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  • Congress Entertains Wave of Bills that Facilitate Rural Broadband Wireless

    February 21, 2018—
    By J Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    AGL eDigestCongress is currently considering a slew of bills affecting rural wireless infrastructure, including siting and streamlining, funding and financing deployment, the Universal Service Fund, additional spectrum, and 5G deployment acceleration, according to panelists on session, Halftime for the 115th Congress, which was held at NATE UNITE 2018, Feb. 20, in Nashville. “There ... Continue »
  • Science Fiction Borders on Science Fact

    February 20, 2018—
    By Ernest Worthman, AWT Executive Editor, IEEE Sr. Member
    AGL eDigestThe melding of technologies can make for some interesting bedfellows. Think about it for a moment. The latest evolutions in AI, machine learning (ML), and machine intelligence (MI), is bringing science fact to science fiction. Now comes robotic process automation (RPA), which draws visions of a workforce that consists of ... Continue »
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  • MulteFire LTE Technology May Help Enterprises and Small Venues

    February 20, 2018—
    By Don Bishop, Executive Editor, Associate Publisher
    With its ability to serve multiple operators, sometimes in a neutral-host configuration, MulteFire LTE technology offers advantages in locations that might not be profitable to serve using traditional LTE technology.   Participants in a January Network Computing webinar sponsored by the MulteFire Alliance, a membership organization, and disseminated by UBM, an event ... Continue »
  • T-Mobile’s Core Businesses Continue to Flourish

    February 15, 2018—
    Steve Vachon, TBRI
    T-Mobile remains dominant in postpaid phone net additions while pursuing growth initiatives in video and IoT. With a Sprint merger officially off the table for the time being, T-Mobile is focused on continuing to grow its business organically through retail and network expansion. T-Mobile will sustain revenue and subscriber growth over ... Continue »
  • During First Year, NY Subway Logs 140M Calls, 120M Wi-Fi Logins

    February 15, 2018— Since its completion one year ago, the popularity of seamless cellular coverage in subway stations and platforms, along with the public access Transit Wireless Wi-Fi network, has continued to grow. During 2017, more than 280 million cellular calls originated within the underground subway stations, and 120 million Wi-Fi log-ins were ... Continue »
  • CommScope Enters Fixed Wireless Market

    February 15, 2018— AGL eDigestCommScope is entering the fixed wireless access market with the introduction of an integrated antenna solution based on xRAN open interface specifications. The open interface allows wireless operators to mix and match radio access network (RAN) hardware from multiple vendors to varying requirements. The company will highlight the technologies at Mobile ... Continue »
  • Kathrein Takes Part in 5G Antenna System Project

    February 15, 2018—
    Anton Maier, Kathrein
    Kathrein has partnered with the French telecommunications corporation Orange and network specialist Nokia to set the course for the deployment of 5G technology. In Paris, a new antenna system was introduced which combines 5G-ready MIMO technology with the standards for existing mobile technologies such as LTE. Up until now, it has ... Continue »
  • 4X4MIMO to Come Alive at Mobile World Congress

    February 15, 2018—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month, CommScope will be introducing a full line of 4x4MIMO (4T4R multiple input/multiple output) antenna models that combine multiple data streams with additional spectrum bands, such as 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 1400 MHz (Europe), to assist operators with the gig speeds ... Continue »
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