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Editorial Report: Minding the mid-band: C Band and CBRS efforts

The U.S. has lagged in midband spectrum availability for 5G compared to the rest of the world. But now, CBRS PAL licenses are in-hand. The first tranche of C-Band spectrum will be available in December. RCR Wireless News looks at the availability of midband...

Editorial Report: Rural Broadband in the real world: How one operator is tackling the digital divide

The need for ubiquitous, reliable connectivity was brought into sharp focus throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, funding for rural broadband has become a priority for many governments around the world. But the true burden still falls on service providers, which are now...

Editorial Report: Private enterprise 5G NOCs – the emergence of regionally distributed operator-run NOCs for industrial grade cellular

Private enterprise 5G edge NOCs - As industrial sectors eye 5G as a platform to drive automation and intelligence as part of the Industry 4.0 revolution, mobile operators have a battle on their hands to convince them they are best placed to manage their...

Editorial Report: Conversations with industry about IoT in… Healthcare

The response to the global COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of digital healthcare technologies for a number of reasons: The sheer volume of patients forced new types of digital patient record management to the forefront out of necessity; previously in-person care-related interactions had to...

Editorial Report: Conversations with industry about IoT in… the wizardry in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) – and how to combine 5G, AI, IoT, and Edge

In a new Q&A report series, Enterprise IoT Insights talks with select industry leaders about how digital systems – including 5G, AI, IoT, and edge, plus other key technologies – are transforming industry. This report maps the vision, signs the obstacles, and charts a course...

Editorial Report: 5G-connected venues: A shifting value proposition in a post-COVID world

Venues like stadiums, transportation hubs and other large facilities have always been bottlenecks for operators, particularly with the proliferation of increasingly data-intensive applications. As the world gradually gets back to normal post-COVID-19, the future of venues is in flux. In the slow ramp back up...

Editorial Report: Building a future-ready rural broadband infrastructure

The need to invest in rural broadband infrastructure and bridge the digital divide isn’t a new ambition in the U.S. but the critical need for ubiquitous, reliable connectivity has been brought into sharp relief throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, federal officials made emergency...

Editorial Report: Beyond eMBB: 5G for enterprise digital transformation

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...

Editorial Report: Telecom workforce needs in a 5G world

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 RF testing to how the network is monitored and managed. Networks are more...

Editorial Report: The state of ‘things’ in smart manufacturing – how enterprises are grasping for and grappling with industrial IoT

In a new Q&A report series, Enterprise IoT Insights talks with select industry leaders about how digital systems – including 5G, AI, IoT, and edge, plus other key technologies – are transforming industry. Despite the bluster and hype from the tech industry, and the slow...

Editorial Report: Where are cities with IoT, 5G and AI, and where are all the ‘lessons learned’?

In a new Q&A report series, Enterprise IoT Insights talks with select industry leaders about how digital systems – including 5G, AI, IoT, and edge, plus other key technologies – are transforming industry. This report maps the vision, signs the obstacles, and charts a...

Editorial Report: Learning by doing: Telecom putting 5G, MEC & virtualization to work for itself first

As the telecom industry works to enable 5G, virtualization and MEC for enterprise customers, they are first experimenting with how those technologies can benefit their own factories, office buildings and operations. Who's already using these advanced technologies, where and what benefits are they seeing?

Editorial Report: Industrial grade 5G SLAs – How will operators and managed service providers guarantee URLLC 5G for critical enterprise operations?

The only way for operators to generate more revenue is to take more risk. The promise of 5G networks is in selling augmented connectivity solutions to enterprises, and not to consumers. But the operator community must guarantee 5G services, offered on network slices or in...

Editorial Report: What’s the status of 5G globally? Spectrum, deployments and customer trends

Many expected 2020 to be the year of 5G. Then the pandemic hit. And now there’s talk of 2021 being the year of 5G. Where does 5G really stand globally? This report explores how different regulations, spectrum availability and customer demands impact the deployment and...

Editorial Report: 5G transformation: As technology matures, operators have to adapt

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...

Editorial Report: AI- and ML-based network automation: What’s the promise and what’s the reality?

As 5G continues its evolution toward broad digital enablement of the enterprise, the proliferation of artificial intelligence and machine learning in networks will be a crucial part of service providers’ strategies. For infrastructure, increasingly automated deployment, configuration and management accelerates time-to-revenue as closed technology...

Editorial Report: The benefits of bringing 5G NR into unlicensed spectrum

LAA proved a major boom for operators looking to max out the capabilities of LTE networks. Similarly, MulteFire sparked significant interest in using cellular in unlicensed for private networking purposes. Now, as 5G is evolving and scaling, bringing the latest generation of cellular into unlicensed...

Analyst Angle Report: Rel. 16: Enhancing and expanding 5G’s reach – Broadband, IoT and beyond

After its unprecedented debut, 5G is now well poised to not only improve its already supercharged performance but also adopt new enhancements and techniques that enable it to expand its reach beyond traditional broadband services. 3GPP Rel. 16 brings new concepts such as Integrated...

Editorial Report: Wi-Fi, public 5G or private network: What’s an enterprise to do?

With advances in Wi-Fi and cellular technology running parallel to each other, enterprises are encountering more and more options when it comes to building a network. As network architecture and topology becomes more flexible, many enterprises are left wondering what the best solution to...

Editorial Report: 5G Inside: Things to know in indoor 5G network design

The vast majority of mobile network use comes from indoors -- and providing good coverage will be a challenge for 5G, in millimeter-wave bands and even in the mid-band. How is the industry addressing this challenge? RCR Wireless News looks at the options for achieving...

Editorial Report: Weaving a Digital Thread – Integrating Information Flows within and Beyond the Factory Floor

In this report, learn how manufacturing leaders are using digital thread technology to analyze and improve enterprise value streams in near real time. Further, gain insights into how the powerful combination of digital twins--the digital blueprint of machines, controls, and processes--and digital threads can unlock...

Editorial Report: Figuring out 5G NR: Covering indoors and outdoors with millimeter wave

To provide those multi-gigabit data rates 5G has promised, millimeter wave is a key piece of the spectrum puzzle. But, given its challenging propagation characteristics, operators have to take a thoughtful approach to deploying millimeter wave outdoors. As early deployments in stadiums and arenas have...

Digital Industry Solutions Report Series: Asset Tracking and the March Towards Massive IoT

It’s one thing to know where something is, it’s another to know how its contents have been treated – whether they are frozen, unfrozen, damaged, dropped, lost or stolen. Asset tracking and asset management are a boom industry, and a foundation stone for industrial...

Editorial Report: Distributing 5G Infrastructure to the Edge

5G is a fast-evolving, impactful technology that, beyond previous generations of cellular, promises a new era of connectivity-enabled business processes and outcomes. New developments in technology and opportunities in spectrum availability will enable 5G to live up to the potential of ubiquitous high-capacity, low-latency...

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