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Networks & Systems, Regulations

The FCC to vote on the long-awaited 5G Upgrade Order

June 5, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

On June 9, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a long-awaited “5G Upgrade Order” that will clarify siting rules for wireless deployment. After the FCC’s 2014 rules regarding cell tower modifications proved ambiguous and out of date, pressure […]


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US telecom groups ask FCC to consider 5G-friendly rules for 12 GHz spectrum

May 27, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

A group of American tech trade organizations and think tanks is pushing the Federal Communications Commission to open up additional satellite spectrum for 5G use — and it’s not the C Band. In a recent letter to the FCC, the […]


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FCC’s ‘big news’ around tower co-location provides network predictability, cost savings

May 22, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

While moderating a panel at this year’s Connect(X) virtual conference event, WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein remarked that in a world consumed with 5G, it’s important to remember that towers are just as important to 5G’s future as “anything […]


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FCC, FTC order call gateway providers to cut off scam robocallers

May 21, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission gave three gateway companies 48 hours to cut off robocalls peddling COVID-19-related scams, or else the FCC will authorize U.S. telecom companies not to accept calls which originate from those gateway providers. […]


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FCC Commissioner Carr announces order to upgrade wireless infrastructure, reduce bottlenecks

May 20, 2020

Via: Wireless Estimator

Yesterday at the Wireless Infrastructure Association’s (WIA) free, virtual conference, Connect (X): All Access, Federal Communications Commissioner (FCC) Brendan Carr announced the FCC’s plans to clarify its rules to promote network upgrades on existing towers and other wireless sites. His comments are available […]


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Open RAN Policy Coalition launches to ‘spur competition’ in 5G

May 5, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

A new group of operators and telecom network hardware and software vendors announced today the formation of the Open RAN Policy Coalition. As 5G deployments continue around the world, open RAN has gained momentum based on selling points, including breaking […]


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T-Mobile wacked with a $14 million contract lawsuit over stolen franchise agreement

April 27, 2020

Via: Wireless Estimator

In a lawsuit filed Friday, a former Illinois T-Mobile franchise owner who will be released from a federal prison halfway house on June 10 after serving almost two years on a tax evasion conviction, is alleging that his former business […]


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FCC to deliver $200 million in telehealth relief to strained hospitals

April 3, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law on March 27, the Federal Communications Commission has received $200 million to allocate to enable healthcare providers to use telecommunications services. The primary focus for […]


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Huawei’s 2019 revenues up 19.1% despite U.S sanctions

April 1, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

Chinese vendor Huawei recorded revenues of CNY858.8 billion ($123 billion) in 2019, up 19.1% year-on-year, while its net profit reached CNY62.7 billion, up 5. 6% versus 2018, the company said in its annual report. Huawei invested 15.3% of its 2019 […]


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Pai proposes $200 million COVID-19 telehealth program

March 31, 2020

Via: Wireless Estimator

The FCC is launching its new telehealth program aimed at using $200 million in new federal funding to improve broadband connectivity for connected health services. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai unveiled the new program yesterday, while at the same time providing […]