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As the telecom industry works to enable 5G, virtualization and MEC for enterprise customers, they are first experimenting with how those technologies can benefit their own factories, office buildings and operations. Who’s already using these advanced technologies, where and what benefits are they seeing? Speakers:Kelly Hill, Managing Editor, RCR Wireless NewsDanny Cobb, Fellow/VP Engineering, Dell
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WISPA exec called the infrastructure plan ‘right on target’ On Wednesday, President Joe Biden introduced a monumental $2.3 trillion infrastructure and jobs package that aims to reshape the American economy. The infrastructure plan is far reaching, and includes, among many other things, $174 billion for electric vehicles, $50 billion for semiconductor manufacturing and research and $100 billion to
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GeoLinks said the mmWave spectrum will allow it to offer 1 Gbps speeds Verizon has sold a number of millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum licenses to fixed wireless internet provider GeoLinks, who will use the licenses to cover top markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Houston and Washington D.C., to name
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Nokia has announced a new CBRS offering, partnering with newly authorized Spectrum Access System operator Key Bridge for an integrated private network solution with an emphasis on reliability and simplicity. Key Bridge received authorization from the Federal Communications Commission within the past month as a SAS operator and has both a SAS offering and an
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Intel plans to invest about $20 billion to build two new fab facilities in Arizona, bolstering U.S. jobs and the domestic semiconductor supply. Pat Gelsinger, Intel’s CEO, discussed the fab investments and Intel’s strategy in an online financial and business update on the company. He said that four factors — cloud, connectivity, artificial intelligence and
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Weeks after the U.S. Air Force’s Space Command issued a Request for Information (RFI) detailing its interest in using 5G for data transportation for ground- and space-based communications, Lockheed Martin, a U.S. defense contractor, announced a strategic interest agreement with satellite startup Omnispace “to explore jointly developing 5G capability from space.” Omnispace CEO Ram Viswanathan told CNBC that
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NI announced this week that it’s joining OpenRF, a group of chipmakers and other ecosystem players that want to see an “open and interoperable ecosystem” between chipsets and the radio-frequency front end (RFFE). OpenRF was founded in October 2020 by Broadcom, Intel, Mediatek, Samsung, Quorvo, Murata and Skyworks. Other chip vendors — notably, Qualcomm —
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Nokia warned it could cut up to 10,000 jobs as part of a wider restructuring effort designed to reset the vendor’s cost base and increase research and dvelopment investment and future capabilities including 5G, cloud and digital infrastructure. In a statement, Nokia said the planned restructure would result in an 80,000–85,000 employee organization over an
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5G is expected to support transformational change across multiple industries: More efficient factories, smarter transportation, more holistic health and so on. Expectations are high, even if the exact path to such widespread shifts isn’t entirely clear. But the increased digitalization and connectedness that 5G will enable has also prompted the question of how the transition
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AT&T executives emphasized the role of fiber, 5G and HBO Max as well as streamlining across its business, as it laid out its areas of strategic focus for the coming years. “Fiber underpins the connectivity we deliver, serving both wired and wireless. We believe our hybrid fixed and mobile approach will differentiate AT&T and provide
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Chinese operator China Unicom revealed its 5G user numbers for the first time since the telco launched the technology in October 2019, closing 2020 with 70.8 million package subscribers. In its earnings statement, China Unicom noted that 5G customers accounted for 23.2% of its total customer base. China Unicom also announced plans to boost its
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An additional $10 billion in capex over three years. Between 7,000 to 8,000 C Band sites installed and ready to go by the end of this year. Verizon made a massive investment in buying C Band spectrum, and company executives made the case that the company is ready to make the most of it. Verizon
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