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  • T-Mobile NB-IoT Network Might Slam Door on DISH Network: MoffettNathanson

    July 19, 2018—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    T-Mobile launched a Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service nationwide, today, the first such network in the United States, which may shake up who jumps into commercial NB-IoT in the future, according to Craig Moffett, principal, MoffettNathanson. Facing an FCC-imposed deadline of a little more than 600 days, Dish Network is also ... Continue »
  • 5G Initially a Capacity Enhancer in Metro Areas: Ericsson

    July 19, 2018—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    Ericsson predicted that carriers will initially look to 5G technology to solve dilemmas caused by rapidly growing data use, which is doubling on a global basis every 18 to 24 months, during its second quarter 2018 earnings call. “We see the first business case for 5G being enhanced mobile broadband, but ... Continue »
  • Ericsson, Telstra and Intel Achieve ‘True’ 5G Call Over 3.5 GHz

    July 19, 2018— Ericsson, Telstra and Intel have completed an end-to-end 5G non-standalone (NSA) 3GPP data call on a commercial mobile network at Telstra’s 5G Innovation Centre in Australia. With this achievement, the companies have taken 5G out of the lab and into a real-world mobile network environment. The call was the first ... Continue »
  • CAFII Reverse Auction Building up Steam

    July 18, 2018—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    More than 220 bidders have been qualified to take part in FCC’s reverse Auction 903 for Connected America Phase II (CAFII) funding, which is set to begin on July 24. CAFII will inject $1.98B into the deployment of networks providing both voice and broadband service for people in unserved areas. “The ... Continue »
  • Crown Castle Sees Healthy Q2 Site Rental Growth

    July 18, 2018— In the second quarter, Crown Castle International saw site rental revenue growth of 35 percent, or $300 million, year over year, but only $49 million of that was organic. Site rental revenues were increased by acquisitions, which totaled $231 million and $20 million came from straight-lined revenues, according to press ... Continue »
  • Ten Symptoms that Indicate You Need Sourcing Help

    July 18, 2018—
    By Andrew Sheridan and Tom Burson
    Your organization is embarking on a large sourcing initiative. Is it better to go it alone, or to seek external help? Follow this guide to understand when to take the latter approach’ is the best way to go. Many share a common problem. Frequently, C-level executives, business owners and supply chain ... Continue »
  • 5G – What About Inside Building Coverage?

    July 18, 2018—
    By Ernest Worthman, AWT Exec. Editor, IEEE Sr. Member
    It is no secret that wireless, in-building, coverage continues to be one of the more challenging scenarios in the global vision of ubiquitous wireless coverage.  In-building scenarios vary so widely that nearly each one has its own particular set of challenges. With all the advances in wireless technology and platforms, ... Continue »
  • NATE Debuts Latest #ClimberConversation Video

    July 18, 2018—
    By The Editors of AGL
    NATE has released a #ClimberConversation video highlighting a tower worker’s decade of service in the wireless infrastructure industry. The #ClimberConversation video is a companion series to the Association’s popular #ClimberConnection campaign and is a vital component of NATE’s workforce development outreach to promote the profession and attract new workers into the ... Continue »

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