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AT&T teams up with Microsoft on cloud, edge, AI, 5G

July 17, 2019

Via: Fierce Telecom News

On the heels of a cloud announcement with IBM a day ago, AT&T announced a broad cloud alliance with Microsoft on Wednesday that includes AI and 5G. As two industry heavyweights, Microsoft and AT&T’s partnership will ripple across the telecom […]


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US firms to resume shipments to Huawei in two weeks: Report

July 16, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

U.S. companies could be allowed to resume shipments of components and services to Chinese vendor Huawei in approximately two weeks, Reuters reported, citing a representative for a U.S. manufacturer. According to the report, the representative was told by a senior […]


Regulations

FCC says its jurisdiction rules in pole pricing rift between Crown Castle and ComEd

July 16, 2019

Via: Wireless Estimator

Crown Castle Fiber accused Illinois utility Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) last month of breaking FCC rules by charging excessive pole attachment fees and denying the company access to hundreds of poles. ComEd filed a motion to dismiss both charges, arguing that […]


Regulations

Have FCC updates to small cell rules had an impact on deployment process?

July 15, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

In September last year, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission passed an order meant to make it easier for operators to deploy small cells and other wireless infrastructure by superseding state- and local-level regulations. The regulatory body, which passed the rule […]


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IDC MarketScape Provides an Assessment of Worldwide Unified Communications and Collaboration Vendors for 2019

July 15, 2019

Via: Telecom Reseller

International Data Corporation (IDC) today published a new vendor assessment for 2019 featuring nine vendors in the worldwide unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) market. The IDC MarketScape report positions four vendors (Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, and Mitel) as “Leaders” in the […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

For fiber and small cells, Verizon follows an ‘integrated engineering process’

July 15, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Verizon is currently offering mobile 5G in four markets–Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis and Providence–with plans to activate next-generation cellular in parts of the 30 cities by the end of the year. At the same time, Verizon is deploying fiber in more […]


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Wireless providers increased spectrum efficiency by 42 times Since 2010, new paper shows

July 10, 2019

Via: Wireless Estimator

U.S. wireless providers increased their spectrum efficiency 42 times since 2010, according to a new white paper released by CTIA, the wireless industry association. U.S. wireless networks handled 948M megabytes (MB) for every one megahertz (MHz) of spectrum in 2010 […]


Networks & Systems

CTIA touts US carriers’ investment in spectral efficiency

July 9, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

A new report by CTIA delves into the ways in which U.S. carriers have tried to squeeze the most efficiency out of their wireless spectrum, while continuing the industry’s perennial call for the government to make still more available. U.S. […]


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Huawei is already working with UK carriers to deploy 5G: Report

July 9, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Chinese vendor Huawei is currently involved in the deployment of 5G networks in the U.K., according to a report by U.K. paper The Observer. According to the report, major U.K. carriers have built their 5G networks with the help from […]


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GSA: Record 26 5G devices announced in June taking total to 90 devices globally

July 8, 2019

Via: Telecom Reseller

The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) today confirmed that the number of announced 5G devices has more than doubled in the last three months, with 26 new devices added in June alone. The total of commercialised 5G devices that have […]