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  • Groups Call for Global Day of Protest to Stop 5G

    January 21, 2020— NYC 5G Wake-Up Call, a group that is calling for the 5G build out to be stopped until it can be modified to be safe for public health, is holding a protest with other like-minded groups concerning the biological and health effects of electromagnetic fields and the deployment of 5G, ... Continue »
  • Engineering Firm Gears up for 5G

    January 21, 2020—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    The fifth generation of cellular communications is not only changing expectations of wireless speeds, but it is also having an effect on how corporate resources are being marshalled to meet the opportunity. Recently, as John McGrath looked forward to 5G, the CEO of Advantage Engineers decided to focus his firm ... Continue »
  • USATA — Nice Idea but Not the Solution

    January 21, 2020—
    By Ernest Worthman, AWT Exec. Editor, IEEE Sr. Member
    Recently, U.S. Senators introduced a bill offering up to $1 billion to encourage development of 5G equipment in the United States. The bill is in response to what is “perceived” as Huawei’s dominance of 5G technology and is intended to offer up some competition to Huawei. Dubbed the Utilizing Strategic Allied ... Continue »
  • Bipartisan Legislation Backs 5G Alternatives to Huawei

    January 21, 2020— A bipartisan group of national security Senators introduced have legislation to invest $1 billion in Western-based alternatives to Chinese equipment providers Huawei and ZTE. The bill said the companies, which are heavily subsidized by the Chinese government, pose threats to U.S. economic and national security, and U.S. efforts to establish ... Continue »
  • Wireless Rooftop Deployment Training Courses Registration Open

    January 20, 2020— The registration process is officially open for NATE’s 2020 Wireless Rooftop Deployment Training sessions, which will be facilitated by the Association. Overall, 12 Wireless Rooftop Deployment Training Courses will be hosted nationwide in 2020 and will be offered free of charge to industry employees and employers due to a Susan ... Continue »
  • Scripps Broadcasting To Pay $1.13M TV Tower Lighting Monitoring Violation

    January 20, 2020— Scripps Broadcasting has settled the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau’s investigation into its monitoring practices of lights on television towers it acquired from Cordillera Communications by paying a $1,130,000 penalty and abiding by a compliance plan to prevent further violations. The Bureau began its investigation when, on August 31, 2018, a small airplane ... Continue »
  • New Year Brings New Choices for In-Building Wireless

    January 20, 2020—
    By Joel Lindholm of CommScope
    Last year saw the introduction of Wi-Fi 6 certified products, the deployment of shared spectrum, availability of 5G handsets and service in select cities, and an uptick in interest for private networks. These new standards, products and services will give enterprises more choices in 2020 as to how they meet ... Continue »
  • NATE Chairman Jimmy Miller to Testify at U.S. Senate Commerce Hearing

    January 16, 2020— NATE to Offer Expert Testimony at “The 5G Workforce and Obstacles to Broadband Deployment” Hearing on January 22 NATE Chairman Jimmy Miller, President at MillerCo, in Gulfport, Mississippi, is slated to provide expert witness testimony at an upcoming U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., ... Continue »