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US National Parks are getting greenfield 5G networks

The open source 5G networks will run on CBRS spectrum AccessParks and FreedomFi are partnering to use CBRS spectrum and open-source 5G network software to bring high-speed connectivity to hundreds of sites within the U.S. National Park system. AccessParks, a specialized Internet Service Provider that...

Verizon, AWS expand partnership, bring private MEC to enterprise customers

The dedicated MEC platform is fully integrated with AWS cloud services and Verizon's 5G private network Enterprise customers interested in a dedicated, on-premises edge compute infrastructure can now look to Verizon Business and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The companies are expanding their 5G collaboration in...

Private 5G: The Swiss Army network (Analyst Angle)

My grandfather gave me a Swiss Army Knife when I was 10 years old. (Of course, the first thing that I did was to test the sharpness of the blade, and I found out that it was a lot sharper than Mom’s kitchen knives). One...

5 telecommunications predictions for 2021 (Reader Forum)

It is not often that a singular event has a profound impact on nearly every industry, but this year’s global pandemic did just that- and the telecommunications industry is no exception. In fact, in 2020, consumers and businesses relied on the connectivity provided by...

Will 5G Change the World? Marisa Viveros, IBM (Ep. 31)

RCR Wireless News · Will 5G Change the World? Marisa Viveros, IBM (Ep. 31) IBM's Marisa Viveros, vice president of strategy and offerings for telecom, media and entertainment, discusses the combination of 5G, network automation and mobile edge computing, and gives some insight into increasingly...

Three key considerations when comparing Wi-Fi and cellular for your enterprise

It’s not just the next generation of cellular technology that’s looming on the horizon, promising to transform businesses. Wi-Fi also got its own upgrade in the form of Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11ax. As a result, enterprises are left with a big decision about how...

The Sunday Brief: CES 2021—don’t let the virtual format fool you

Snow and ice-filled greetings from Davidson, NC, and Springfield, MO.  Pictured is yours truly (with assistance from a nephew) providing an afternoon snack to a few of the many bovines at the in-laws’ Missouri farm.  A relaxing family holiday in a rural setting seems...

How Verizon is approaching private networks: A Q&A with Verizon’s VP of network planning

Adam Koeppe, Verizon’s senior vice president of network planning, caught up with RCR Wireless News to discuss how the operator is tackling the growing interest in private LTE and 5G networks in the enterprise space. When it comes to providing reliable and secure private...

Deploying and managing a private network: A Q&A with Quortus

Mark Bole, the CEO of Quortus, a private mobile network software provider, caught up with RCR Wireless News to discuss what enterprise decision makers should keep in mind when deciding if, how and where to use private cellular in their facilities and how enterprises...

Which enterprise sectors and applications will benefit the most from private wireless?

When an enterprise is considering implementing private wireless over a Wi-Fi network, there are number of key considerations at play. However, for Mark Bole, the CEO of Quortus, a private network software provider, asking which technology to implement isn’t the right place to start....

An overview of key players in the private network ecosystem

There has been a paradigm shift when it comes to who is involved in delivering enterprise network connectivity Private cellular networks are seen by many as a major opportunity to set up bespoke networks in support of industrial internet of things projects and in...

Extending the benefits of secure private networks to remote workers (Reader Forum)

Since the rise of cloud computing, the public internet has been the default connectivity network that carried data and resources between business offices and cloud data centers. These internet connections worked well enough for organizations that maintained adequate firewall protections or weren’t subject to...

Kagan: 5G private networks big opportunity for Qualcomm, AT&T, Verizon

5G private networks are a huge new wireless growth opportunity for companies like Qualcomm, AT&T and Verizon. We all know how 5G is a huge new growth opportunity in general for the entire wireless industry. However, most don’t realize how 5G private networks are...

Well, technically… private LTE and 5G networks have a big future: Suparna Kumar, Celona (Ep. 17)

This week, Suparna Kumar, VP of Engineering at Celona, comes on the podcast to discuss the future of private LTE and 5G networks, using her strong engineering background to explore the challenges and opportunities they present.

Accenture sees 5G as key enabler of cloud computing

Accenture exec: 'Cloud is cool, but without an advanced network, it can't deliver the value' Mobile service providers are spending billions of dollars building out nationwide 5G networks and are touting the benefits of the new services in TV and internet ads, but according to...

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...

SLA adherence and interconnect are private network deployment challenges

VMware sees open infrastructure, automation and integrated management as key to accelerating enterprise private network deployments At a virtual session during VMworld this week, the company  broke down the opportunities and challenges associated with not just deploying private enterprise network, but also standing up differentiated...

Private networks exist to provide a dedicated service MNOs can’t compete with (Reality Check)

A few weeks ago, the industry trade body representing the interests of the world’s mobile operator community, the GSMA, released a report looking at the impact of global regulators offering enterprises spectrum for the creation of private 4G and 5G networks. So called ‘set aside’ spectrum,...

Who disaggregated my RAN? Part 10: Open and private at once: Open RAN solutions for private networks (Reader Forum)

In my previous blog, I covered the promise and potential of network slicing. Another deployment use case which has seen tremendous interest and demand is the use of private networks. With the increasing digital connectivity of devices and equipment across different industry verticals and...

Federated snags another $13.7 million to boost private networks

  Federated Wireless has gained another $13.7 million in funding from current investors, to bolster the company's resources to deliver Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum-based private networks as well as leverage 6 GHz spectrum that the Federal Communications Commission is expected to soon open up...

Private 5G networks become indispensable, more evident during coronavirus quarantine

  Various countries are offering licensed millimeter wave 5G spectrum directly to private enterprises, and for good reason. Wifi hotspots are overloaded and cannot scale to meet the rapidly increasing demands for higher capacity and data speeds. For instance, with today’s COVID-19 quarantine and social...

Germany opens process for private 5G licenses

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy opened a process through which prívate companies will be able to apply for private 5G licenses, the ministry said in a statement. The ministry announced enterprises could apply for private 5G licences from  November 21.  Frequencies are...

Mobile trends for the 2020s: New platform wars, US vs. China, and doubling down on digital services

What are the major trends that will shape the next decade of mobile technology? GSMA Intelligence lays out five in a new report. According to the report, those trends include: -Operators will intensify their pursuit of revenues that come from sources other than connectivity, which GSMA...

What do private wireless and private optical networks have in common? (Reader Forum)

Both offer big benefits for modern enterprise Much has been written about trends towards use of connected technology in modern industry. The fourth industrial revolution, Smart cities, IoT, and Industry 4.0 are all monikers for use of connected technologies to monitor and control processes, commerce...

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