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  • Windy City Wire to Exclusively Distribute ADRF DAS, Repeater Products

    April 2, 2020—
    By The Editors of AGL
    Advanced RF Technologies (ADRF), has announced that Windy City Wire (WCW), a designer of low-voltage cable and cable management solutions, has become a preferred distributor of its in-building wireless solutions for commercial and public safety use cases. Per the agreement, WCW will only distribute ADRF DAS and Repeater products to ... Continue »
  • CARES Act: What NATE Businesses Can Do Right Now

    April 2, 2020—
    Register for Live NATE Webinar
    On Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT/10:00 AM CDT/9:00 AM MDT/8:00 AM PDT, Brian Gramm, a prominent small business consultant from Seemore Hawk, will be conducting a live NATE webinar titled CARES Act: What NATE Businesses Can Do Right Now. NATE has been closely monitoring all of the programs ... Continue »
  • Manufacturer Trustworthiness Ranks High Among Equipment Security Risk Factors

    April 2, 2020—
    By Geoffrey Starks
    At an industry conference, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks explained why monitoring is not enough to offset a national security risk in mobile network equipment. I have focused time on the specific threat posed by insecure equipment, primarily equipment manufactured and supported by Chinese companies, in U.S. communications networks. I have been ... Continue »
  • Coming Soon. Wi-Fi 6E

    April 2, 2020—
    By Ernest Worthman, Executive Editor, AWT magazine, Senior Member, IEEE
    Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11AX, was introduced about six months ago and, of late, the noise around it has been ratcheting up. In the last couple of months, we have started to see Wi-Fi 6 routers appear. So far, there is only a handful. What there is are definitely high-end and ... Continue »
  • FCC Chairman Pai Proposes 6 GHz Unlicensed Rules

    April 2, 2020—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    With 60 percent of global mobile data traffic expected to be off-loaded to Wi-Fi by 2022, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai moved to shore up supplies of unlicensed spectrum yesterday. The proposed rules would make 1,200 megahertz of spectrum available for unlicensed use in the 6 GHz band. The draft rules, ... Continue »
  • T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Completed (Finally!), Bids Legere Adieu

    April 2, 2020—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    After almost two years of regulatory scrutiny, the T-Mobile/Sprint merger has officially been completed. Just in time to weather the recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Accompanying the merger, the New T-Mobile announced that Mike Sievert will take the reins as CEO of T-Mobile from John Legere, who served as CEO ... Continue »
  • Equipment Shielding Improves Lightning Protection

    March 31, 2020—
    By Don Bishop
    Placing wireless communications equipment inside shielded enclosures offers a high degree of protection against damage that could be caused if surges in electrical current and voltages stemming from lightning strikes were to reach the equipment. These enclosures often are called Faraday cages, named after the English scientist Michael Faraday, who ... Continue »
  • Chairman Pai Announces Plan for Telehealth Program

    March 31, 2020—
    FCC Press Release
    New Program Would Provide Immediate Support to Health Care Facilities and Patients Across the Country; Separate Connected Care Pilot Program Would Study Long-Term Role of Telehealth FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today announced his plan for a COVID-19 Telehealth Program to support health care providers responding to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As ... Continue »