• Editorial Report: 5G transformation: As technology matures, operators have to adapt
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief, RCR Wireless News on March 5, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    In its early days, 5G was, in many ways, not markedly different from advanced 4G in terms of networks and the services they delivered. However that’s changing quickly as operators move from non-standalone to standalone 5G and virtualize network functions on the way toward building a truly flexible, cloud-native network. The technology shift is massive [...] The post Editorial Report: 5G transformation: As technology matures, operators have to adapt appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Q&A: Verizon’s Adam Koeppe on how an evolving network affects workforce needs
    by Kelly Hill on March 5, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    As networks evolve, so do the skill-sets needed to design, deploy and maintain them. More software skills are needed at all levels as automation plays a larger role in everything from radio frequency testing to how the network is monitored and managed. Networks are more software-defined than ever, and IT skills are in high demand. [...] The post Q&A: Verizon’s Adam Koeppe on how an evolving network affects workforce needs appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Following the sound: Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon platform for wireless audio
    by Catherine Sbeglia on March 5, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    The Qualcomm platform tackles audio from the phone to the earbud Qualcomm is hoping to address consumer wireless audio frustrations with the announcement of Snapdragon Sound, a new end-to-end optimized audio platform. According to the company’s VP & GM, Voice & Music and Wearables James Chapman, the only way to do that is to truly [...] The post Following the sound: Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon platform for wireless audio appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Test and Measurement: Viavi Solutions gets a piece of Openreach network monitoring
    by Kelly Hill on March 5, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    U.K. network provider Openreach is using Viavi Solutions’ Optical Network Monitoring System (ONMSi) to speed up its ambitious Full Fibre broadband deployment through remote validation and monitoring. Under the Full Fibre initiative, Openreach has committed to building out millions of new fiber-to-the-premise locations to expand broadband access. In the short term, the company has promised to build [...] The post Test and Measurement: Viavi Solutions gets a piece of Openreach network monitoring appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Samsung reaches 5.23 Gbps 5G speeds using EN-DC, carrier aggregation
    by Catherine Sbeglia on March 5, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    EN-DC enables mobile operators to use a 4G network to boost 5G speed, coverage Earlier this week, Samsung Electronics revealed that it has achieved a breakthrough in 5G data speeds using E-UTRAN New Radio Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) technology, which enables mobile operators to use a 4G network to boost 5G speed, coverage and reliability. The [...] The post Samsung reaches 5.23 Gbps 5G speeds using EN-DC, carrier aggregation appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • France ends February with 12,310 operational 5G sites
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on March 5, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    France had a total of 21,714 5G authorized sites as of March 1, of which 12,310 were declared technically operational by the local mobile carriers, according to the latest information provided by France’s spectrum agency ANFR. The agency said that all of the 5G sites have been authorized on existing cellular sites, already used by [...] The post France ends February with 12,310 operational 5G sites appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • The Rudin Family launches one of the first multi-tenant CBRS networks at 345 Park Avenue
    by Joe Dyton on March 5, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    NYC-based property owner completes launch in collaboration with Crown Castle International Corp (NYSE: CCI). Publisher’s Note: This is a supplemental edition of our weekly newsletter. Connected Real Estate Magazine will have more details about Rudin’s new CBRS-enabled building in next week’s newsletter. The Rudin Family announced today that its 345 Park Avenue building in New The post The Rudin Family launches one of the first multi-tenant CBRS networks at 345 Park Avenue appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Huawei Webinar: Beyond eMBB: 5G for enterprise digital transformation
    by Huawei on March 4, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    In its current form 5G is focused on delivering an enhanced mobile broadband experience to consumers. But, in terms of creating new revenue opportunities, operators are looking to enterprise digital transformation to deliver 5G use cases that draw on the full feature set of eMBB, massive IoT and ultra-reliable low-latency communications. As 5G continues to [...] The post Huawei Webinar: Beyond eMBB: 5G for enterprise digital transformation appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Key takeaways from FirstNet’s annual report
    by Kelly Hill on March 4, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    The FirstNet Authority has made “significant progress” toward fulfilling its mandate to oversee and manage the build-out and operations of a nationwide cellular network for first responders, according to the authority’s latest annual report to Congress. The FirstNet Authority is an independent entity that Congress established under the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information [...] The post Key takeaways from FirstNet’s annual report appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Telia, Ericsson carry out 5G carrier aggregation trial in Norway
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on March 4, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Telia and Ericsson have launched what it claims to be the first 5G carrier aggregation trial in Norway, with the aim of supporting Telia’s nationwide 5G rollout, Ericsson said in a release. As part of Telia’s ambition to bring nationwide 5G coverage to Norway by 2023, Telia and Ericsson have started a 5G New Radio [...] The post Telia, Ericsson carry out 5G carrier aggregation trial in Norway appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Air Force wants to use 5G in space, issues request for information
    by Catherine Sbeglia on March 4, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    The Air Force is interested in 5G’s mmWave, MIMO and RAN slicing capabilities At the end of 2020, AT&T brought 5G to three U.S. Air Force bases: Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado; Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska; and Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. But connecting its bases here on Earth with advanced cellular technology doesn’t seem to be [...] The post Air Force wants to use 5G in space, issues request for information appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Goldman Sachs CEO: remote work is ‘not a new normal’
    by Joe Dyton on March 4, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Some recent studies have shown that there are a number of people who are ready to return to their offices after an extended remote work stint due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Count Goldman Sachs Group Chief Executive Officer David Solomon among that group. The executive has been vocal about his desire to see the company’s The post Goldman Sachs CEO: remote work is ‘not a new normal’ appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • The Home Hospital- The Future of Healthcare is Rapidly Approaching
    by Eric Abbott on March 4, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Building a New Model Throughout the current Pandemic, the healthcare and telecom industries partnered to deliver new virtual health care delivery modalities that fundamentally changed the business of healthcare operations in terms of patient experience, operational efficiencies, and clinical effectiveness. Growing availability of Consumer Digital Health capabilities in Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) coupled with Provider The post The Home Hospital- The Future of Healthcare is Rapidly Approaching appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Westfield plans to sell U.S. mall properties in 2022
    by Joe Dyton on March 4, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    The combination of COVID-19 lockdowns and a rising trend of online shopping have brought mall foot traffic almost to a halt over the past year. This has forced many mall property owners to rethink their business operations, while others such as Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) are considering exiting the industry altogether, according to Yahoo Finance and other The post Westfield plans to sell U.S. mall properties in 2022 appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Digital Locations completes acquisition of SmallCellSite.com
    by Joe Dyton on March 4, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Deal moves company into 5G race as it gains rights to develop 80,000 locations into revenue generation wireless cell sites. Fifth generation (5G) wireless cell tower developer Digital Locations announced this week that it closed its acquisition of SmallCellSite.com, a source of more than 80,000 pre-qualified wireless cell sites. SmallCellSite has non-exclusive agreements with site The post Digital Locations completes acquisition of SmallCellSite.com appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Federal judge rules CDC eviction moratorium is unconstitutional
    by Joe Dyton on March 4, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    U.S. District Judge John Barker of Texas ruled last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) eviction moratorium is unconstitutional, The Hill and other news outlets report. The order called for landlords to temporarily halt evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Judge Barker ruled in favor of a group of landlords and property managers The post Federal judge rules CDC eviction moratorium is unconstitutional appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • JLL report reveals four unique WFH personas
    by Joe Dyton on March 4, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Survey shows many employees seek a hybrid work model, revealing a continued need for office space. Companies in the United States have taken a variety of approaches to their remote work policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Twitter announced employees whose physical presence isn’t required could work remotely going forward, as did Salesforce, while other tech The post JLL report reveals four unique WFH personas appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Digital Colony to acquire Boingo Wireless
    by Joe Dyton on March 4, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Digital infrastructure investment firm Digital Colony announced this week that it entered an agreement to acquire Boingo Wireless, a distributed antenna system (DAS) and Wi-Fi provider for wireless carriers, consumers, property owners and advertisers around the world. Boingo will become a privately held company when the transaction is complete. Under the agreement terms, Digital Colony The post Digital Colony to acquire Boingo Wireless appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • Fry’s Electronics is closing its doors
    by Joe Dyton on March 4, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Long-time retailer attributes COVID-19 difficulties to its demise. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit just about every industry hard, especially retail. Fry’s Electronics is one of the most recent retailers to fall victim to the Coronavirus. The company recently announced it would be closing its 31 stores across the United States. The electronics retailer, which was The post Fry’s Electronics is closing its doors appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

  • 6G Will Be Here Before You Know It- Will Your 5G Investment Be Wasted?
    by Connected on March 3, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    What is 6G and how does it compare to 5G? Learn what futuristic solutions will exist on 6G and the impact it will have on businesses with Alex Lawrence from 6G World. The post 6G Will Be Here Before You Know It- Will Your 5G Investment Be Wasted? appeared first on Connected Real Estate Magazine.

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