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Dean Brenner’s theory of Qualcomm

Qualcomm public policy advocacy work focused on "the rapid, broad proliferation of new wireless technologies" and equity “I have this theory of Qualcomm,” Dean Brenner told me on a recent video conference. “When I came on in 2003, I thought I knew everything about Qualcomm....

Is your business ready for open virtualized RAN? (Reader Forum)

Ask in the abstract, and most operators will say they favor opening up closed technologies. More participants brings more innovation, competitive pricing pressure, what could be bad? Well, more players can also mean more complexity, more complicated interdependencies, more opportunity for something to go...

WBA, TIP collaborate on open automated frequency coordination for Wi-Fi 6E

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) have expanded their parthersnip to further TIP’s Open AFC Software Group and help drive global adoption of Wi-Fi in the new 6 GHz unlicensed band — known today as Wi-Fi 6E, but in...

Extreme Networks Wi-Fi 6 answers NASCAR’s need for speed

The solution includes Wi-Fi 6 access points and real-time analytics to support immersive fan experiences and improve operating efficiency Extreme Networks is participating in the NASCAR Technology Partner Platform, which is comprised of technology companies working together to “evolve the racing industry” by introducing innovative...

VMware accelerates Open RAN efforts with RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC)

VMware's newest addition to the Telco Cloud Platform is VMware RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC), coming in 2022.

What makes a telco cloud a telco cloud?

‘Telco Cloud’ describes a cloud computing environment optimized for the workloads and demands of telecom operators

T-Mobile expands LTE-based FWA ahead of 5G home internet

LTE Home Internet started as a pilot project and now covers around 580 towns and cities T-Mobile this week yet again expanded the reach of its LTE-based fixed wireless access home broadband service, which now reaches 580 towns and cities. The latest expansion extends service...

Test and Measurement: Keysight boosts Ixia, 5G position

Keysight Technologies continues to bolster its position in 5G testing as well as that of its Ixia Solutions Group in enterprise networking and security-related visibility. In 5G, the test company gave more details this week about a recently signed agreement with Korea Telecom that came...

T-Mobile US touts coverage benefits from recently closed 700 MHz spectrum deal

Having recently closed on its acquisition of 700 MHz spectrum assets from Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile US has begun touting the benefits those licenses will provide to consumers. In a blog post, T-Mobile US CTO Neville Ray said the carrier expects to being taking advantage...

Feature Report: Video Optimization & Monetization for Carriers

Video now represents almost half of all mobile network traffic, and will soon account for most of the traffic on mobile networks. Mobile video motivates subscribers to buy more data, but it can also overwhelm the network, leading to poor user experiences and churn....

CommScope posts strong quarter

Infrastructure solutions company CommScope (COMM) reported net income of $64 million on sales of $935 million in the first quarter of the year, driven by its wireless offerings and strength in the U.S. market. CommScope's net income boomed to $64 million, compared to $16 million...

Foxconn on the move

The Chinese manufacturing giant that makes most of the world's iPhones is looking for new opportunities in other parts of the mobile ecosystem. Foxconn is reportedly teaming up with HP to make servers to support cloud data applications for service providers. The move is the...

Cell phones and the Supreme Court (Mobile Minute)

Mobile Minute: The Mobile Minute is sponsored by SpiderCloud Wireless. For many people, a smartphone is the only computer they will ever own or ever want to own - but should smartphones be considered personal computers by the criminal justice system? That's the question the U.S....

FCC to fine Florida man $48,000 for cellphone jammer use

The Federal Communications Commission said a Florida man could be fined up to $48,000 for using a cellphone jammer from his automobile that interfered with first-responder communications. The agency noted that Jason Humphreys of Seffner, Fla., used a jammer for nearly two years while commuting...

Towercrews.net Featured Jobs for the Week of 4/30

RCR Wireless News’ featured jobs section is powered by Towercrews.net   Cell Site Closeout Specialist Excellent opportunity to enter a growing field. Entry level position with long term opportunities. Concord, CA   Top Hand Responsible for building and maintenance of cell towers, will complete projects while ensuring scope and safety. Foley, AL   MCM Cell...

Report cites Ericsson’s focus on software

Ericsson’s recent restructuring announcement that will see the world’s largest telecom equipment vendor split its networks unit into two groups has at least one analyst predicting the company is set to become a software company. In a blog post, Maravedis-Rethink research director Caroline Gabriel noted...

Impact 2014: Carriers need to understand enterprise mobility strategies

LAS VEGAS – The increased adoption of corporate mobile solutions impacts the telecommunications industry as they typically require more bandwidth and network performance improvements. Therefore, communications service providers need to understand what companies are doing (or planning to deploy) in order to anticipate traffic...

Europe: Orange sees end to French telecom price war

In reaching a relatively stable first quarter, France's leading carrier, Orange, believes that the French telecom price war is finally coming to close. “This quarter is satisfying for us especially as the margin stabilizes,” Orange finance chief Gervais Pellissier told Businessweek. “Orange’s profitability has been under pressure since 2009, with prices slashed and...

Analyst Angle: Value-added services fuel LatAm’s data communications market

Connectivity and bandwidth have become commodities in the data communications market. To differentiate themselves, telecom operators have been bundling

Time Trippin’: Wheeler pushes wireless stamp; wireless ‘bigger than the Internet’ … 15 years ago this week

Editor’s Note: The RCR Wireless News Time Machine is a way to take advantage of our extensive history in covering the wireless space to fire up the DeLorean and take a trip back in time to re-visit some of the more interesting headlines from...

Analyst Angle: Offering zero-rated apps to drive mobile data adoption

Many Latin American operators have recently started offering free access or access without using data allowance for selected applications, generally to

AT&T’s new game plan for video

AT&T's new video venture could lead the carrier into partnerships with some of its direct competitors. The company is teaming up with The Chernin Group in deal that could eventually make AT&T an investor in OTT services that rely in part on the networks...

Mobile Minute: AT&T to launch in-flight LTE service

Mobile Minute: The Mobile Minute is sponsored by SpiderCloud Wireless. LTE will take flight next year as AT&T plans to launch 4G LTE service for airplanes. The carrier says it will build an innovative air-to-ground network in the continental United States, based on global 4G LTE...

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