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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...

Thought True PTT Was Dead? Think Again

April 7, 2015 2:16 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

PDV hopes to fill a niche demand by offering true PTT service to businesses in local markets,...

Transitions: Moving from Fiber to Faster, High-Capacity Wireless

April 6, 2015 1:35 pm | by Anuj Srivastava, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

With high capacity and high speeds, wireless data communication links can leap across chasms in...

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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…” 

Sprint Network Expansion Could Include 20K New Sites

February 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Shares of sprint have been climbing all week. As of 9:23 CT Friday, Sprint stock was up just over 4 percent to $4.98...                       

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.                                   

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MVNO Ting to Support GSM and CDMA Devices

December 9, 2014 2:20 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

MVNO Ting today announced that it will now allow GSM and CDMA devices to exist under...                                      

SmartWatch, Episode 24: FCC Tackles Tower Siting, High-Band Spectrum, Butt Dialing

October 23, 2014 1:34 pm | Videos | Comments

The FCC makes SmartWatch with what Jonathan Adelstein called the “Super Bowl of regulatory proceedings.” If that’s so, this week’s episode tackles...                         

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.

Wholesale Market to Top $142 Billion by 2019

July 7, 2014 9:03 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

James expects this picture to change with the rise of domestic and international wholesale in Asia-Pacific. “We expect at least one Chinese carrier to be among the top 20 wholesalers by revenues in 2019, although North America and Europe will continue to dominate the list.”

Cell Towers Go Stealth with More Sophisticated Camoflauge

June 13, 2014 9:49 am | by Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

So-called stealth cellphone towers have been around for more than two decades and appear to be growing in popularity. They have been concealed in a wide variety of ways, including in a stop sign in New Orleans, a pine tree in Kinnelon, New Jersey, and a water tower in San Dimas, California.

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Congressmen Urge FCC to Streamline Infrastructure Deployments

May 30, 2014 10:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Section 6409(a) states that “a State or local government may not deny, and shall approve, any eligible facilities request for a modification of an existing wireless tower or base station that does not substantially change the physical dimensions of such tower or base station.”

Small Cells in Spotlight at PCIA

May 18, 2014 9:38 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Mudry isn't the only one observing the trend. Recent research from ABI Research indicates a healthy 2014 growth in equipment revenue at a year-on-year rate of 33 percent to $1.8 billion. ABI attributes that growth  to operators like AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Telefonica, Softbank, SK Telecom, and Sprint driving shipments of both outdoor and metrocell deployments. 

Annual PCIA Conference Highlights Growing Network Investment

May 18, 2014 9:32 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Wall Street can rest assured that investing in the networks does have result in a return for investors. According to a new study commissioned by Ericsson, a 10 percent increase in CapEx by carriers in the U.S. resulted in an average 5.1 percent increase in service revenues and a 6.8 percent increase EBIDTA. 

The Evolution of NFV – Maximizing Long-Term Benefits

May 8, 2014 3:00 pm | by Leonard Sheahan, Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle Communications | Articles | Comments

Network function virtualization (NFV) is a CSP-led industry movement intended to help them accelerate the convergence of their IT and network domains. NFV’s promise is in its ability to shorten the development cycle and ultimately help lower capital and operating costs. 

SDN, NFV Set to Fundamentally Change the Network Landscape

May 8, 2014 2:52 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

The effort to virtualize the networks has moved beyond hype. Carriers have identified the many benefits of moving to an all-IP, software-based network, and vendors are clamoring to meet their needs. Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), and Juniper Networks recently announced a partnership that will bring together...

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Ericsson Emphasizes Software, Virtualization with MWC Plans

February 12, 2014 10:58 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson is putting an emphasis on software and cloud-based solutions, as the wireless industry moves towards virtualizing the network with technologies like Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Specifically, Ericsson will be launching what it’s calling...

Sprint Lights Up 70 New LTE Markets

December 16, 2013 4:51 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Amid rumors that it is testing the regulatory waters for a possible bid for T-Mobile, Sprint  Monday announced that it had turned on LTE in 70 new markets. The new markets, which include, among others, Green Bay, Wis, Orlando, Fla and San Diego. The new additions bring the carrier’s total LTE markets to 300. 

Dim Traffic Sensors Dull How 'Smart' Freeways Are

November 25, 2013 9:36 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

California's highways aren't as smart as they used to be. Buried under thousands of miles of pavement are 27,000 traffic sensors that are supposed to help troubleshoot both daily commutes and long-term maintenance needs on some of the nation's most heavily used and congested roadways.

The Potential for Mobile RAN Virtualization

November 21, 2013 1:56 pm | Webinars

The mobile RAN is about to undergo a fundamental change as virtualization becomes real and mobile operators around the world start building base station hotels and C-RANs.  Using standard hardware for the baseband units together with deployment in data centers can significantly lower operating costs for the operators, as well as providing new deployment options. 

Ericsson Spotlights Tokyo as Model for Smart Cities

November 4, 2013 2:27 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Japan has emerged as one of the world leaders in mobile broadband deployments. Home to 35 million people, Tokyo is one of the largest, most sophisticated and connected cities on the planet. It is Tokyo's density, as well as its technological savvy that made it the perfect site for Ericsson's fifth annual Business Innovation Forum last week.

ITU: 50 Percent of all People on Earth Covered by 3G

October 7, 2013 9:33 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The ITU has published its annual report, which estimates that by the end of 2013 there will be 6.8 billion total mobile-cellular subscritions. The report, which also looks at fixed-line broadband, concluded that mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets...

Expediting Carrier Evolution

September 25, 2013 3:31 pm | by Joe McGarvey, Director of Strategic Marketing, Genband | Articles | Comments

We tend to think of progress as a gradual, measured process. The truth, though, is that the pace of evolution almost always vacillates between barely perceptible and breakneck. It took the human species nearly three million years to graduate from poking things with sharp rocks to poking things with iron-tipped spears. 

LTE Advanced: Release 10 and the Importance of Carrier Aggregation

June 13, 2013 4:27 pm | Webinars

LTE-Advanced and features like carrier aggregation are the next step in the evolution of wireless networks. Join Wireless Week and sponsor Anritsu, along with a panel of industry experts, for a webinar that looks at not only how operators will approach aggregation but what kinds of testing...

Sorting Through the Details: Finding a Place for Small Cells in the Age of LTE

June 13, 2013 4:13 pm | Webinars

Join Wireless Week and sponsor Anritsu, as we take an in-depth look at how small cells are set to revolutionize the way operators approach the issue of coverage and capacity. Small cells have huge potential to address both capacity and coverage issues, but they're not without complexity...

Why Wireless Millimeter Wave Radios Will Fuel the Coming Microcell Boom

February 19, 2013 10:29 am | by Tom Kurian, President, Renaissance Electronics. | Articles | Comments

With proliferation of micro and picocell base station installations, wireless millimeter wave radios are being used to solve backhaul connectivity challenges. As carriers continue to roll out LTE networks to meet the overwhelming demand...

Are HetNets the Answer?

July 31, 2012 11:49 am | by Elliot Drucker | Articles | Comments

Integration of small cells into the “macro” network could be more effective than even Wi-Fi offload in solving the problem of data traffic outstripping increases in available spectrum.

Q & A: SBA’s Top Exec on the Industry, Mergers and Growth

July 30, 2012 9:15 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

SBA Communications President and CEO Jeff Stoops sits down with Wireless Week to talk strategy, the state of the industry and whether recent legislation is actually helping towers get built faster.

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