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The 2021 In-Building Wireless Report

Wireless connectivity has never been as crucial to as many people as it is today. In a new world shaped by social distancing, wireless capabilities have transcended convenience and become the primary fabric of human interaction. As recently as 2016, ABI Research reported that more...

‘This is where the fun begins’: Verizon makes 5G, MEC deals with the NHL, NBA

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband is available in parts of more than 70 U.S. cities and 60 stadiums and arenas This week, Verizon has made further headway in the sports world, partnering with the National Hockey League (NHL) and with more National Basketball Association (NBA) teams. Verizon...

Brazil’s GRU airport gets Wi-Fi 6 OpenRoaming network

Cisco exec: 'The only thing faster than the Wi-Fi 6 network is the process of connecting to it' The world’s first at-airport Wi-Fi 6 network using Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA) OpenRoaming has been established at Brazil’s São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), providing secure and automatic connectivity...

Public Safety Communications Solution Delivers Higher Standards

When it comes to Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES), the reliability and radio coverage of the system can directly impact property and lives saved. If cellular coverage is spotty or otherwise poor inside a building due to construction materials or environmental obstacles, not only...

Nextivity Webinar: Public Safety Communications Systems – Best Practices for Selecting and Installing In-building Solutions

Selecting and installing public safety communications systems can be challenging. For example, it can be tough to decipher the stringent code requirements that vary from one locale to another. To complicate the issue, some systems create noise and interfere with the macro network, while...

Boingo Wireless to be acquired by Digital Colony

U.S. distributed antenna system (DAS) and Wi-Fi provider Boingo Wireless says it has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of Digital Colony Management in a deal worth $854 million. The transaction will take Boingo from being a public company to being a privately held...

2020 in review: Shifting coverage demands, a focus on public safety, and fiber’s foundational role in wireless

Nextivity discusses its approach to support work from home, distance learning, new deployment scenarios necessitated by COVID-19, and the company’s new Fiber HUB Nobody could have predicted how COVID-19 would fundamentally reshape how people around the world live their lives and conduct their business. And...

New cost-effective way to leverage fiber for in-building cellular coverage

While having cellular coverage is no longer  optional in large buildings – such as schools, offices, retail spaces, hotels, warehouses, data centers, medical facilities, and emergency response headquarters – many of these facilities have spotty or poor quality cellular reception which needs to be...

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 Webinar: 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...

How Corning Optical took a ‘wireless-first’ approach to its new Charlotte headquarters

The new Corning Optical Communications headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina boasts a gleaming, modern exterior. But it may be even more modern on the inside, in its approach to technology and in particular, wireless connectivity. “It’s really a vast departure from the way that...

The CARES Act fix encourages building owners to buy assets before year end

  There is a bigger tax incentive for businesses to buy assets – such as in-building cellular coverage solutions – for non-residential buildings before the end of the year, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The Act fixed a...

SOLiD Webinar: Is Your Enterprise Building Ready for 5G?

The Middleprise is finally ready for the adoption of fiber-to-the-edge solutions as it needs reliable mobile connectivity with support for commercial cellular and private networks, given that fiber is a key enabler of the massive bandwidth potential of 5G technology, and having in mind...

AT&T sees wave of LAN upgrades driven by new wireless technologies

Wi-Fi 6 and software-defined LAN capabilities are driving digital transformation, says AT&T The Wireless Broadband Alliance held its Wireless Global Congress this past week where speakers discussed a number of critical topics relating to Wi-Fi and the future of wireless connectivity, such as OpenRoaming and...

Samsung, KCCS to implement 5G private network at a Japanese manufacturing facility

Samsung will supply the 5G private network with its RAN for mid-band and mmWave spectrum, and cloud-native core Samsung Electronics and Kyocera Communication Systems (KCCS) are engaging in their first collaborative project to implement a dedicated 5G private network at a Japanese manufacturing facility. The...

Verizon is working with Corning, Samsung to deliver in-building 5G mmWave

In-building 5G mmWave solutions will bring high throughput, great capacity, high reliability indoors Verizon has begun trials with Samsung, and recently completed similar trials with Corning, that test new 5G mmWave in-building solutions, which the operator hopes will extend the footprint of its 5G network...

Five top 5G use cases for enterprises, according to Nokia

The 5G use cases span a number of different industry sectors After speaking with over 1,000 IT decision-makers at U.S. and U.K. enterprises, Nokia released a new study called “Mapping demand: The 5G opportunity in enterprise for communications service providers,” which revealed the top five...

The importance of reliable indoor mobile coverage during lockdown (Reader Forum)

Nextivity: Uninterrupted 4G coverage in public sector buildings in the U.K. cannot wait As COVID-19 lingers on relentlessly, mobile telecoms and home broadband services are providing society with some semblance of normality. Everyday life involves homeworking on a level the world has never seen, socialising...

Coverage first, everything else second, for in-building cellular investment

Transition an in-building cellular system from off-air to connected to a signal source With businesses and consumers being bombarded by advertisements touting the advanced features enabled by 5G, and building owners trying to make sense of the diverse technologies that fit under the "smart building...

China grants spectrum licenses for 5G indoor coverage

  The Chinese government has granted new licenses to state-run mobile operators to share spectrum for 5G indoor coverage, Chinese press reported. China Telecom, China Unicom and China Broadcasting Network will share the 3.3-3.4 GHz spectrum for 5G indoor coverage, according to the Ministry of Industry...

Enterprise connectivity, CBRS and the American Dream

JMA exec calls CBRS "new highway to the enterprise" AUSTIN--The 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band is poised for a breakout year in 2020 with general and priority access licenses, allocated on a county-by-county basis, set to bolster carrier capacity and provide enterprises...

Wilson Electronics: in-building connectivity challenges ‘ever present’ in 2020

5G will have a presence in 2020, but will still not be as ubiquitous as 4G LTE According to Bruce Lancaster, CEO at Wilson Electronics, signal amplification or boosting will continue to be cost effective and critical for solving in-building connectivity issues in 2020. As,...

MulteFire 1.9 GHz Certification Program in Japan Advances LTE-Based Technology Operating in Unlicensed Spectrum

  At MWC Los Angeles last month, the MulteFire Alliance launched its first certification program, marking a critical step forward in the development of new LTE-based wireless networks operating in unlicensed and shared spectrum. The program is open to MulteFire Alliance members and their devices...

O2 sets October launch for 5G in the UK

  U.K. operator O2, owned by Spanish telecommunications group Telefonica, has announced plans to launch 5G in the country in October. The telco said it aims to cover a total of 20 town and cities with 5G technology this year and a total of 50 by...

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