 at 5:14 pm

    Reliable in-building wireless connectivity has quickly become one of the biggest “must haves” for tenants — building location is perhaps the only bigger factor when deciding on a property these days. Despite tenants deeming connectivity such a high priority, commercial real estate owners can still struggle with providing the best wireless network possible — especially The post Analysis: Sports arenas that realize connectivity’s true value appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • The factors behind proptech innovation
    by Joe Dyton on January 24, 2023 at 5:04 pm

    Property technology, or proptech, has helped residential property managers make their operations more efficient, expand their business and meet tenants’ demands, Will Moxley, SVP, Product at AppFolio Inc. recently wrote for Forbes. The Internet of Things (IoT), consumer financial technology (fintech) and remote work were all key factors in proptech creating such positive outcomes. These The post The factors behind proptech innovation appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Sustainability a top priority for CRE investors, occupiers in 2023
    by Joe Dyton on January 17, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    The mission to reach net zero carbon is the most top of mind factor for commercial real estate decision makers in 2023, according to a recent global JLL client survey. The number of clients who have listed sustainability as their highest priority on JLL’s survey has grown year-over-year. The combination of upcoming deadlines and increased The post Sustainability a top priority for CRE investors, occupiers in 2023 appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Optimism grows for CRE project planners
    by Joe Dyton on January 17, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    Various factors including more employees working from home, inflation, a potential recession and investor hesitancy have placed a number of question marks around the status of commercial real estate. Despite these concerns, there’s reason for “enthusiasm and optimism” for CRE growth prospects, according to the Dodge Momentum Index (DMI), a monthly measure of the initial The post Optimism grows for CRE project planners appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Hackers set sights on IoT devices
    by Joe Dyton on January 17, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    Cyber criminals are expected to shift their sights away from ransomware and onto Internet of Things (IoT) devices, according to industry experts, CNBC reports. The rapid increase in the number of IoT devices has captured hackers’ attention. These cyberattacks have ranged from shutting down computers to data theft as well as negatively impacting everyday life. The post Hackers set sights on IoT devices appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Artificial intelligence is key part of CRE
    by Joe Dyton on January 17, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    The commercial real estate industry might not have been the fastest to embrace technology, but it is now steadily making up ground on the technology front, especially when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) use, Boss Magazine reports. AI has become a hot topic for CRE developers, both for what it can do for the The post Artificial intelligence is key part of CRE appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Industry experts share their CRE predictions for 2023
    by Joe Dyton on January 9, 2023 at 10:46 pm

    The year 2023 is less than a month old, but commercial real estate professionals are weighing in on what they think will happen in the industry this year, Commercial Observer reports. The combination of higher borrowing costs, inflation and questions about the economy have driven industry pros to offer their predictions. “If you think about The post Industry experts share their CRE predictions for 2023 appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • 3 tips for disrupting the proptech sector
    by Joe Dyton on January 9, 2023 at 10:20 pm

     Property technology, or proptech, has had its shares of ups and downs in the commercial real estate industry. The highs saw proptech companies’ global value increase from $1 billion in 2012 to $24.3 billion in 2021, according to Statista. Additionally, the global proptech market is projected to jump from $18.2 billion in 2022 to $86.5 The post 3 tips for disrupting the proptech sector appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

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