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Category: Telecommunications


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

FCC focuses on the ‘second space age’

September 15, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

As space-based communications become ever more important and begin to converge with terrestrial wireless, the Federal Communications Commission is focusing on bolstering its staffing and updating regulations in order to support U.S. technology leadership in this area. “Satellite systems have […]


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

FCC bumps 2.5 GHz auction to six rounds a day

August 26, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission is speeding up bidding in the ongoing 2.5 GHz auction, nudging it to a quicker conclusion by upping the number of daily bids from four to six. Six rounds are being held today and another half-dozen […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Broadband grant program to start distributing planning funds

August 17, 2022

Via: StateScoop

The National Telecommunications and Information Agency said Wednesday that its new Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment, or BEAD, program will soon start issuing initial planning funds to states and territories. The agency said in a press release that every state, […]


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 […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Auction moves to four daily rounds

August 10, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission has doubled the number of daily bidding rounds in the ongoing auction of 2.5 GHz overlay licenses, moving today from two rounds to four. The bidding total continues to move up slowly, and as of Round […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Senate committee approves AGILE Procurement Act for IT and communications tech

August 5, 2022

Via: FCW

The Advancing Government Innovation with Leading-Edge—AGILE—Procurement Act of 2022 was advanced by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Wednesday, with the aim of improving government IT procurement. The act, which was introduced last week by Sen. […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

2.5 GHz auction crawls to $143 million

August 5, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission’s 2.5 GHz auction has rounded up just $143 million in gross bids after nine rounds. The auction raised about $103 million in its first day, with six hours of bidding. IT has only brought that total […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Who is buying Open RAN? Market sizing, outlook

August 2, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

While there are distinctions between Open RAN, open virtualized RAN, cloud RAN and further sub-combinations of those architectures, these new approaches to building the radio access network are making inroads in the real world, according to Stefan Pongratz, vice president […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

FCC commits additional funding to close the ‘homework gap’

July 29, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week announced additional funding for digital student services totaling more than $77 million. The funds are being provided through the Emergency Connectivity Program and will help close the “homework gap”, a term coined by […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

2.5 GHz auction begins

July 29, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The first, day-long round of bidding on about 8,000 midband spectrum licenses at 2.5 GHz has officially begun. Bidding began in the Federal Communication Commission’s Auction 108 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time and will continue until 4 p.m. today. Two […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Midband, mmWave 5G services really are better: Opensignal report

July 26, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Opensignal’s latest report digs into the mobile experience when connected to the top three U.S. carrier’s premium — or enhanced, as the testing firm puts it — 5G services: AT&T’s 5G+, T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G (5G UC) and Verizon’s 5G […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

What are network slicing provisioning rules?

July 15, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

When used broadly in IT, provisioning simply refers to the process of making something available. More specifically, network provisioning within the telecommunications industry is the process of making wireless network solutions and features accessible to users, servers and devices. This […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Where we’ve been and where we’re going: mmWave standards and spectrum

July 12, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The U.S. moved comparatively early on making mmWave spectrum available for 5G services with Verizon launching a pre-standard fixed wireless access service in the second half of 2018. Since then, in addition to the completion of the initial 5G New […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

FCC moves forward with new requirements for network resiliency

July 7, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission has gone ahead with a move to require all facilities-based wireless providers to adhere to a set of previously voluntary commitments around network resiliency and emergency roaming arrangements. The agency is essentially codifying the Wireless Network […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

What value can fixed wireless access bring to mobile operators? (Analyst Angle)

July 6, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is a method of providing last-mile wireless connectivity to campuses, industrial facilities, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), residential estates, etc., and has been growing in popularity since the introduction of 5G, which was commercially launched in 2H […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Like it or not, mmWave spectrum is key to 5G success

July 6, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

As 5G has gone from R&D and executive talk tracks to lab testing and standardization to field deployment and commercialization and onto further scale, technological enhancement and network optimization, the value proposition–particularly with regard to the role of mmWave spectrum—has […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

5G to account for 40% of mobile lines in India by end-2027: Ericsson

June 23, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

5G is projected to account for almost 40% of mobile subscriptions in India – 500 million – by the end of 2027, according to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report. According to the Swedish vendor, even though 5G has not been […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Kagan: When will 5G actually change our lives?

June 23, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

We have such high expectations on how 5G will change our lives. This fire is being stoked by marketing and advertising from so many companies in the wireless space. Let’s dive into the world of 5G and take a closer […]