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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 […]


News

5G in Singapore: With enterprise focus, going straight to standalone

September 17, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

While it covers a land area of a little more than 275 square miles, the island nation of Singapore is an economic powerhouse with a GDP per capita that puts it in the top 10 globally. The country has a […]


News

SoftBank aims to accelerate 5G network deployment in Japan: Report

September 17, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Japanese telecommunications carrier SoftBank expects to complete the initial phase of its 5G network two years ahead of schedule, according to a report by Nikkei Asian Review. The carrier had initially planned to install a total of 11,210 base stations […]


Networks & Systems

SD-WAN Still All the Rage

September 17, 2019

Via: No Jitter

As enterprises look to kick-start their digital transformation strategies, many have adopted software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) to solve a myriad of issues associated with carrying real-time communications traffic across the wide area. By evaluating traffic patterns and choosing the most efficient […]


Networks & Systems, Regulations

SK Telecom, Ericsson testing standalone 5G core

September 16, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Korean mobile operator SK Telecom (SKT) and network infrastructure vendor Ericsson have completed testing of an end-to-end 5G transmission using handsets, radio equipment and a 5G core, a critical step towards the commercialization of standalone (SA) 5G. Standalone 5G is […]


Modern Media, Worldwide equipment sales

US semiconductor industry urges Trump to approve Huawei licenses

September 16, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

The U.S. semiconductor industry urged President Donald Trump to ease the ban on sales to Chinese vendor Huawei through the approval of export licenses, according to Bloomberg. “We encourage prompt action to issue approvals for sales that do not implicate […]


News

Verizon Consumer Group CEO on shifting market dynamics

September 16, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Cable companies entering the wireless market via mobile virtual network operator arrangements and the looming mega-merger of Sprint and T-Mobile US, along with implications that deal has for DISH’s wireless future, add up to a rapidly shifting consumer wireless market […]


Internet, Modern Media, News

All-fiber deployments to 90% of U.S. households achievable by 2029 – report

September 16, 2019

Via: Fierce Telecom News

The Fiber Broadband Association released a study that said all-fiber deployments were on pace to hit about 50% of U.S. households by 2025. Furthermore, the study, which was done with consulting firm Cartesian, found that 90% of the U.S. households […]


Networks & Systems

Nectar Launches Customer Experience Testing and Monitoring Services

September 13, 2019

Via: Telecom Reseller

Nectar Services Corp., the leader in the development and deployment of proactive unified communications monitoring and performance management software for the voice, video and collaboration market, today announced it now offers the industry’s most complete approach to customer experience assurance […]