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Qualcomm samples 2 Gbps LTE modem

February 23, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

As Qualcomm reportedly prepares for a high-stakes meeting with hostile suitor Broadcom, the leading maker of smartphone modems is predicting 2 Gbps download speeds for smartphones this year. Qualcomm says it is sampling its eighth generation LTE modem, the Snapdragon […]


News

FirstNet’s buildout strains resources of qualified infrastructure workers

February 23, 2018

Via: Wireless Estimator

According to Wireless Estimator’s hiring trend data, infrastructure hiring has bounced back to ambitious and overwhelming 2013 LTE buildout levels when Verizon was racing away with its LTE expansion and AT&T was ramping up for its own 4G LTE Roll-out […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Ericsson partners on ‘SuperTower’ for rural broadband

February 21, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Ericsson is working Boston-based startup Altaeros to demonstrate a new “SuperTower” to help operators deploy LTE in hard-to-reach rural communities using tethered aerostats. Last year, the two companies partnered to deploy a multi-sector LTE base station on a SuperTower in […]


Networks & Systems

Verizon’s SD-WLAN leverages A.I. to provide network visibility

February 20, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Verizon Enterprise Solutions recently deployed its Software-Defined Wireless Local Area Network (SD-WLAN), which provides visibility into both corporate wireless network operations and Bluetooth-enabled devices connected to the network. The company reports SD-WLAN enables network access and security configurations. What makes […]


News

Aircel’s bankruptcy will cut into American Tower’s revenues

February 20, 2018

Via: Wireless Estimator

India-based carrier Aircel will file for bankruptcy, according to a report in The Economic Times. The telco, which has a debt of $184 million, has dissolved its board of directors. Aircel, owned by Malaysian company Maxis, has been in debt since its failed merger […]


Networks & Systems

Understanding SD-WAN’s Deployment Imperative

February 14, 2018

Via: No Jitter

Enterprise interest in software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology is blazing hot, with the technology enabling rapid evolution of legacy WANs and accommodating a cost-effective shift to cloud-based architectures by leveraging software-defined networking principles. Enterprises expect a huge uptick in service agility, […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Verizon claims first 5G NR call using licensed millimeter wave spectrum

February 13, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

4K video streaming 5G test used 28 GHz spectrum Earlier this month, inside a Nokia facility in Murray Hill, N.J., the network infrastructure vendor worked with Verizon and Qualcomm to complete what is being billed as the first over-the-air call […]


Networks & Systems

Network and UC Problems? Ask the Expert!

February 13, 2018

Via: No Jitter

Every big network seems to have an impossible problem. It’s something that defies all the normal failure modes and baffles everyone who examines it. The combination of networks, IT systems, applications, and UC systems that keep businesses running today create […]


News

Frontier sets phased SD-WAN rollout, focuses on driving business

February 12, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Frontier admits that while it trails its larger telco counterparts CenturyLink and Verizon on the SD-WAN front, that will enable it to learn from past issues others have faced in rolling it out to businesses. What will perhaps make Frontier’s […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media, News

AT&T forced to migrate copper to fiber in areas of fire-ravaged California

February 12, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

AT&T is going to replace copper wiring in parts of its California market damaged by fires due to drought conditions and high winds this past fall with fiber facilities. Major damage to public facilities was caused five counties of Northern […]