Wireless

China has already constructed over 690,000 5G base stations nationwide by the end of September, Chinese press reported citing information from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The government also said that subscribers using applications such as ultra-high definition video, cloud games and virtual reality based on the 5G network already reach nearly 160
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CommScope exec: ‘the acquisition further solidifies CommScope’s position as innovative indoor RAN provider’ CommScope has acquired the complete patent portfolio for virtual radio access networks (vRAN) from Phluido, a company specializing in RAN virtualization and disaggregation. According to CommScope, the patents “address key concepts introduced in both 5G and O-RAN radio access networks, including efficient fronthaul
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In the last few months, we have seen society’s embrace of technology accelerate dramatically. Automation, Artificial Intelligence, virtual experiences, autonomous vehicles and robotics have all become much more accepted as humanity realized what those technologies could mean to human progress. The global pandemic has also forced corporations to shift business models, redefine education, recast healthcare
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Forty percent of enterprises are frequently experiencing network performance degradation, slow-downs or congestion that impact applications but don’t rise to the level of complete outages, according to new research from Accedian. “Since COVID-19, businesses across industries expedited digital transformation efforts to facilitate remote working and continue business operations,” the company said. “As a result, networks
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2020 trends show a serious ‘pivot’ in connectivity testing RCR Wireless News caught up with test and measurement company Spirent Communications’ head of 5G strategy, Steve Douglas, to discuss some of the connectivity trends that the company saw unfold throughout 2020, as well as what he believes is on the horizon, particularly when it comes
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The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with reform of Section 230 of the Communications Act, which shields social media companies from liability for the content its users post, but which conservatives say has allowed those platforms to unfairly censor them. Chairman Ajit Pai made the announcement that he will proceed with Section 230 reform
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The coronavirus pandemic has placed schools across the United States in unprecedented circumstances. Thousands of schools are offering instruction exclusively online. Thousands more are operating with hybrid models that couple distance learning with time inside school buildings, an approach that likely will continue into 2021. Unfortunately, millions of children in the U.S. do not have
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Verizon operates six 5G Innovation Hubs in the U.S. and one in London Verizon Business has rolled out the latest in its series of 5G Innovation Hubs, this time at the University of Illinois Research Park. At the Research Park’s headquarters, students, startups and large corporations will develop and test 5G-enabled solutions, specifically in areas such as
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Nokia has won 5G contracts with Belgian mobile carriers Orange and Proximus, while Ericsson secured a 5G core deal with Proximus. Orange Belgium has selected Nokia to gradually renew its existing 2G/3G/4G mobile radio network and for the rollout of 5G, the carrier said in a release. Under the terms of the deal, Orange Belgium
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Qualcomm Technologies will be using open Radio Access Network testing solutions from Keysight Technologies in multiple test beds in New Jersey, as the chipmaker develops and validates new designs based on open RAN interfaces. Keysight said that the two companies have done open RAN and virtualized RAN-related work together since 2018. The new test environment
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Could the original service connecting people and businesses across the United States play a role in furthering the deployment of next-generation 5G connectivity? According to a report from the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General, the answer is yes, and USPS ought to “explore ways to leverage its large physical footprint to facilitate 5G
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4G is still the dominant force determining users’ network experience, and the quality of that experience is a crucial element of operators’ ability to attract and retain customers. Despite the hype around 5G, operators are steadily making robust improvements to their 4G networks, according to new analysis by Tutela. “With the nationwide carrier landscape shifted
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Keysight Technologies is making a number of leadership changes, from its CTO and COO to the heads of individual business units. Keysight CTO Jay Alexander has announced plans to retire in late 2021, and the company has appointed a new chief operating officer, effective immediately: Satish Dhanasekaran, who has served as president of Keysight’s Communications
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The Australian government announced it is investing almost AUD30 million ($21.2 million) to improve the allocation and management of spectrum and trial 5G use across different industry sectors. This investment is part of the government’s Job Maker Digital Business Plan, which aims to accelerate the digital transformation of Australian businesses and create jobs. As part
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In various industries including pharmaceuticals, where a product is typically protected by only a few patents, if intellectual property is licensed at all, licensing tends to be atomized: company-by company for individual patents or small portfolios, and nation-by-nation rather than globally in many cases. In marked contrast, patent pooling is increasingly attractive for licensing cellular
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Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile, a unit of e-commerce giant Rakuten, has announced the availability of its commercial 5G service in certain areas across six prefectures of the country. The service, initially offered via Non-Stand Alone (NSA) 5G architecture, is already available in parts of Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Hokkaido, Osaka and Hyogo. The company’s 5G launch
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Driving interoperability, ecosystem development, and future innovation Today, we take it for granted that our wireless devices and applications just work out of the box —smartphones can connect, make calls, and receive and send data anywhere in the world; laptops can seamlessly connect to any Wi-Fi access point and Bluetooth peripheral; and the video recorded
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In yet another illumination of the extent to which technological capability is increasingly seen as tied to national security, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is starting up its first-ever federal lab program, with a broad focus on the intersection of technology and intelligence that ranges from augmented and virtual reality to “future wireless and telecommunications
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Let’s frame the Open RAN value proposition to better understand the benefits of disaggregating radio hardware and software, trading single-purpose equipment for general-purpose hardware and moving vital network functions into the cloud. First and foremost, network economics need to change; for 5G, and LTE, to scale and provide the kind of meaningful business value touted
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Test company Rohde & Schwarz and digitalization and software company Fieldforce are partnering to integrate test capabilities with Fieldforce’s digital workflow management. Basit Malik, founder and CEO of Fieldforce, said that as its customers were deploying 5G, the company noticed that they were taking pictures of readings from test equipment to include in close-out packages
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