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Monitoring&Analysis

Test and Measurement: R&S touts 5G mmWave angle-of-arrival testing

September 16, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Rohde & Schwarz says it is the first test company with an over-the-air test system that is CTIA-authorized for multiple angles-of-arrival (AoA) testing, which is an important aspect of 5G device performance in millimeter-wave bands. R&S said that testing multiple […]


News

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 […]


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 […]


News

How are Japanese operators approaching mmWave 5G?

August 10, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Right now mmWave 5G deployments are focused on adding capacity to congested network hot zones, places like stadiums, music venues, shopping malls, transit hubs and dense central business or downtown areas. In addition to capacity offload, mmWave 5G promises to […]


Mobile Networks

What is the monetizable mmWave mobility use case? 

August 4, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

mmWave 5G was the subject of some industry skepticism in its earlier days, particularly around the ability to support mobility use cases and the sheer economics of densification required to provide a workable degree of coverage. mmWave has since been […]


News

Charter extends testing of mmWave 5G with CBRS anchor

July 26, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Cable company Charter Communications is extending its testing of 5G using a combination of millimeter-wave spectrum and midband airwaves with CBRS as the anchor, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission. The cable company had originally requested and […]


Technology, Wireless

Will fixed wireless access drive near-term mmWave monetizaton?

July 14, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Fixed wireless access is emerging as a primary driver of new revenues for mobile operators. It’s how Verizon initially went to market with 5G and has since evolved to a significantly larger geographic reach and to include a mix of […]


Technology, Wireless

Like it or not, mmWave spectrum is key to 5G success

July 6, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

As 5G has gone from R&D and executive talk tracks to lab testing and standardization to field deployment and commercialization and onto further scale, technological enhancement and network optimization, the value proposition–particularly with regard to the role of mmWave spectrum—has […]


News

Verizon customers at Indy 500 used more than 17 terabytes of data

June 1, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Over the weekend, Marcus Ericsson won the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500, or the Indy 500, a major racing event that takes place annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. According to Verizon, more the 325,000 fans […]


News

Verizon adds 194,000 fixed wireless access subs in Q1

April 22, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

While not as flashy as 5G applications like autonomous drones or precision robotics, fixed wireless access is proving to be a major new revenue driver for Tier 1 U.S. operators T-Mobile US and Verizon. Reporting its first quarter earnings today, […]


Technology, Wireless

Why is beam management key to 5G?

April 14, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

5G millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum promises massive bandwidth and huge monetization potential for telcos. But 5G mmWave also introduces propagation challenges. 5G New Radio (NR) adds massive multiple-input multiple-output (mMIMO) support and utilizes beam management techniques to maximize throughput and […]


News

Digital Locations expands small cell site list with Bigbelly

April 12, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

As carriers grapple with challenges around mmWave 5G antenna deployment strategies in urban landscapes, small cell aggregator Digital Locations announced this week a new partnership which it claims is one of the first to tackle 5G small cell densification head-on. […]


Hardware, Technology

Qualcomm updates 5G FWA platforms as operators signal ramping investment

March 7, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Last week during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Qualcomm announced an update to its 5G Fixed Wireless Access Platforms to include support for Standalone 5G using mmWave frequencies, introduction of its RF Sensing technologies, and improvements that smooth the CPE […]


News

Four routes to 5G monetization: FWA, mmWave, MEC, private networks

February 18, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Operators have invested billions in designing and deploying 5G networks but, to date, meaningful new service revenues have proved elusive. This is because 5G monetization is much more than a new network; it’s a new approach to collaboratively developing the […]


Technology, Wireless

Verizon to support research at Penn State, CalTech with 5G mmWave

February 3, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Verizon today announced two separate 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) partnerships in the higher education space. The carrier deployed its edge compute platform, artificial intelligence (AI) technology and mmWave — branded as 5G Ultra Wideband — service at Caltech’s Center for […]


Technology, Wireless

The Verizon 5G network flywheel: C-Band, mmWave and fiber

January 10, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

In the run up to its activation of C-Band spectrum for consumer and business services, Verizon executives discussed the network and go-to-market activities it sees as foundational to delivering differentiated, monetizable network-enabled experiences. EVP and CTO Kyle Malady likened the […]


Technology, Wireless

Verizon’s imminent C Band launch is the ‘second phase of our 5G era’

January 5, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Despite an ongoing back-and-forth with the airline industry, FAA and FCC around the impact C Band-based 5G could impact aircraft operations, Verizon is committed to activate its mid-band 5G network on Jan. 19. Once that happens, the operator’s Ultra Wideband […]


News

University of Glasgow to set up facility to test 6G communications systems

December 8, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

The University of Glasgow recently confirmed it aims to set up a facility to test future “6G” communications systems, after securing a £2.6 million equipment grant. In a statement, the University said that the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council […]


Hardware, Technology

Qualcomm is on a mmWave mission; ‘This is how you get the full potential of 5G,’ CEO says

December 1, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Qualcomm was an early proponent of millimeter wave (mmWave), doing the engineering work that has brought high-band 5G support to cellular devices. CEO Cristiano Amon remains bullish on mmWave adoption based on comments at the Snapdragon Tech Summit this week. […]


Technology, Wireless

5G mmWave slowdown not impacting forecast

October 19, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Following two years of exponential growth, preliminary estimates suggest total 5G NR RAN millimeter (mmWave) revenue growth – including radio and baseband but excluding services – stabilized in the second quarter as the overall revenues were nearly flat on a […]