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CCA Webinar: 5G and the Path Forward for Rural Carriers

Designed for leaders in wireless, this Award Solutions’ educational session delves into key considerations that competitive carriers need to know today to optimize the path towards 5G. You’ll learn what 5G brings to the table, what carriers can do to prepare for 5G, get an...

A better way to look at the wireless market (Reality Check)

Since the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger was announced in late April, some pundits have expressed concern that a combination of the two firms could stifle business competition because it reduces the number of national U.S. wireless carriers from four to three. The reality, though, is that...

Verizon to hold hack day — for the whole company

Instead of a suggestion box, Verizon will engage its employees in an all-company hack day. Anyone who has worked in a corporate culture for any period of times knows the drill. Every so often, sometimes with predictable regularity, the management calls that type of meeting. It’s...

Kagan: Will T-Mobile US succeed with pay TV?

Just a few short years ago, T-Mobile US was crashing and burning. Then they brought in new CEO John Legere and he breathed life back into the tired lungs. His “Un-carrier” strategy seems to be working. The company has been growing thanks to his...

Editorial Webinar: Gigabit LTE deployments setting the stage for 5G

Operators and their customers can't wait for 5G to be commercialized and scaled--the capacity crunch is here today, particularly in the era of unlimited data. To solve this problem, operators are using multi-channel carrier aggregation for both licensed and unlicensed spectrum, 4x4 MIMO and 256...

Vodafone provides connectivity for medical asset tracking

As much as one-third of medication is unusable by the time it is supposed to be taken as a result of poor storage of temperature-sensitive medicines due to insufficient supply chain management and failure of patients to correctly store prescriptions, according to a case...

How Huawei set the tone for NB-IoT, cellular’s LPWA network

In 2015, Huawei published a report titled "NB-IoT: Enabling new business opportunities," arguing that wide area low power networks, which had already been around for a decade, were fragmented – having poor reliability, security and high operational costs. Its response was narrowband-IoT, the cellular...

Vodafone connectivity enables IoT health care, public safety

CSL, an "internet of things" and machine-to-machine solutions company with a footprint in the fire and security industry, selected Vodafone to bolster the connectivity of its more than 2,800 alarm installers. CSL became a Vodafone partner in 1996, as it looked "scale resilience of the...

ZenFi builds dark fiber spider web for 5G across five boroughs of NYC

There may be no more appropriate place in the United States than New York City for a discussion on network densification and the challenges of "5G." ZenFi, a dark fiber backhaul company claiming to have the first solution of its kind deployed specifically to...

Interview with Ingenu CEO, network expansion hits New Orleans

DALLAS – Low-power wide-area network provider Ingenu announced the launch last week of its network in New Orleans, which was also the same day LPWA Americas kicked off in Dallas. We got in touch with the company's CEO John Horn for an interview on its random...

The elements required for IoT and a 5G network

DALLAS–Prabhakar Chitrapu, lead member of the technical staff for small cell platforms at AT&T, gave a presentation on the road to a 5G network as part of a workshop titled Small Cell [email protected]: The Path to 5G Workshop at SCWS 2016. He mapped out some...

Ericsson appoints new CEO, faces uphill battle to right ship

The Ericsson board of directors has appointed Börje Ekholm to be president and CEO of the company effective Jan. 16, 2017. Ekholm will also remain a member of the board. "I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Börje Ekholm,” said Leif Johansson, chairman...

Google Fiber pauses operations, loses CEO and cuts 9% of workforce

Google Fiber, a slowly sinking ship Google Fiber will be halting its operations in 10 "potential Fiber cities" while it refines its approaches, according to a blog post by Craig Barratt, SVP of Alphabet and CEO of Access. In yesterday's post, Barratt stated Google Fiber must...

No fourth mobile carrier coming to Korea

Regulators said the three carrier candidates failed to meet minimum requirements The Republic of Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning decided not to award a fourth mobile telephony license after evaluating three potential carrier candidates. According to the authorities, the three telcos under review failed...

Feature Report: IoT – Opportunities for Carriers and Vendors

The Internet of Things is bringing new players into the wireless ecosystem and creating new opportunities for carriers. While mobile operators see opportunities in asset tracking, mobile health monitoring and industrial IoT, vendors are focusing on the low power, short range connectivity solutions that...

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