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Beefier antennas purportedly more than doubles range over small cell deployments, said Qualcomm Hoping to address the range and cost deployment issues that surround outdoor mmWave deployments, Qualcomm on Tuesday announced its Compact Macro 5G RAN Platform. The new tech can boost the range of mmWave deployments by up to 240% while reducing equipment costs by
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Forty-four percent of service providers, technology vendors and enterprises plan to adopt Wi-Fi 6E in the next 12-18 months: Report In October, the Wireless Broadband Alliance released its Annual Industry Report for 2023 and found that 53% of service providers, technology vendors and enterprises have deployed Wi-Fi 6, and an additional 44% said they are
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Vodafone, Intel and others showcased new solutions leveraging AWS technology Amazon Web Services (AWS) held its annual re:Invent event in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. The week-long fête spanned the depth and breadth of the myriad services AWS offers, but there were a few interesting tidbits for AWS telecom customers buried there as well, especially around AWS
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Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research receives additional National Science Foundation funds The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research program, which operates a number of 5G testbeds across the U.S., has received an additional $2.8 million in funding from the National Science Foundation. US Ignite, the entity which jointly runs the PAWR program with Northeastern University, said
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One of the most basic questions about edge computing has been one of definition: Where is the network edge? Is it in a regional data center, in an enterprise premise, or possibly at an individual cell site? The answer coming out of early edge computing deployments is that there are multiple edges, as recounted by
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The Nokia Wavence portfolio includes high-capacity microwave transceivers, designed to support operators as they build out their 5G networks Nokia announced that it has extended its collaboration with French operator Orange to upgrade its microwave backhaul network, the former said in a release. The vendor noted that in a recent joint trial with Orange, which
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Deutsche Telekom said that telecom regulator Bundesnetzagentur provided support for these 6 GHz tests with a special license German carrier Deutsche Telekom said it tested frequencies in the 6 GHz band in the city of Bonn under real-world conditions. The telco noted that these are relatively high frequencies, compared to current bands, but added that
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Vodafone said its new 5G FWA offering will enable customers to have access speeds of up to 1 Gbps Spanish telco Vodafone announced it will launch 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) services for homes and businesses by the end of November. The European carrier said that its new 5G FWA offering will enable customers to
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Around the world, regulators are exploring various strategies to spectrum management that makes room for private network allocations. At the recent Private Networks European Forum event, representatives from regulatory agencies in the U.K. (Ofcom), Sweden (PTS) and Germany (Federal Network Agency, or BNetzA) discussed their respective approaches to spectrum allocation for private networks, both as
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The ‘pre-production draft’ map will undergo an 8-week period of challenges to its accuracy The Federal Communications Commission has released its long-awaited new maps that lay out the extent to which broadband service options are available across the United States. The map released online today is a “pre-production draft of [the] new National Broadband Map”
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‘We didn’t quite realize the magnitude of taking a well-adopted, single-user technology and making it multi-user,’ says LitePoint exec Certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance in 2019 and based on the IEEE 802.11ax standard, Wi-Fi 6 is designed for high-density, multi-user environments and features uplink and downlink OFDMA, 8×8 multi-user MIMO and 1024 QAM. Its introduction
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Viavi Solutions said this week that it has officially opened a new optical product facility in Chandler, Arizona. The new factory represents an expanded local presence for Viavi, which also moved its headquarters from California to Arizona’s “Optics Valley.” The company said that the new production facility in Chandler features its “most modern and efficient
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The cloud-native solution will simplify and speed up the deployment of enterprise applications, say the companies Hungarian telecommunications operator Magyar Telekom has selected Mavenir as its converged packet core provider for its 5G network. According to the companies, the cloud-native, containerized solution will simplify and speed up the deployment of enterprise applications and services by
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Wi-Fi can’t do what mmWave 5G can and “enterprises want that,” Verizon VP of Device Technology says MAUI—Coinciding with Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, Verizon deployed a mmWave 5G network on-site at the Grand Wailea that has been consistently pushing download speeds north of 3 Gbps and upload speeds in the 200 Mbps to
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Latest Qualcomm flagship mobile platform uses AI to power camera, connectivity, gaming, security and sound Editor’s note: Qualcomm provided travel, lodging and other accommodations associated with the Snapdragon Summit. MAUI—At its annual Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm today unveiled its latest flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 which leverages AI to enhance key smartphone experiences, including
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The new MediaTek 5G chip offers a different multi-link operation architecture than its competitors Wi-Fi 7 is about more than speed. For those in the industry, it’s becoming increasingly clear that in order for wireless technology to better address the emerging use cases, it’s critical to also achieve lower latency. MediaTek’s Vice President of Product
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Greetings from New York City (pictured), Lake Charles (Louisiana), Nevada (Missouri), and other points across the Midwest.  It’s been great being out on the road and seeing fiber deployments finally coming into shape (Fastwyre’s recent 9-area fiber expansion coverage from Diana Goovaerts at Fierce Telecom is here – more announcements coming very soon).   This week, we begin
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Keysight Technologies said this week that Nokia Bell Labs will be using Keysight’s sub-Terahertz testbed to characterize and verify the performance of 5G-Advanced/6G transceiver modules using radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) technology that supports the “extreme data throughput and reliable backhaul transmission” that are expected to accompany the evolution of the 5G New Radio standard.
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‘The next eight weeks are critical for our federal efforts to connect the unconnected,’ says assistant secretary of commerce The Federal Communications Commission plans to release newly updated broadband maps on November 18, and the Biden administration has announced that once those maps undergo an initial challenge period, they’ll be used as the basis to
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The two companies hope to drive standardized RIC testing with the new solution Viavi Solutions on Wednesday announced that it’s signed a partnership agreement with VMware to develop a testbed as a service for RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) testing. Viavi said it hopes the new service will accelerate Open RAN adoption through the development of standardized frameworks
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This year represents a “tipping point” for consumer 5G adoption and enthusiasm, according to recent research from Global Wireless Services. 5G coverage is up, 5G device adoption has jumped markedly in the past year and people with 5G devices (even if they don’t have 5G access plans) spend 37 minutes more on their devices per
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