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How to Future-Proof a $65 Billion Broadband Investment

September 21, 2022

Via: The Fast Mode

$65 billion – the biggest federal investment in connectivity since 1956 and the Interstate Highway System – is ready to be spent on broadband. States are gearing up to dole it out and bring high-speed internet access to over 24 […]


Technology, Wireless

Welcome to the New World of Private Wireless Networking

September 21, 2022

Via: Network Computing

There’s a new generation of wireless networking technologies that remove many of the barriers that previously made the adoption of private wireless networks unappealing to enterprises. Thanks to the disaggregation of wireless networking components and the introduction of cloud-native architectures, […]


Mobile Networks, News

FCC Grants Approval for Lynk’s Satellite-to-Phone Service

September 20, 2022

Via: The Fast Mode

Lynk Global (Lynk), the world’s leading satellite-direct-to-standard-phone telecoms company, expressed its appreciation to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for granting Lynk the world’s first-ever commercial license for a satellite-direct-to-standard-mobile-phone service. This FCC license enables Lynk to launch commercial services for […]


Security

CISA, NSA publish report on O-RAN security considerations

September 19, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and National Security Agency (NSA), through the Enduring Security Framework (ESF), have published a paper about the security considerations in regards to the implementation of Open RAN (O-RAN) architecture. The ESF’s Open RAN […]


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Fiber for Everything Era

September 19, 2022

Via: The Fast Mode

The digital world has become relentless in transforming human experiences. High-speed low-latency data connectivity and rich, immersive digital content is influencing and shaping the future of societies and industries. Key to the rapid growth in data connectivity are fiber broadband […]


Technology, Wireless

Federal spectrum policy: Getting beyond ‘Go Fish’

September 19, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Spectrum reallocation is only getting more complicated, as the airwaves get more crowded. There are certainly recent examples—the C-Band deployment delays and the ongoing dispute over Ligado’s spectrum use potentially impacting Department of Defense operations—where better and earlier collaboration between […]


Technology, Wireless

Kagan: Satellite service may be next step for wireless industry

September 15, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The wireless industry is about to take the next big leap into the future with satellite connectivity. In the early days it was analog and voice. Then it changed to digital with 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G bringing a […]


Technology, Wireless

WBA and partners trial Wi-Fi 6E, OpenRoaming at European university

September 15, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) revealed today that a recent proof-of-concept trial that tested both Wi-Fi 6E and OpenRoaming achieved an impressive maximum download speed of 1.7 Gbps. The trial, which took place at the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (IPV) […]


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Verizon to deploy private 5G network at DoD base

September 15, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Verizon will deploy a private 5G network inside an aircraft maintenance hangar on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) as part of an $11.5 million Tranche 2 award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The private network, which will provide […]


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Why Location Services and IoT are Leading the 5G Trends of 2022

September 14, 2022

Via: The Fast Mode

Despite an initially slow start, 5G devices and networks are continuing to come out in increasing numbers every year. In 2021, the global 5G infrastructure market was valued at $47.3 billion and is projected to reach a value of $1.67 […]


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Ericsson, AERPAW test 5G drone tech for smart agriculture

September 13, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Ericsson today announced a collaboration with Aerial Experimentation and Research Platform for Advanced Wireless (AERPAW), funded by the National Science Foundation and a consortium of industry partners, to explore and advance the use of 5G drone operation for smart agriculture […]


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FCC awards additional $81 million in emergency education funding

September 8, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Roughly 170,000 students across the U.S. will benefit from the more than $81 million in emergency connectivity funding announced this week by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The funding, dispersed through the Emergency Connectivity Program, will support more than 300 […]


News

T‑Mobile US expands 5G internet service to six Northeastern states

September 8, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

When T-Mobile US launched its 5G Home Internet service a little more than a year ago, it did so with a “5G for all” stance, which has a particular focus on making broadband connectivity affordable and accessible. T-Mobile US’ most […]


Security

How posting personal and business photos can be a security risk

September 8, 2022

Via: CSO

Marketers in every industry enjoy evidencing their reach to their superiors and providing tangible examples of their width and breadth of influence via social networks, media, and other means of engagement. Photos of both customers and employees engaging at hosted […]


Technology, Wireless

NTT DoCoMo combines mmWave, sub-6 GHz on 5G SA network

September 7, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Japan’s NTT DoCoMo in December activated a 5G Standalone (SA) network using both mmWave and mid-band frequencies. Users with compatible devices can now use 5G NR Dual Connectivity (DC) capabilities which aggregate the high- and mid-band frequencies providing a boost […]


Mobile Networks

France ends September with 35,797 authorized 5G sites

September 7, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

France had a total of 35,797 authorized 5G sites as of September 1, of which 26,455 were declared technically operational by the local mobile operators, according to the latest monthly report published by France’s spectrum agency ANFR. ANFR said that […]


Technology, Wireless

American Tower sees US carriers ‘building through’ economic downturn

September 1, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

American Tower Corporation’s U.S. Division has long-term facilities leasing deals with all four U.S. carriers with Verizon this week entering into a new arrangement to support its ongoing 5G deployment. Speaking earlier this month at Cowen 8th Annual Communications Infrastructure […]


Security

‘Swarm of new devices’ in 6 GHz poses public safety risk, warns NSMA

September 1, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The National Spectrum Management Association (NSMA) issued a formal filing to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) detailing a “deep concern” regarding the regulatory change that opens up the 6 GHz band to unlicensed use. In April 2020, the FCC opened […]


Technology, Wireless

Verizon, American Tower sign long-term lease deal to support 5G rollout

August 31, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Verizon and American Tower Corporation have announced a long-term lease agreement designed to support the carrier’s 5G network deployment across the tower company’s U.S. communications sites. According to the pair, the deal will “provide a simplified and efficient leasing process […]


Technology, Wireless

Virgin Media O2 activates first commercial O-RAN sites

August 30, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

U.K. telco Virgin Media O2, NEC and Rakuten Symphony have announced that their joint multi-vendor Open RAN deployment is entering the field phase, starting with the activation of the first live sites in Virgin Media O2’s commercial network. In a […]