• China had 792,000 5G base stations as of end-February: report
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on April 20, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Chinese operators had deployed a total of 792,000 5G base stations as of the end of February, Chinese press reported, citing a government official. Liu Liehong, vice minister of industry and information technology, said that 5G standalone networks covered all prefecture-level cities across China, and the number of 5G terminal connections had reached 260 million. [...] The post China had 792,000 5G base stations as of end-February: report appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Chunghwa selects Nokia to expand its 5G network in Taiwan
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on April 20, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Nokia has announced that it has been selected by Taiwanese carrier Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to expand the operator’s 5G network in Taiwan. The Finnish vendor said that this new deal aims to support CHT’s objective of achieving 80% population coverage as well as boost 5G subscriptions to over 20% of its current subscriber base. Nokia [...] The post Chunghwa selects Nokia to expand its 5G network in Taiwan appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Getting ahead of a significant disruption to the communications industry
    by Angela Logothetis, CTO of Amdocs Open Network on April 20, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Are we at the beginning of a more integrated connectivity market? Over the past year, 5G rollout has been a major priority for communications service providers worldwide. However, something else is making waves simultaneously – satellite broadband. With the ability to reach more users than ever, these networks may play a critical role in completely [...] The post Getting ahead of a significant disruption to the communications industry appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Understanding FDD/TDD carrier aggregation for 5G
    by Catherine Sbeglia on April 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    In general, FDD is considered better for coverage and TDD better for capacity Mobile operators are looking to carrier aggregation (CA), which allows them to use multiple sub-6 GHz spectrum channels simultaneously, as a method of increasing the bandwidth and speeds of their 5G networks. However, to enhance the performance of 5G networks even further, [...] The post Understanding FDD/TDD carrier aggregation for 5G appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Focus on: Telecom systems business
    by Dell Technologies + Intel on April 20, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Dell Technologies World is where you’ll see how to take your IT strategy forward into the data era. Harness the transformative power of technology and be ready for whatever comes next. Dell Technologies is uniquely positioned to help you bring your Telecom strategy into the open and disaggregated era. Dell Technologies can help transform your [...] The post Focus on: Telecom systems business appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Well, technically… network slicing brings traffic engineering to the next level: Ribbon Communications’ Irit Touitou (Ep. 27)
    by Catherine Sbeglia on April 20, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Irit Touitou, executive VP of packet optical networking R&D at Ribbon Communications, comes on the podcast to discuss the essential role of traffic engineering and how network slicing creates a dynamic network in the 5G era. The post Well, technically… network slicing brings traffic engineering to the next level: Ribbon Communications’ Irit Touitou (Ep. 27) appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Oracle Culture Is Driving The Cloud Native Future With Andrew Morawski
    by RCR Wireless News on April 20, 2021 at 8:00 am

      The future has already arrived, and it is in the form of 5G. But Oracle brings the cloud native future into the next level with the 5G Next Gen Core. Diving deep into this monumental invention with Carrie Charles is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle, Andrew Morawski. He shares what [...] The post Oracle Culture Is Driving The Cloud Native Future With Andrew Morawski appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Smartphone market expected to rebound this year
    by Kelly Hill on April 19, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Analysts are expecting a good year for the global smartphone market, after years of device upgrade stretching out further and further as users held on to their existing devices and an additional hit in 2020 due to regional lockdowns that limited people’s ability to shop in-person. The growth will be driven by 5G device upgrades [...] The post Smartphone market expected to rebound this year appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • AT&T to build private 5G mmWave network on UConn campus
    by Catherine Sbeglia on April 19, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    AT&T and UConn will complete the private 5G network by summer 2021 AT&T is deploying a private 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) network and Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) technology at the University of Connecticut’s (UConn) Stamford campus to help “advance academic programs that will explore new use cases and expand entrepreneurial activity.” More specifically, the collaborating will enable [...] The post AT&T to build private 5G mmWave network on UConn campus appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Wi-Fi 7 will require ‘new level of testing,’ forcing test equipment to evolve, says NI
    by Catherine Sbeglia on April 19, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Wi-Fi 7 will support 320-megahertz transmissions and 4096-QAM, requiring more advanced test equipment While consumers and enterprise decision makers continue to weigh the benefits of updating to Wi-Fi 6, the wireless industry is already preparing for the arrival of Wi-Fi 7, or 802.11be. Wi-Fi 7, among other things, promises better interference mitigations, higher capacity and [...] The post Wi-Fi 7 will require ‘new level of testing,’ forcing test equipment to evolve, says NI appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Telework to shift JPMorgan Chase’s CRE management
    by Joe Dyton on April 15, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    JPMorgan Chase is one of a number of companies that is looking forward to seeing its employees return to the office following the COVID-19 pandemic. However, even the United States’ largest bank in terms of assets acknowledges that its commercial real estate footprint will look different going forward, Commercial Observer reports. The company, which is The post Telework to shift JPMorgan Chase’s CRE management appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Report: Blackstone to invest in firm that seeks stake in CRE “distress”
    by Joe Dyton on April 15, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    A unit of Blackstone Group is investing in Mavik Capital Management, Bloomberg reports. Mavik, an opportunistic real estate investment firm, is looking to capitalize on “significant stress” that the COVID-19 pandemic caused the commercial real estate industry. Blackstone, one of the world’s largest real estate investors, will own a small, passive stake in the asset The post Report: Blackstone to invest in firm that seeks stake in CRE “distress” appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Return to office push could create CRE hiring spree
    by Joe Dyton on April 15, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    When the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the commercial real estate industry is discussed, it’s often in terms of building vacancies, store closings and uncollected rents. The health crisis has impacted another sector of CRE as well however—the workforce. Companies were forced to lay off employees during the past year, but that trend could be turning The post Return to office push could create CRE hiring spree appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • WCI, Nextivity, partner to bring connectivity to communities and destination properties worldwide
    by Joe Dyton on April 15, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    Nextivity and World Cinema (WCI) announced this week that they’re teaming up to bring enterprise-grade in-building cellular connectivity to communities and destination properties in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. WCI, which brings technology and services to guest-centric properties, will now offer Nextivity’s Cel-Fi products through ImpruviX. The ImpruviX The post WCI, Nextivity, partner to bring connectivity to communities and destination properties worldwide appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Verizon deploys SureCall, FRTek’s network repeaters
    by Joe Dyton on April 15, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Carrier looks to bring 5G mobility, Home and Business Internet to more people with the additional service. Verizon recently announced that its wireless customers will soon see more 5G Ultra Wideband coverage, now that it will be using signal repeaters from SureCall and FRTek. The company’s solutions are expected to provide additional 5G Ultra Wideband The post Verizon deploys SureCall, FRTek’s network repeaters appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Study: mall foot traffic could be on the rise in 2021
    by Joe Dyton on April 15, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Regional malls saw an all-time high 11.4% vacancy rate during the first quarter of 2021, but Moody’s REIS shows that foot traffic could pick over the remainder of the year, GlobeSt.com reports. Placer.ai, a research firm that tracks foot traffic retailers and other industries, looked at more than 50 of the top tier malls in The post Study: mall foot traffic could be on the rise in 2021 appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Smaller co-working companies could struggle in post-COVID world
    by Joe Dyton on April 15, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Mom and Pop’ companies don’t have the same financial backing as some of the industry’s bigger, more prominent players. The co-working industry is likely to play into a lot of companies’ plans as they return to physical offices after the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses will be more inclined to sign the shorter, more flexible lease terms The post Smaller co-working companies could struggle in post-COVID world appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Trouble in paradise? DISH accuses T-Mobile of ‘anti-competitive’ behavior
    by Joe Dyton on April 8, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Company slams T-Mobile’s plan to shut down Sprint’s legacy network in early 2022. It wasn’t too long ago when DISH Network played a key role in helping T-Mobile finalize its $26 billion merger with Sprint. In order to get regulator approval, T-Mobile had to sell Boost Mobile to a competitor. DISH partly paved T-Mobile’s path The post Trouble in paradise? DISH accuses T-Mobile of ‘anti-competitive’ behavior appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Retail store openings outnumber closings so far in 2021
    by Joe Dyton on April 8, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Dollar and discount stores have made up more than half of the retail industry’s openings. Retail stores had trouble remaining open in 2020, due to the combination of the growing online shopping trend and the COVID-19 pandemic. Things are starting to look better for stores this year however. According to Coresight Research’s weekly tracker, there The post Retail store openings outnumber closings so far in 2021 appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Report: Fox Corp. eyes L.A. media campus sale, partial leaseback
    by Joe Dyton on April 8, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Broadcast media company Fox Corporation is currently looking for an investor to buy into its more than 120,000 square foot Fox Sports media campus in Los Angeles, Commercial Observer reports. The property sits right on Los Angeles’ Westside. The media company hopes to lease back about a third of the space, approximately 40,190 square feet The post Report: Fox Corp. eyes L.A. media campus sale, partial leaseback appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

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