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Finding efficiencies in the wireless space (Reader Forum)

The wireless revolution has arrived, so much so that many forms of popular technologies are now referred to by their “generation” — Wi-Fi 6E, 802.11ax, Next Generation Internet of Things, etc. Work has begun developing standards for 6G, the sixth generation of wireless communications...

5G mmWave: Intelligent deployment, mobility enhancements, spectrum sharing

Qualcomm working to help operators simplify 5G mmWave planning and deployment while optimizing performance Operators are using mmWave spectrum today to deliver multi-Gbps experiences, “But its role will expand as we pave the way to the future of 5G and beyond,” according to Qualcomm Technologies’...

‘We need mid-band deployment at scale,’ Rosenworcel says; 2.5 GHz auction ahead in July

Rosenworcel says she will propose a new look at standards for receivers as well as transmitters The Federal Communications Commission will increase the available midband spectrum in the United States by auctioning 2.5 GHz spectrum this coming July, and follow that up with continued work...

Challenges in midband spectrum

What are technical and operational challenges in the midband spectrum for companies operating networks in the United States? In every spectrum band, there are some sort of challenges that wireless systems have to deal with: Limited channel bandwidth, passive intermodulation, propagation or in-building penetration...

Perspecta Labs wins contract to develop a spectrum access manager for DoD

Perspecta Labs, the applied research arm of government contractor Perspecta, has won a three-year, $6.2 million contract to develop a spectrum access manager to be used at the U.S. Department of Defense's test ranges. Perspecta Labs will develop a spectrum access manager that "enables DoD...

DoD looks into DSS and operating its own 5G networks

DoD RFI asks about possibility of owning and operating its own domestic 5G networks In a newly published Request for Information, the Department of Defense is asking for insights on how it could operate its own domestic 5G networks and use Dynamic Spectrum Sharing across...

Mobily, Ericsson use spectrum sharing tech to trial 5G in Saudi Arabia

  Saudi Arabian telco Mobily announced a partnership with Ericsson to trial 5G on the 800/1800 MHz band using Ericsson Spectrum Sharing technology. The trial showed 5G capabilities in a real-world environment over a live network, including tests of speed and latency, the vendor said in...

Midband spectrum infusion: 3.45-3.55 GHz will be opened up for 5G

White House and Department of Defense officials have announced plans to commercialize another 100 megahertz of highly desired midband spectrum for terrestrial 5G use, with an auction happening as soon as next year. The airwaves from 3.45 GHz-3.55 GHz are adjacent to the Citizens Broadband...

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...

Ericsson inks deal to prepare Russia’s MTS network for 5G

  Russia’s largest communications service provider, MTS, has extended its partnership with Ericsson to include a large-scale network modernization of its 2G/3G/4G infrastructure over large parts of central Russia. The Swedish vendor said the new modernization agreement will allow the Russian carrier to pave the way...

DARPA’s Spectrum Collaboration Challenge: Hulking out, helping out and exploring the limits of AI-based spectrum sharing

LOS ANGELES, California — There were gator chomps, a stuffed marmot and Monty Python jokes. Software defined radios "hulked out" or helped each other out, jockeying for position in crowded spectrum and ultimately proving that they could perform as well or better than LTE...

CBRS at the bat: Angel Stadium gets a pilot CBRS network

ANAHEIM, California — The sleek, matte-black oval of an antenna cover blends seamlessly into the background in the Don Julio club at Angel Stadium, despite being the star of the evening. It is transmitting a 3.5 GHz signal to enable a variety of what...

Final CBRS SAS test reports are complete

The bureaucratic wheels continue to turn in the process to get initial commercial deployments of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service underway. It's ... so ... close. On Friday, a blog post confirmed that the final test reports for the first wave of Spectrum Access System...

Spectrum sharing gains momentum

As the ever-increasing demand for wireless technologies ratchets up the need for spectrum resources, spectrum sharing is gaining new interest as a strategy to make efficient use of the available airwaves. While the U.S. is on the verge of kicking off initial commercial deployments of...

Disney resorts to test CBRS

In a promising sign for large enterprise adoption of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts was granted permission to conduct internal testing to see if some of its existing wireless infrastructure at its Disney resorts in Anaheim, California and Orlando,...

AT&T asks FCC to consider higher-power CBRS transmission; Altice and others protest

As the Citizens Broadband Radio Service shared spectrum stands on the brink of readiness for early deployments, AT&T has asked federal regulators to reconsider the rules around power transmission for CBRS base stations, and add a new, higher-power category of base station that would...

Federated’s coastal sensor network is ready to support CBRS roll-outs

The first wave of coastal sensor networks that detect the presence of naval radar systems which share the Citizens Broadband Radio Service band at 3.5 GHz have received approval from the Federal Communications Commission, and Federated Wireless has now officially announced the nationwide availability...

CBRS ‘on the brink’ of readiness, FCC’s O’Rielly says

Commissioner calls for government agencies to free up more mid-band spectrum, says CBRS could be operational within weeks Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O'Rielly said that the systems to support operations in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum are very close to final certification, and also...

How dynamic spectrum access can accelerate 5G deployment (Analyst Angle)

The 5G era is quickly approaching. This next generation of mobile networks will provide high-bandwidth mobile broadband and underpin many converging technologies and use cases: smart cities, smart factories, autonomous vehicles, augmented and virtual reality, video communications, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more....

Wireless innovation — From LTE-U/LAA to 5G spectrum sharing

February 22 is a big date in the history of mobile broadband for several reasons. On that date last year, the FCC approved the first devices using LTE-U, a new technology that brought the benefits of LTE cellular technology into unlicensed spectrum, enabling consumers to...

Federated Wireless intros CBRS spectrum controller, raises $42M

Spectrum Access System admin says spectrum controller is an industry first Federated Wireless, one of the Spectrum Access System administrators for the 3.5 GHz ecosystem, says it is bringing spectrum sharing closer to reality with the commercial availability of its cloud-based spectrum controller to enable...

Four paradigms for spectrum sharing

Spectrum sharing looks beyond exclusive-license models for spectrum use Spectrum is a finite resource, and regulators and the wireless industry are always looking for ways to open up additional bands for wireless service use in order to address capacity issues. However, the general consensus is...

Five things to know about DARPA’s spectrum grand challenge

DARPA seeks to support advanced spectrum sharing techniques with Spectrum Collaboration Grand Challenge The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is in the midst of a new grand challenge initiative, focused on advancing technical capabilities around spectrum sharing. The Spectrum Collaboration Grand Challenge was announced last...

Understanding 5G NR in unlicensed spectrum

5G NR standardization The telecom industry is very excited to deliver commercial 5G services ranging from immersive virtual and augmented reality to remote industrial control that are supported by ultra high capacity and ultra low latency networks. But, before these exciting new services can be...

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