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Dish taps Rakuten Symphony for network assurance, observability

Dish Network is adding Rakuten Symphony to its Operational Support Systems (OSS) vendor roster, turning to the company and its observability framework (OBF) to collect the telemetry data from all of Dish's network functions, which Dish says will enable the use of artificial intelligence...

Test and Measurement: Viavi intros ‘three-dimensional’ network monitoring

Viavi Solutions has released a new version of its Observer network performance and monitoring platform, bringing what it describes as "true three-dimensional network observability" by enabling the platform to provide visibility across different locations and data sources, and a flexible approach to scale. Observer...

Rohde & Schwarz Poster: Mobile Network Benchmarking and Optimization

The ability to compare the end user’s QoE perception of applications and services and the overall network performance on a national but also international scale is the key metric for professional benchmarking and optimization. This poster guides you through the complete benchmarking and optimization...

NTT DoCoMo, Airbus test HAPS at 2 GHz

Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo and aerospace company Airbus have successfully tested a solar-powered stratospheric drone, using it to deliver a data link at a distance of up to 140 kilometers (about 87 miles). The U.S.-based trial took place in August, when Airbus' Zephyr S...

Test and Measurement: NSF funds new testbed for autonomous robots connected via mmWave

Florida testbed will support 'networked, cooperating robots' connected via mmWave Florida Atlantic University has received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a first-of-its-kind testbed that will connect robots using millimeter-wave wireless links. The new testbed will be at the...

Rootmetrics shows surge in T-Mo’s 5G speeds

T-Mobile US takes the lead in 5G speed as well as availability, while AT&T and Verizon are 'too close to call' in 5G reliability After coming in third for 5G speeds in RootMetrics' national testing in the first half of this year, T-Mobile US surged...

Germany announces $344 million fund for O-RAN projects

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure said it will provide 300 million euros ($344 million) in funding to develop and test Open RAN (O-RAN) technology in the country. In a release, the ministry said its aim is to advance the development and testing...

PAWR launches UAS-focused wireless research testbed

PAWR's AERPAW testbed in Raleigh, North Carolina focuses on drone technologies and communications The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR)'s latest wireless testbed, AERPAW, is officially available for research. The testbed, located in Raleigh, North Carolina's Research Triangle area, focuses on research related to wireless...

Test and Measurement: Cisco intros 3D Wi-Fi network planning

Cisco has added new functionality for Wi-Fi radio frequency network planning and visibility to its portfolio that provides a "visual 3D immersive experience," similar to a first-person video game perspective. Todd Untrecht, head of product management and go-to-market strategy for Cisco DNA Center, said...

Test and Measurement: Viavi debuts Open-RAN field test capability

Viavi Solutions' OneAdvisor-800 cell site testing instrument can now be upgraded with an application that emulates Open RAN distributed units (O-DUs) to verify field deployments of O-RAN radios, the test company said. The OneAdvisor-800 is a modular unit that already supports testing of fiber,...

Keysight acquires network simulation company

Keysight Technologies has acquired Scalable Network Technologies, a privately held company based in southern California that specializes in large-scale modeling and simulation of communications networks and for cybersecurity assessment and training. Keysight said the purchase will enable it to deliver more software-centric, digital twin...

EXFO CEO: Carriers are gearing up for 5G SA deployment

A recently released joint survey by test company EXFO and Heavy Reading show that the majority of North American and European mobile network operators—88%—plan to move to 5G Standalone networks within the next two years. EXFO CEO Philippe Morin told RCR Wireless News that...

When will 6G start to emerge? Probably sooner than you think (Sponsored)

This is the first in a series of four articles that dive into the concepts and technologies being researched for future 6G systems, as well as the possible capabilities and technical challenges associated with early 6G development. Is it really already time to be thinking...

‘Just a year ago, it sounded like science fiction’: How virtual testing and massive automation play into Dish’s network strategy

The ability to automatically, virtually and in parallel test new 5G Standalone services, slices and software updates in the cloud is key to Dish Network's network strategy and its differentiation, according to Marc Rouanne, Dish EVP and chief network officer for its wireless business....

Dish selects Spirent for core network monitoring

As Dish Network continues to add to its vendors ahead of a planned fourth-quarter 5G beta service launch in Las Vegas, it has selected testing company Spirent Communications for "autonomous" testing of the company's 5G core. Dish says it will be the first telecom...

Test and Measurement: Airspan tests Open RAN, 5G interoperability in CBRS

Airspan Networks says it has successfully conducted 5G and Open RAN interoperability in CBRS spectrum, including establishing 5G calls, data upload and download tests, link adaption, the ability of the system to recover from a radio link failure and mobility tests. The interoperability tests...

Test and Measurement: Keysight steps up remote learning support

As hybrid work and hybrid learning become the new normal, Keysight Technologies this week highlighted two of its initiatives in support of remote learning: One for professional engineers, and one that enables university labs to support remote laboratory access. Keysight University is the company's...

NI Webinar: Challenges of 5G mmWave OTA validation

The 5G industry continues to develop antenna modules and systems that can take greater advantage of the wide channels available at mmWave frequencies above 24 GHz. Many of these devices lack coaxial connectors or RF test points and require Over-the-Air (OTA) validation to determine...

Price doesn’t equal performance when it comes to 5G devices, SRG says

New study compares performance across 5G devices and chipsets, and gives a glimpse of VoNR Do you need the latest and most expensive 5G phone to get good 5G performance? Not according to a recent benchmarking study of 5G devices and chipsets, courtesy of Signals...

The 2021 site antenna solutions report (Sponsored)

Antennas are the wires of the wireless world. They are the last stop for a signal on its way from a transmitter and the point of entry for a signal coming home to a receiver. A wireless network can be built with the world’s...

Test and Measurement: CCA carriers share KPIs for a new view on network performance

PHOENIX—If you're a regional network operator, how do you choose which key performance indicators are the most useful and efficient for knowing how well your network is actually working? What if you had a chance to compare your network, anonymously, against other regional operators...

Test and Measurement: Viavi, Capgemini partner for O-RAN validation

Viavi Solutions continues its efforts to support the testing needs of the developing Open RAN ecosystem, this time with Capgemini Engineering. Viavi says it has partnered with Capgemini Engineering in Portugal to deliver a 5G and O-RAN lab test capability that leveraged Viavi’s O-RAN...

Editorial Report: Minding the mid-band: C Band and CBRS efforts

The U.S. has lagged in midband spectrum availability for 5G compared to the rest of the world. But now, CBRS PAL licenses are in-hand. The first tranche of C-Band spectrum will be available in December. RCR Wireless News looks at the availability of midband...

Quectel Masterclass No3 NA: Optimizing Antenna and RF Performance for 5G Connected Devices

5G is challenging the way we communicate. The next generation of mobile networks, 5G, introduces a paradigm shift requiring low latency, high throughput, and excellent coverage. This places even more emphasis on antenna technology and the whole RF front end design layout. Learn how Quectel's...

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