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  • Corning Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Optical Fiber Invention

    September 17, 2020— More than 50 years ago, Corning scientists Drs. Robert Maurer, Donald Keck, and Peter Schultz were brought together to develop a highly pure optical glass that could effectively transmit light signals over long distances – a feat that had never been achieved. Since then, that invention has enabled the development of ... Continue »
  • Verizon Engages in 5G mmWave Indoor Cell Site Trials

    September 17, 2020— Verizon has recently completed lab trials with Corning and begun lab trials with Samsung on new 5G mmWave in-building solutions which, when commercially launched, will provide 5G mmWave coverage inside facilities such as hospitals, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, schools, ports, retail stores and more. The launch of these indoor cell sites ... Continue »
  • The Fourth Industrial (or is it really the digital?) Revolution

    September 17, 2020—
    By Ernest Worthman, Executive Editor, AWT magazine, Senior Member, IEEE
    Ern’s Perspective I often write about how carriers, communication service providers, ISPs, MNOs, and the like, are slow to come up to speed with emerging platforms. That is not to say they do not keep up with emerging technologies, but they have been a bit sluggish coming to the table and ... Continue »
  • WISP Success in CBRS Auction Good for Towers

    September 17, 2020—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    Wireless internet service provider (WISPs), which previously survived on a diet of unlicensed spectrum, made a strong showing in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) auction to purchase priority access licenses. Almost 70 WISPs placed winning bids for more than 3,600 licenses, representing 17 percent of the total, in more ... Continue »
  • Can Wind Energy Provide Power for Telecom?

    September 15, 2020—
    By Sam Gerbus
    Telecom towers have the opportunity to avoid service interruption when the electrical grid fails by turning to wind energy for supplemental power, or to use pure renewable power altogether. Weather extremes all over the planet have become the norm. In the United States, wildfires throughout the American West break records year ... Continue »
  • Trump Fiddles while America’s Tech burns

    September 15, 2020—
    By Ernest Worthman, Executive Editor, AWT magazine, Senior Member, IEEE
    Ern’s Perspective Until the pandemic, President Donald Trump’s biggest failing, and much of Congress’ as well, has been the vehement anti-Sino, kneejerk reaction to China, which especially impacts technology. This has caused a paradigm shift in the global trade ecosystem, and a new world technology order is on the horizon if ... Continue »
  • T-Mobile, American Tower Sign Long-term MLA

    September 15, 2020— AGL eDigestT-Mobile and American Tower have signed a new long-term agreement designed to drive significant value for both parties over its nearly 15-year term. The new agreement enhances T-Mobile’s access to American Tower’s U.S. sites while locking in synergies and facilitating T-Mobile’s continued rapid, efficient deployment of broad and deep nationwide 5G. The agreement ... Continue »