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Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Mobile core market stagnant due to slow 5G SA deployment: Study

January 24, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

The global mobile core network (MCN) market growth rate has been reduced to less than a 1% CAGR during the 2023-2028 period, according to a newly published forecast report by Dell’Oro Group. The report noted that the growth in this […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Telecom trends—2024 and beyond [Reader Forum]

January 17, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

I have been in the Telecom industry since 2004 when I started in network engineering at Verizon, this year marks 20 years in the industry! I ‘grew up’ Telecom and have worked in wireline, wireless and places where they converge, […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Broadband providers hope to differentiate with value-added services: Report

October 30, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Omdia and Broadband Forum have published a new report that shows global broadband service providers are focused on introducing technology that directly improves bandwidth and latency for value-added services. In fact, 72% of the more than 111 service providers interviewed […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Starlink plans satellite cellular voice, data and IoT services, starting in 2025

October 13, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Starlink is planning to expand its satellite-to-cellular-phone services from emergency texting to include voice, data and IoT service, starting in 2025. A Starlink website promoting the LEO satellite company’s Direct to Cell services promises “ubiquitous coverage” and “seamless access to […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

BT says Huawei ban cost firm $612 million: Report

September 25, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

The previous decision by the U.K. government to ban local telecoms firms from using Huawei equipment in the deployment of the country’s 5G networks has cost local carrier BT a total of £500 million ($612 million), local press reported, citing […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Assessing enterprise wireless networks: A reality check

April 5, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Today’s enterprise faces a dizzying array of wireless infrastructure options for managing important business operations. Considering factors such as business need, location, security requirements, and expansion plans, organizations can opt for Wi-Fi, public cellular, or private cellular wireless networks—or select […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Rise Broadband acquired by private equity group

February 2, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

ISP Rise Broadband, which operates across 16 U.S. states, has been acquired by private equity group GI Partners and plans to expand its FWA and fiber-based services under the new ownership. Rise, which serves primarily rural communities, says it is […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

How to create predictable services over unpredictable networks

December 9, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Nancy Shemwell, chief operating officer at Trilogy Networks noted that some of the advanced services that will require low latency will be offered through a mix of networks, which can face a challenge from a technical perspective. “If we look […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

T-Mo reportedly seeking fiber network partners

November 9, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

T-Mobile US is looking into the possibility of building a fiber network, either as part of a joint venture or a commercial partnership, according to reporting by Bloomberg. AT&T and Verizon have significant fiber networks, both to support fiber-to-the-premise enterprise […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

InterDigital secures funding for 6G research projects

November 8, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

U.S.-based firm InterDigital announced that it has been awarded funding to support five Horizon Europe 6G Flagship research projects. Specifically, the five flagship projects include 6G-XR, CENTRIC, PREDICT-6G, 6G-BRICKS, and 6G-SHINE, which aim to enable technology advancement and experimental infrastructures […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Standardization vs. innovation vs. economization: The Open RAN balancing act

November 4, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The world of telecoms is, among many other things, an exercise in developing and implementing technologies that have been standardized via a regimented, consensus-driven process. A reductive example—without standards, a handset sold into the U.S. market may not function on […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

5G FWA subscriptions to reach 58 million in 2026: Study

November 3, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) technology will reach 58 million subscriptions globally in 2026, according to ABI Research. The analyst firm noted that FWA technology allows mobile operators to reuse their existing mobile infrastructure to offer faster and more affordable […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

American Tower seeks permit to carry out 5G private network trial

October 31, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

U.S. tower firm American Tower is seeking a 180-day authorization from the Federal Communications Commission to allow the use of an Airspan radio identified as AirVelocity 1901 as part of an experimental project in which ATC is currently working with […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Wi-Fi/cellular convergence and the seamless network experience

October 19, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

During a conversation about the networks of the future at Mobile World Congress Las Vegas, IEEE Senior Member David Witkowski told RCR Wireless News a notable trend of technology convergence is occurring. “In the past, Wi-Fi was Wi-Fi and cellular […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

One in five US households don’t have broadband. Most say they don’t want it.

October 13, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Over the past several decades, the U.S. Census Bureau or other agencies have been asking Americans about their use of computers and the internet. Broadband access and usage has increasingly come to represent full participation in the modern economy, from […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Verizon, Lockheed demo 5G-connected surveillance for DoD

September 29, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Verizon and Lockheed Martin recently flew 5G-enabled drones to capture and transfer high-speed, real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data from aircraft in flight to geolocate military targets. In a release, Verizon said that the demonstration took place at Lockheed […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

CCA panel: The when and how of rural 5G

September 29, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Rural carriers are weighing the “when” and “how” of the transition to 5G, both in terms of technical issues and business cases. During a carrier panel at the Competitive Carriers annual convention this week, representatives from US Cellular, Alaska’s GCI […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

How future 6G networks will deal with demand for mobile data?

September 6, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Although 5G is still very much a work-in-progress with a good deal of continued evolution ahead of it, a range of stakeholders are already discussing and testing components and systems that very well could be included in what comes next–6G. […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Stop dreading POTS replacement and see the opportunity (Reader Forum)

August 31, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The end appears near for the workhorse voice-grade telephone system the United States relied on for more than a century. On August 2, 2022, local exchange carriers (LECs) are no longer required to support aging copper landlines known as the […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Can base station antennas turn over a new leaf and become more sustainable? (Analyst Angle)

August 12, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The telecommunications industry is no stranger to sustainability development and goals. It is one of the first sectors to surpass the 20% target for the net-zero target by 2050 set by the United Nations (UN). Based on a recent GSMA […]