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Test and Measurement: TIA seeks to develop best practices for edge computing

The Telecommunications Industry Association has started up a new standards task group that aims to develop industry best practices for edge data centers. The work will update TIA's existing TIA-942 standard -- which was developed with large, centralized data centers in mind -- to include...

Industry associations push back on FCC move to ban Chinese equipment vendors

A number of wireless and wireline industry associations are pushing back against a proposed rule by the Federal Communications Commission that would prevent Universal Service Fund money from being used to pay for equipment or services from companies that are considered a risk to...

Operators fear impact from lack of 5G deployment diversity

A new report from TIA, Tolaga Research and InterDigital found 5G deployment hurdles to include too much of a focus on specific sites, backhaul challenges. The mobile telecommunications space is currently inundated with hype surrounding “5G” technology, though according to a new...

Telecom industry threatens further legal action in Open Internet ruling

Legal challenges are expected following a US District Appeals Court decision to back the FCC's Open Internet Order A U.S. District Appeals Court decision backing the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order garnered the expected commentary from both sides of the argument. Among telecom-related entities,...

TIA tackles NFV interoperability with planned test lab

TIA expects to launch the first NFV-focused test lab in North America early next year The Telecommunications Industry Association is throwing its might behind the growing network functions virtualization space, announcing plans to launch an NFV interoperability testing laboratory. TIA said the lab is expected to...

Budget deal to include Spectrum Pipeline Act

WASHINGTON – The nation's capital was abuzz following news that the GOP-led Congress and White House had reached a wide-ranging budget compromise that will set federal spending levels for the rest of the Obama administration and into 2017. Among the items included in the omnibus bill...

Industry applauds FCC emphasis on opening new spectrum

CTIA VP said the move will be ‘critical’ to developing 5G, IoT WASHINGTON – Following its October open meeting, the Federal Communications Commission discussion on opening up new spectrum is being well-received by the telecom industry. The FCC issued of a Notice of Proposed Rule Making...

RCRatx Speakers Series: 5G, Wi-Fi and the Internet of Things

RCR Wireless News recently hosted the first installment of of its RCRatx Speakers Series, hosted in the company's production studios on the east side of Austin, Texas. The inaugural installment featured Liam Quinn, a VP and senior fellow at Dell; and Franklin Flint, CTO at...

5G, Wi-Fi and the IoT – HetNet Happenings: Episode 28

On this episode of HetNet Happenings, RCR Wireless News Managing Editor Sean Kinney is joined by industry experts to discuss the intersections of 5G, Wi-Fi and the Internet of Things (IoT). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaiYUkQ19jg   Kinney is joined by Franklin Flint, the chief technology officer for the Telecommunications Industry...

Software: TIA report touts strong cloud investments through 2017

Software is becoming an increasingly important part of telecommunication networks and deployments as both wired and wireless carriers look to add functionality to operations while increasing simplicity and reducing costs. RCR Wireless News is keeping an eye on recent developments through its weekly “Software”...

Policy: 600 MHz incentive auction process set for significant FCC attention

RCR Wireless News recently spoke with Trey Hanbury, a partner in Hogan Lovell’s Washington, D.C., office and a member of the law firm’s Technology, Media and Telecoms practice, on a number of Federal Communications Commission proceedings scheduled for the next couple of months tied...

US Telecom Policy News: AT&T runs afoul of FCC

Telecoms and government institutions frequently find their paths crossing one another, as a bevy of networking issues often requires the oversight or intervention of a federal institution. This week saw many such instances, ranging from federal officials investigating complaints lodged against one of the nation's largest telecoms to the U.S. government flexing its muscle on the use of Chinese equipment overseas.

TIA handicaps spectrum initiatives

Spectrum is a source the wireless industry cannot get enough of. With consumer demand for wireless services on an ever-increasing track, wireless carriers and equipment providers are constantly on the lookout for new spectrum resources. Danielle Coffey, VP of government affairs at TIA, provided insight...

Smartphone users track family members

Americans are very comfortable using smartphones to track the whereabouts of family members, and some are willing to track family members who don't know they are being monitored.

TIA 2011: Sen. Hutchison rails against regulation, calls for more spectrum

DALLAS — Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison did not hold back in her criticism of the federal government and what she views as unchecked regulation and a growing set of burdens placed on businesses in a keynote this morning at TIA 2011. After getting on her...

TIA 2011: Suppliers need to innovate as video explodes on network, AT&T exec says

DALLAS—“Go global, go mobile and go virtual are trends worldwide,” said Tim Harden, president of Supply Chain & Fleet Operations at AT&T Inc., during a keynote address Friday at Telecommunications Industry Association's TIA2011: Inside the Network show.The distance between intent and action has...

TIA 2011: Sen. Hutchison rails against regulation, calls for more spectrum

DALLAS – Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison did not hold back in her criticism of the federal government and what she views as unchecked regulation and a growing set of burdens placed on businesses in a keynote this morning at TIA 2011.After getting on her...

TIA 2011: Verizon's Melone reflects on the primary drivers of LTE

DALLAS — The wireless industry has underestimated consumer demands for broadband capacity and speeds every step along the way, Tony Melone, EVP and CTO at Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), said in a morning keynote here at the Telecommunications Industry Association's annual show."They imagine, actually...

TIA 2011: Windstream CEO talks transformation to broadband, enterprise

DALLAS – “Telecom is buzzing again,” said Windstream Communications President and CEO Jeff Gardner and Genband President and CEO Charlie Vogt during a keynote address today at the Telecommunications Industry Association's annual show, TIA2011: Inside the Network.Windstream, which was spun off from Alltel Communications...

TIA 2011: Taqua announces contract and new IP peering application

Taqua LLC, supplier of wireline and wireless switching and backhaul solutions, introduced a new high-capacity IP peering application. The new IP peering application provides low-cost, secure, high-capacity IP peering of voice, video, and data traffic utilizing its flagship Taqua T7000 Intelligent Switching System (T7000)...

Next stop for RCR Wireless News: New York City and New Jersey

RCR Wireless News is hitting the road next week for New York City and the Garden State. As with every stop on our global tour, conference series and news desk, our team will engage the mobile community at the local level to better understand...

@ CTIA: Penetration hits 96%

ORLANDO, Fla.—CTIA’s semi-annual survey of wireless operators confirmed what the industry already knows: Americans are in love with their wireless devices, and using them more and more for data connections.Some quick stats from the survey:  Wireless penetration is at 96%, up nearly 5% from...

Partnerships: VMware and Softbank; China Telecom and Chunghwa Telecom; and more

VMware, virtualization and cloud infrastructure provider, announced that major Japan-based telecommunications operator, Softbank Telecom Corp., has joined the VMware vCloud

Top stories of 2010 (Part 2)

Editor's Note: The mobile space witnessed a lot of news over the past 12 months that have and will alter the mobile landscape for years to come. With the end of 2010 just days away, RCR Wireless News takes a look back at the...

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