• ‘I’m a builder, not a seller’: EXFO’s Germain Lamonde opens up about all those offers from Viavi
    by Kelly Hill on July 27, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    EXFO’s founder, majority shareholder and executive chairman calls Viavi’s multiple offers for the company “noise on the line” Germain Lamonde says he has fielded many offers to buy EXFO, the network test and measurement company that he founded, over the decades that it has been in business as a private and then public company. Lamonde, [...] The post ‘I’m a builder, not a seller’: EXFO’s Germain Lamonde opens up about all those offers from Viavi appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Virgin Media O2 selects Ericsson for 5G Standalone deployment
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on July 27, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Ericsson said it has been selected by U.K. carrier Virgin Media O2 provide the core kit for its Standalone (SA) 5G network, with the infrastructure expected to support a range of advanced applications including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and other immersive media experiences. The Swedish vendor said that it will deploy a cloud-native, [...] The post Virgin Media O2 selects Ericsson for 5G Standalone deployment appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Singapore’s IMDA aims to award additional 5G spectrum by end-2021
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on July 27, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is seeking views from the public and industry on the potential use and allocation of the 2.1 GHz spectrum band for 5G. The regulator said that the band is currently used for 3G services and will expire at the end of 2021. IMDA proposes to use the 2.1 GHz [...] The post Singapore’s IMDA aims to award additional 5G spectrum by end-2021 appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Qualcomm Webinar: Maximizing Wi-Fi 6 Performance: How highly optimized scheduling and next-gen features deliver the best of Wi-Fi 6
    by Qualcomm on July 27, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    Today’s connected environments are more complex than ever with every home to large venue network being impacted with a mix of client devices simultaneously requiring high-bandwidth, low-latency data transmissions that, when operating simultaneously, can quickly congest the network. Wi-Fi 6 offers tools to resolve many of the congestion issues by integrating multi-user and scheduling technologies [...] The post Qualcomm Webinar: Maximizing Wi-Fi 6 Performance: How highly optimized scheduling and next-gen features deliver the best of Wi-Fi 6 appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Nokia Design: Bringing 5G Home (Sponsored)
    by RCR Wireless News and Nokia on July 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    How do you bring a new technology to realization? How do you make it work in the ways that all its stakeholders need it to work: The communications service providers who deploy and manage it, the technicians who install it, and most importantly, for the end customers who will bring it into their homes and [...] The post Nokia Design: Bringing 5G Home (Sponsored) appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Well, technically… Verizon has small business tools you probably don’t know about: Verizon’s Wendy Taccetta (Ep. 47)
    by Catherine Sbeglia on July 27, 2021 at 11:17 am

    According Verizon’s Senior Vice President for Nationwide Small Business Wendy Taccetta, small businesses are usually the last to bounce back after a financial crisis like the one we saw during Covid-19. But, she says, this time it can be different thanks to the advances in technology. The post Well, technically… Verizon has small business tools you probably don’t know about: Verizon’s Wendy Taccetta (Ep. 47) appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • How CSPs can leverage automation to deliver superior customer service (Reader Forum)
    by Joel Cherkis,VP of Global Industries, UiPath on July 27, 2021 at 11:00 am

    In the competition for customers’ business, communication service providers (CSPs) are emphasizing their commitment to customer service. In fact, an Ernst & Young survey discovered that 68% of global telecoms executives ranked customer experience management as a top strategic priority. And yet, once providers win customers’ business, a new set of obstacles emerge: With sprawling networks, [...] The post How CSPs can leverage automation to deliver superior customer service (Reader Forum) appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • The Convergence of Communication and Computation with Dr. Vida Ilderem
    by RCR Wireless News on July 27, 2021 at 8:00 am

    What type of talent is essential for the future of wireless communications? We need people with a systems mindset. The guest for today’s episode is Dr. Vida Ilderem, Vice President at Intel Labs. Vida discusses with Carrie Charles how wireless communications require a plethora of expertise to succeed in the future. All the way from [...] The post The Convergence of Communication and Computation with Dr. Vida Ilderem appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • China Unicom and Huawei launch 1,000 5G ‘Super Uplink’ sites in Beijing
    by Catherine Sbeglia on July 26, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    China Unicom first tested Huawei’s 5G Super Uplink on its commercial networks in 2020 China Unicom and Huawei announced last week that they have deployed Huawei’s 5G Super Uplink at more than 1,000 5G commercial sites in Beijing. The deployment, which was carried out over five days, is part of the pair’s joint 5G Capital [...] The post China Unicom and Huawei launch 1,000 5G ‘Super Uplink’ sites in Beijing appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • The Sunday Brief: AT&T and Verizon Q2 Results – Different, Yet Similar
    by Jim Patterson on July 26, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    July greetings from the Midwest and Davidson/ Charlotte/ Lake Norman, NC.  Pictured to the right is the World’s Largest Truckstop on I-80 between the Quad Cities and Des Moines (highly recommend the coffee).  We’ve been traveling a lot by car over the last three weeks, and predict a bumper corn crop (latest price here).  Can’t wait for the [...] The post The Sunday Brief: AT&T and Verizon Q2 Results – Different, Yet Similar appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Brookfield to create private REIT with Oaktree assets
    by Joe Dyton on July 22, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Brookfield Asset Management, Inc. recently announced its plans to start its own private real estate investment trust (REIT) after it assumes management of the property portfolio that subsidiary Oaktree Capital Management currently oversees, Bloomberg reports. The alternative asset manager is making this move to enhance the company’s scale and leverage Brookfield’s reputation as a CRE The post Brookfield to create private REIT with Oaktree assets appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Ericsson, Verizon strike $8.3B 5G deal
    by Joe Dyton on July 22, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Ericsson recently announced it signed an $8.3 billion, multi-year agreement with Verizon to provide its 5G solutions to accelerate the deployment of Verizon’s next generation 5G network in the United States. “This is a significant strategic partnership for both companies and what we’re most excited about is bringing the benefits of 5G to U.S. consumers, The post Ericsson, Verizon strike $8.3B 5G deal appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • DISH, AT&T strike $5B wireless network deal
    by Joe Dyton on July 22, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    DISH announced this week that it signed a long-term strategic Network Services Agreement (NSA) with wireless carrier AT&T. The agreement will make AT&T the primary network services partners for DISH MVNO customers. Through the agreement, DISH will provide its current and future retail wireless brands customers, including Boost Mobile, Ting Mobile and Republic Wireless access The post DISH, AT&T strike $5B wireless network deal appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Altus Power merges with CBRE SPAC in $1.58B deal
    by Joe Dyton on July 22, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Altus Power, Inc., which builds and operates solar power roof and parking lot installations for commercial real estate properties, is merging with a CBRE Group special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), The Wall Street Journal reports. The deal will value Altus at $1.58 billion and provide it with expansion capital and access to CBRE’s clients. The The post Altus Power merges with CBRE SPAC in $1.58B deal appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Decreased office space demand pushes CRE investors to look elsewhere
    by Joe Dyton on July 22, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Money is rapidly being put into United State real estate funds amid recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s being invested a little differently than in years past, Bisnow reports. Downtown office towers have been a primary target for the biggest commercial real estate investors, but the rise in telework and drop in office space The post Decreased office space demand pushes CRE investors to look elsewhere appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Dallas CRE is ready for office return, but recognizes the landscape has changed
    by Joe Dyton on July 22, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    The Dallas commercial real estate community is optimistic that at least 85% of employees will be working from their office by January 2022. Approximately 5 in 10 workers are already back in some capacity, according to Kastle Systems keyless entry system tracker. However, the Dallas CRE community recognizes that the post-COVID-19 landscape will look much The post Dallas CRE is ready for office return, but recognizes the landscape has changed appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • As NYC retail market picks up, vacancies hit all-time high
    by Joe Dyton on July 22, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    New York City’s retail market has started to pick up, but unfortunately asking rents are still lower than they were prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, property vacancies in the Big Apple have hit an all-time high, according to CBRE’s second quarter retail report, Commercial Observer reports. Available retail space increased from 275 spaces during The post As NYC retail market picks up, vacancies hit all-time high appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Opensignal: T-Mobile maintains top spot for 5G speed and coverage
    by Joe Dyton on July 15, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Opensignal recently announced that wireless carrier T-Mobile won its third consecutive 5G Download Speed award. The independent mobile analytics company said its T-Mobile users saw average 5G download speeds of 87.5 Mbps, surpassing its AT&T and Verizon users, which both saw speeds of 52.3 Mbps. “Our T-Mobile users’ average 5G download speed has increased by The post Opensignal: T-Mobile maintains top spot for 5G speed and coverage appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • 5 ways to fill vacant CRE properties
    by Joe Dyton on July 15, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Vacant commercial real estate properties have been a pain point for brokers and building owners even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States. Empty spaces have become an even bigger issue for CRE owners following the pandemic, however. Many companies are still letting employees work remotely, and some plan to continue to do so The post 5 ways to fill vacant CRE properties appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Hotels, retail show signs of rebounding after pandemic
    by Joe Dyton on July 15, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Hotels and retail were two real estate sectors hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they both appear to be showing signs of reaching pre-pandemic activity levels, Bisnow reports. For hotels, the United States occupancy was recorded at 65.4% for the week of June 27 to June 3, according to hotel data specialists STR. The The post Hotels, retail show signs of rebounding after pandemic appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

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