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Modern Media, News, Worldwide equipment sales

Ericsson to build 5G smart factory in Texas

September 20, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Ericsson announced yesterday that its first 5G smart factory in the U.S. will be located in Lewisville, Texas, not too far from its North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. The facility, which received a direct investment from the Swedish telecom […]


Networks & Systems, News

AT&T CEO says carrier checks network, spectrum and capex boxes

September 20, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Speaking this week at the Goldman Sachs 28th Annual Communicopia Conference, AT&T Communications Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, in a wide-ranging discussion, highlighted the confluence of internal and external trends he sees as giving AT&T a differentiated, advantageous market position. […]


Internet, Modern Media, News

Test and Measurement: FCC gives its blessing to 5G testbeds in New York, Salt Lake

September 20, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission is throwing its support behind two 5G testbeds — one in New York City, one in Salt Lake City — with experimental licensing which will let companies and universities more easily take their 5G testing into […]


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

Verizon CEO Vestberg: Fiber deployments hit 1,400 route miles per month

September 20, 2019

Via: Fierce Telecom News

When it comes to its fiber deployments, Verizon is hitting its stride, according to Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg. Speaking at Thursday’s Goldman Sachs 28th Annual Communacopia Conference, Vestberg said that Verizon is now deploying 1,400 route miles per […]


News

Thursday Roundup: WANRack, DE-CIX, Cisco, DataBank

September 19, 2019

Via: Telecom Ramblings

WANRack has completed another regional/metro fiber buildout. They have added some 60 route miles of new network throughout Hernando County in Florida, hooking up the usual anchor institutions and aggregation sites and reaching into business districts. Hernando County lies along […]


News

Ericsson: ‘5G is not a single thing’

September 19, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

For Peter Linder, Ericsson’s vice president of marketing and communications in North America, the most important thing for policy makers and businesses to understand about the next generation of mobile broadband is that 5G is not a single thing. “Instead, […]


News

Cybersecurity global forum FIRST suspends Huawei

September 19, 2019

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Huawei has been temporarily suspended from membership in the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST.) FIRST suspended Huawei based on legal advice following changes last month to U.S. export rules, according to an exclusive story by The Wall […]


News

Wednesday Bytes: Megaport, BSO, Ciena, INAP

September 18, 2019

Via: Telecom Ramblings

Megaport has expanded its virtual routing services. The Megaport Cloud Router now enables private, on-demand connections out of 19 metro areas on four continents and into and between over 130 cloud on-ramps globally. They are targeting the service at hybrid […]


News, Regulations

Starks rips into Huawei, stating that a ‘rip and replace’ equipment program could cost $1 billion

September 18, 2019

Via: Wireless Estimator

In an address to attendees of the Competitive Carriers Association’s convention in Providence, Rhode Island yesterday, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks said he’s focused on communications network security and slammed Chinese manufacturer Huawei, stating they pose a national security risk. His […]


News

Qualcomm acquires RF360, hires staff to scale 5G

September 17, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

On Monday, U.S. chip manufacturer Qualcomm announced that it is acquiring the remaining interest in RF360, bringing the total purchase price of the company to $3.1 billion. RF360 began as a joint venture between Qualcomm and Tokyo-based electronics giant TDK […]