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PALs auction: First-day bidding hints at a shake-up

The Priority Access License auction was meant to be unlike anything the industry has seen before. The sheer number of licenses and their county-level size were designed to attract new types of companies to spectrum-holding and make it feasible for them to compete for...

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...

FCC blocks Huawei, ZTE gear from USF funding; requires rip and replace

FCC bars carriers which receive USF funding from buying ZTE, Huawei gear or services The Federal Communications Commission has unanimously moved to block the use of Universal Service Fund monies to buy telecommunications equipment and services from companies that "pose a national security threat," and...

What’s the economic impact of blocking Huawei in the US?

Huawei’s Joy Tan discusses how Huawei ban, potential rip-and-replace will impact American workers and businesses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ9y4L_mJfU From banning the technology giant from selling to the U.S. government and blocking domestic carrier sales to cutting off access to American-made components and considering a rip-and-replace of already installed...

What’s going on with rural carriers? Ask the C suite

Customer service is differentiator for rural carriers For Tier 2 and Tier 3 operators that serve rural areas largely beyond the reach of the four major Tier 1s, knowing their territory and knowing their customers is a key competitive differentiator. But despite the edge in...

Ericsson discusses what’s important to rural carriers

Rural carriers can make investments today to set the stage for 5G ORLANDO--5G is the predominant discussion topic within the telecom industry, but that's a long ramp and, particularly for rural carriers, there are many other priorities that need to be addressed to ensure long-term...

FCC extends Mobility Fund II challenge period

Mobility Fund II challenge period extended through Nov. 26 The Federal Communications Commission has officially given rural wireless operators additional time to file challenges to the FCC's current mobile network coverage maps. Challengers can now submit data through November 26. Those maps will determine where up...

Ericsson focuses on regional carriers with cloud solution

LAS VEGAS--Four regional carriers in the U.S. are working with Ericsson to realize the cost and performance benefits associated with moving network operations management to the network infrastructure vendor's cloud-based solution. The launch partners for Ericsson's Network Management as a Service are Chariton Valley,...

Rural broadband gets increased focus

Improving rural broadband access is an issue getting renewed attention from government and the telecom industry. While about 10% of the total American population doesn't have access to broadband speeds between 3 and 25 megabits per second, that figure rises to 40% of the population...

CCA Webinar: The Times They are a-Changing; How the November Election Results Will Impact Wireless Carriers

After voters have their say on November 8, a new Administration, new Members of Congress, and new policymakers will be appointed and will take office. Priorities in both the legislative and regulatory arenas will shift, and the telecom industry and wireless carriers should be...

Reader Forum: 7 tips for rural carriers in battling Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint

Rural carriers do not need to be at a disadvantage when competing against the likes of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, with Fortegra laying out 7 tips When you mention wireless carriers, most people think of the big four: Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and...

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