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5G could help US reach 20% of carbon reduction targets by 2025: CTIA

5G connectivity will play a significant role in enabling the U.S. to meet the Biden administration’s climate change goals, with 5G-enabled use cases projected to make up to a 20% contribution toward the country’s carbon emission reduction targets by 2025, according to a new...

T-Mo, CTIA put together business calling effort

Mobile network operators and federal regulators continue to fight to reduce the number of spam and scam robocalls that flood Americans' phones each year. But the flip side of blocking unwanted calls is, how do you ensure that wanted phone calls from legitimate businesses...

What is Infrastructure 2.0 and why do we need it?

Qualcomm President: '5G requires infrastructure like we’ve never seen' At Qualcomm’s annual 5G Summit, the company announced the expansion of its 5G RAN portfolio. The additions, which include the new Qualcomm Radio Unit, Distributed Unit and Distributed Radio Unit system-on-chip platforms, are all part of...

Qualcomm provides status of global 5G services at CTIA Summit

Qualcomm President: 'In 2023, 5G connections will surpass one billion' Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon delivered one of the keynote addresses at this year’s CTIA 5G Summit, where he provided an update on the state of global 5G services and highlighted the importance of millimeter wave...

Telecom companies go on the offensive against a wholesale regime for DoD spectrum

Drastic. Unproven. A radical departure. A multi-billion dollar giveaway. Those are the kind of terms that telecom industry players are using to describe the Department of Defense's plan to look at developing a spectrum-sharing-based wholesale arrangement for a large swath of its spectrum holdings,...

What will the IoT botnets of the future look like?

In 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order focused on cybersecurity that specifically called out the need for a federal response to internet-of-things-based botnet attacks. That led to a botnet "roadmap" being developed by late 2018 and a series of federal efforts to...

#TBT: Setting sights on satellites; Audiovox jumps into GSM; Private wireless users press for spectrum … this week in 1998

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Setting sights on...

Test and Measurement: NIST boosts mission-critical feature testing

A new project supported by funding from the National Institute for Standards and Technology focuses on testing-as-a-service for mission-critical communications features, including MC push-to-talk, data and video. NIST's Public Safety Communications Research Division, which provided a grant of $3.5 million to the Networking, Quality and...

Cellular network traffic up 10-20%; carriers tell FCC networks are holding

Network operators told the FCC that voice has emerged as the "new killer app" In a call this week, wireless and wireline providers told Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai that fixed network traffic is up between 20-35%  across their networks, while cellular network traffic...

#TBT: Recapping the first 15 years of cellular; CDMA licensing delays hit DoCoMo; Industry drags its heels on number portability … this week in 1999

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Recapping 15 years...

CTIA urges more licensed mid-band spectrum, calls for 350 megahertz in 2020

  A new report from CTIA says that the United States is a global outlier in its approach to and amount of available mid-band spectrum for 5G, although it is a leader in high-band and low-band spectrum availability. Meredith Attwell Baker, CTIA president and CEO, said...

#TBT: Networks reel from 9/11 damage, traffic; carriers donate phones, bring in COWs … this week in 2001

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past.  RCR Wireless News published three brief stories on Sept. 11, 2001. Financial markets closed DENVER—All U.S. financial markets have been closed following the attack...

CTIA touts US carriers’ investment in spectral efficiency

A new report by CTIA delves into the ways in which U.S. carriers have tried to squeeze the most efficiency out of their wireless spectrum, while continuing the industry's perennial call for the government to make still more available. U.S. wireless providers increased their spectrum...

CTIA: Mobile data use up 82% year-over-year

Wireless data use continues to climb, with the latest analysis from industry group CTIA showing an 82% increase in mobile data use between 2017 and 2018. According to CTIA's newly released annual survey of the U.S. wireless industry, "wireless use was up across nearly every...

FCC clarifies robocalls blocking rules: Carriers can use “any reasonable analytics” to block by default

Nothing brings people together like a common enemy, and spammy, scammy robocalls are universally despised. "If there is one thing in our country right now that unites Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, socialists and libertarians, vegetarians and carnivores, Ohio State and Michigan fans, it...

The looming 5G price wars and industry path to monetization (Analyst Angle)

When I think about innovation to come, it’s hard not to consider the underlying technology that will be the foundation of the products and services we haven’t even imagined. The next generation of wireless network technology, better known as 5G, promises to bring the...

China, US tied in 5G race, report says

The United States is tied with China for first place in 5G readiness, according to a new report from Analysys Mason, which credited policy makers' decisions with helping the U.S. move up two slots compared to its position last year. "A year ago, China...

What is Z-axis location information for wireless 911 calls?

Establishing Z-axis location information has been an ongoing part of an effort by the Federal Communications Commission to improve the location data available to first responders when a wireless user calls 911. Here are the basics to know: What is Z-axis location information and why...

White House summit focused on making America first in 5G

For 5G, 'Time is of the essence,' FCC chairman says Wireless industry officials on Friday ventured to the White House for a 5G Summit to discuss with administration officials the economic importance of next-generation cellular, and how to ensure America maintains a leadership position in...

#TBT: Growing by 17K subs per day; who’s driving smart car development? … this week in 1994

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Industry sees 'astounding'...

FCC to start millimeter wave auction Nov. 14

24 GHz and 28 GHz up first with more millimeter wave auctions in the works High-capacity millimeter wave frequencies are key to delivering the multi-gigabit-per-second speeds promised by 5G. Millimeter wave is also essential to Verizon and AT&T plans to launch 5G in select markets...

Spectrum advocates talk 5G on Capitol Hill

Senator says the U.S. is 'already behind' China on 5G U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, this week heard from industry experts on how to best support the spectrum needs of 5G deployment. He emphasized the economic...

#TBT: Livin’ on the EDGE; BREW on tap; building Iraqi cellular networks … this week in 2003

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Carriers livin' on...

Key takeaways from CTIA’s State of Mobile 2018 report

U.S. cell sites up nearly 5%; IoT devices grew 20% YOY, says CTIA's annual State of Mobile report U.S. mobile data use continues its inexorable upward climb, setting a new annual record with 15.7 trillion megabytes of data sent over wireless data networks last year,...

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