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Axell Wireless installs DAS at One World Trade Center

Axell Wireless has installed its largest-ever public safety wireless system at One World Trade Center. The distributed antenna system, or DAS, was implemented by Axell and systems integrator TechMer Inc., and covers One WTC, the tallest building in the U.S. and fourth-tallest in the world (TechMer’s original . A surrounding system installed by Axell and Pinnacle Wireless covers nearby [...]

by Kelly Hill Posted in Infrastructure, Infrastructure: DAS0 Comments

Juniper ‘right-sizing’ may mean deep job cuts

Juniper ‘right-sizing’ may mean deep job cuts

Juniper Networks (JNPR) said during its fourth quarter earnings call that it wants to “right-size,” and now it looks as if that may mean significant layoffs. The Silicon Valley network equipment maker is preparing to cut as many as 800 jobs, or about 8% of its workforce, according to SDN Central. These layoffs would follow [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Capital Markets, Infrastructure, jobs, Networks0 Comments

Infrastructure News: Russian market seen strengthening, vendors focus on video

Analyst: Russia’s LTE market set to boom A new report from Maravedis-Rethink forecasts a major opportunity for equipment vendors in Russia. But the nation’s efforts to promote a homegrown wireless equipment vendor have faltered, and Ericsson, NSN, and Huawei have all won major LTE contracts in Russia. This may represent a failure of central government [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

FCC asked to expedite DAS, small cell deployments

FCC asked to expedite DAS, small cell deployments

With AT&T’s new ad campaign set to make DAS and small cells household words, wireless infrastructure trade organization PCIA and the HetNet Forum are asking the Federal Communications Commission to remove barriers to deployment. The trade associations are asking the FCC to streamline the environmental and historic preservation review process for distributed antenna systems and [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

Ericsson CTO on carrier opportunities, NFV and developments in the lab

Ericsson CTO on carrier opportunities, NFV and developments in the lab

Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson joined Limor Schafman of RCR-TV at Mobile World Congress 2014 to discuss emerging opportunities for wireless network operators. He said that in his conversations with carriers he sees a variation of business models. “Some are just choosing the model of connecting,” he said, “but there are also others that are choosing [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure, Networks0 Comments

Wireless Infrastructure: CCI sees more carrier investment, Alcatel-Lucent scores hetnet win

Crown Castle on U.S. carrier investment Speaking at the Raymond James 35th Annual Institutional Investors Conference, Crown Castle CEO Ben Moreland was optimistic about the prospects for continued carrier investment in wireless networks. “What’s important in our business, and one of the first things I look at, notwithstanding the competitive nature of the big four [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

Vodafone taps Huawei for network upgrade

Vodafone taps Huawei for network upgrade

Vodafone is adding Huawei to its roster of primary vendors for Project Spring, its $11 billion network upgrade. Huawei joins Ericsson and NSN in supplying Vodafone, which is upgrading its network in 15 countries in Europe and Africa. During the next two years, the UK-based carrier plans to invest heavily in 3G and 4G infrastructure, [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

Aviat Networks supports Band 14 public safety test-bed network

Aviat Networks supports Band 14 public safety test-bed network

Microwave networking vendor Aviat Networks said it has completed LTE evaluation at the Public Safety Communications Research program’s public safety test-bed network in Boulder, Colo., where it is also providing microwave backhaul. The PSCR is housed at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s lab and provides a 700 MHz  network for testing interoperability of vendor equipment [...]

by Kelly Hill Posted in Infrastructure, Networks, Public Safety0 Comments

Video: Ixia talks transformation, launches new network tools

Jim Doherty, SVP of marketing at Ixia, explains recent acquisitions that have transformed the company over the past two years. These include BreakingPoint systems and their security assessment technology as well as the network visibility space from Anue Systems. These acquisitions are designed to help Ixia compete in the carrier and enterprise markets on live [...]

by Hannah Ferdinand Posted in Infrastructure, Networks, Software0 Comments

MWC 2014: DAS makes a comeback

MWC 2014: DAS makes a comeback

Small cells were in the spotlight at this year’s Mobile World Congress 2014 event, but distributed antenna systems continue to outpace small cells in terms of carrier spending. And in Barcelona, it was quite clear that DAS is not giving way to small cells. If anything, interest in indoor antenna solutions was more keen this [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure: DAS0 Comments

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