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AT&T To Cover 100M in Mexico by 2018

June 26, 2015 10:00 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T said it expects the first phase of its build-out will be complete in the next six months and cover 40 million Mexicans, about one-third...

Vivint Launches 100Mbps Fixed Wireless Broadband Service

June 25, 2015 10:41 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Vivint Internet promises up to 100 Mbps speeds for download and upload made available through a...

Charter-Time Warner Deal A Boon for Boingo

June 9, 2015 9:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Articles | Comments

As cable and wireless providers engage in a frenzied period of consolidation, Wi-Fi and DAS...

TM Forum Live: Big Data and KISS

June 5, 2015 10:14 am | by Jose Diaz, EMEA VP Business Development , Excelacom | Articles | Comments

The hot topic at this year’s TMForum was the need for a radical simplification of systems and...

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High-Tech Sensors Help Kids Keep Eye on Aging Parents

May 5, 2015 10:37 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Advances in low-cost sensors and wireless networks are fueling a boom in the so-called "smart" home. And companies are looking beyond home security and temperature control...

Tuesdays with Roger: Can Verizon, Rest of the Pack Handle More Mobile Video?

April 28, 2015 1:34 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of Tuesdays with Roger, we take a look at the growth of online video and its affect on the network. Our discussion looks at how operators are maintaining the health of their networks, while also promoting video as the next great driver of data consumption. Join us!  

Tower Crew, Capital Shortages Could Delay 600 MHz Auctions

April 28, 2015 11:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Speaking Tuesday at PCIA’s annual infrastructure show, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly specifically noted the overload tower crews could be faced with...

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Verizon Announces Vendors for SDN Strategy

April 28, 2015 11:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon said it has "co-authored" with its vendors a comprehensive SDN network architecture document, which includes all interface specifications and...

Mosaik Solutions Rolls Out Revamped TowerSource Asset Database

April 28, 2015 9:46 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Less than a year after Mosaik originally acquired TowerSource, the company is putting forth a new version promising improved data, analytics, and a cleaned-up user interface.

Why Latency Management Will Decide the Future of the IoT

April 15, 2015 10:31 am | by Fergal Toomey, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder of Corvil | Articles | Comments

What happens when we begin to enter the world of machine-to-machine (M2M) interactions we’ve been trained to expect instantaneously?

Nokia Buys Alcatel-Lucent, Considers Selling HERE Business

April 15, 2015 9:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

A merger of Nokia and ALU will create a company with combined revenues of approximately $27.6 billion last year. That will put the new company on par with Swedish telecoms equipment giant...

VoLTE Stress Test: New Approaches to Infrastructure Monitoring

April 6, 2015 1:42 pm | by Vess Bakalov, SevOne | Articles | Comments

Mobile operators expanding their voice over LTE services (VoLTE) in 2015 want to make sure it’s not a replay of the massive LTE data outages that plagued the industry from 2011 to 2014.

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5G Infrastructure: The Argument to Ramp Up Planning

April 6, 2015 1:28 pm | by Ed Myers, Parallel Infrastructure | Articles | Comments

There may still be five years’ worth of white papers and debate to determine technology inclusion, functional architectures, and deployment strategies, but believe any parent and/or wireless telecom infrastructure professional when they say, “Man, that went fast. It seems like only yesterday…” 

Ericsson, Nokia, Alacatel Ramp Up for MWC with New Products

February 19, 2015 10:00 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Ericsson, Alcatel Lucent, and Nokia Networks have all expanded their product portfolios on a number of fronts, including updates to cloud platforms, as well as new hardware and software in support of the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G. 

CommScope Acquires $3B Worth of TE Connectivity's Business

January 28, 2015 9:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The businesses, made up of 65 facilities and approximately 10,000 employees, had annual revenue of about $1.9 billion in fiscal 2014.                                   

Orange, Ericsson Trial FDD CA Using 3.5 GHz

December 15, 2014 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The live LTE-Advanced FDD trial was authorized by the French regulator ARCEP and was carried out from...                             

AT&T Announces New Vendors for Domain 2.0

December 10, 2014 11:31 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Susan Johnson, senior vice president, AT&T Global Supply Chain, said in a statement that AT&T is seeking out "agile and disruptive suppliers...                       

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The Vague, Undefined Promise of 5G

October 27, 2014 4:19 pm | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

4G Americas contends that more needs to be done in the way of defining 5G before we get too excited about it. Chris Pearson contends that we should go so far as to...                   

Nextivity CEO Talks Magic Behind Uncarrier 7.0

September 24, 2014 9:21 am | Articles | Comments

“There’s never been a tool like this for carriers to solve buyer’s remorse for the customer who signs up for a big postpaid plan and then gets home and realizes they don’t have coverage in their living room,” Sievers said. “Now there’s Cel-Fi and better than 95 percent of the time it will solve your problem.” 

Fujitsu Launches BroadOne GX4000 eBand Radio

August 28, 2014 9:21 am | Videos | Comments

Fujitsu has announced the BroadOne GX4000 E-Band Radio for the North American market. Operating in the 70 to 80 GHz band, also known as the E-band, the BroadOne GX4000 Series is the only product of its kind using Fujitsu’s patented Impulse Radio Technology to achieve impressive 3 Gbps transmission rates and ultra-low latency.

Report: Americas Need to Invest More Heavily in 5G Research

July 31, 2014 2:11 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The ITU has thus far been mum on a standards document for 5G, but that doesn't mean the race to the next generation of networks has stalled as evidenced in a recent 4G Americas summary of 5G initiatives underway around the world.  

Nokia Working on Buying Panasonic's Base Station Business

July 31, 2014 10:22 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Nokia said the agreement covers Panasonic’s LTE/3G wireless base station system business for mobile operators and related wireless equipment system business. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed and the companies hope to have the deal sealed by the end of September, with expected closure scheduled on January 1, 2015. 

Elastic Cell Tech One More Brick in Road to 5G

July 30, 2014 3:24 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Elastic Cell, also called Flexible Cell, could mean more seamless data transmission by mitigating degradation that can occur when the handset moves across cell boundaries, something that could become more important as we move to networks composed of thousands of small cells. 

Unloading of Handset Division Boosts Nokia's Forecast

July 24, 2014 10:22 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Nokia Networks said that its forecast has improved on operational efficiencies gained from the sale of its handset unit to Microsoft. The company expects underlying profitability for Networks to be at or slightly above its long term target range of 5 to 10 percent for the full-year 2014.

Maintaining the Network: Staying Ahead of Data-Hungry Applications

July 22, 2014 2:27 pm | Webinars

Join Wireless Week and sponsor Anritsu, as we take an in-depth look at how mobile applications are consuming the network and how operators, vendors and developers can respond to demand. Through testing and monitoring, operators can be clear on how an app will use its data connection before it even reaches the network.

Analyst Poll: Nokia 2Q Margins Headed South

July 21, 2014 8:02 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Of the 18 analysts who gave their rating on Nokia stock, Reuters reports that eight were positive, seven negative, and three neutral. Nokia is up against a rising Ericsson, which despite curtailing LTE rollouts in the United States, still managed to beat second-quarter expectations for revenue and margins. 

Panasonic Sells Mobile Phone Base Station Unit to Nokia

July 21, 2014 7:29 am | by Kyodo News International | News | Comments

Panasonic provides wireless control systems and related equipment to mobile communication carriers such as NTT Docomo Inc. through a subsidiary, Panasonic System Networks Co. Competition has been intensifying with domestic and overseas providers of base station equipment, including NEC Corp. and Fujitsu Ltd.

Ericsson 2Q Beats Street, Posts $394M Profit

July 18, 2014 10:26 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Looking forward, Ericsson said that its modems business will start generating sales by the end of the year, as one of its modems will be featured in smartphones and data devices. Ericsson also said that a number of key contracts and a better business mix will lead to higher sales in the second half of the year. 

Report: Bumps in the Road for Connected Cars?

July 15, 2014 8:45 am | by Iain Gillott, Founder and President, iGR | Articles | Comments

With a slew of announcements from OEMs, mobile operators and technology vendors in the early part of 2014, the connected car market is picking up momentum.  In addition to announcements, a wider range of vehicles with new connected car capabilities, including LTE, are promised in 2014, with more to come in 2015 and beyond.

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