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AT&T pays out 20% bonus to its front-line union employees

March 25, 2020

Via: Fierce Telecom News

AT&T is paying a 20% bonus above the regular hourly base rate of pay to its front-line union employees, regardless of whether they are working from home or at their regular job locations. AT&T said it is paying the bonus, […]


Networks & Systems, News

Enterprise service enablement and the evolution to standalone 5G

March 25, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

As the story goes, fully-virtualized, standalone 5G networks will provide tailored slices in support of enterprise services whatever that may entail–handling huge data volumes from sensors, providing high reliability and ultra low latency for precision robotics, or robust campus connectivity […]


Networks & Systems, News

Global 5G connections reach 17.7M, LTE connections exceed 5.3B: Report

March 25, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

Fueled by the rollout of 3GPP-standard commercial networks, 5G is officially considered the fastest growing generation of cellular technology as it is now roughly 5 million subscribers ahead of pace, according to Omdia. Omdia’s report indicated that from Q3 2019 […]


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DHS enables access to critical infrastructure

March 24, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

As more states respond to the novel coronavirus by ordering citizens to shelter in place except for essential businesses, communications infrastructure is considered one area that is crucial to maintain. Network traffic, including voice calls, is on the rise, as […]


Internet, Modern Media, Networks & Systems

Wi-Fi is trading in its ‘must-have’ status for ‘business-critical’

March 24, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

In June of last year, Mist, a Juniper company, made major strides with their cloud-managed Wi-Fi 6 access points, and now that more devices are Wi-Fi 6 are in-market, the company says that new use cases are emerging and early […]


Networks & Systems, News

DHS steps in with letters to assist contractors as ‘essential’ workers maintaining wireless infrastructure

March 23, 2020

Via: Wireless Estimator

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued two letters valid through May 28, 2020, to help wireless contractors maintain access to critical infrastructure. The letters are from John O’Connor, Director of the National Communications Coordination Branch of the […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

AT&T, Verizon see voice calls rise 25%

March 23, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

Voice traffic is seeing a resurgence during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as more people call into conference lines and reach out to stay in touch with one another. Both Verizon and AT&T report that their networks have seen a 25% […]


Networks & Systems, News

Satellite messaging to a normal cell phone is now a reality, says Lynk

March 18, 2020

Via: Wireless Estimator

Lynk today announced that it has successfully connected a satellite in low-Earth orbit to an ordinary mobile phone on Earth. The technical breakthrough enabled Lynk to send the world’s first ever text message from space to a mobile phone. This […]


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NTT DoCoMo 5G launch date is just days ahead of competitors

March 18, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

Beginning March 25, Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo will begin commercial 5G service in an initial 150 locations, and if that date is met, it will be the first to launch the next-gen technology in Japan. According to the company, […]


Networks & Systems, News

Nokia adds 5G, edge capabilities to WING offering

March 17, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

Nokia has announced that it is adding 5G and edge capabilities to its Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service. In a release, the Finnish vendor said that this upgrade enables operators to offer 5G IoT services without having to […]