Tag: opinion

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Network slicing – How carriers can find greater ROI for 5G (Reader Forum)

March 16, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Communication service providers (CSPs) know that nothing is predictable with network traffic. The changing nature of network patterns is a challenge when providing the always-on services that discerning clients demand. To address these challenges, 5G network slicing combines the coverage […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Why educational institutions need standardized wireless broadband solutions (Reader Forum)

November 11, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Digitalization is rapidly transforming education at all levels. In K-12 schools, colleges and universities, the evolution of data-driven technologies has opened the door to a host of compelling online learning and campus operations applications. To take advantage of these applications, […]

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

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

The FCC is looking for more mid-band spectrum: It must use its authority to unleash 12 GHz for 5G when we need it most

February 7, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

In the past year, the growing demand to open America’s airwaves for 5G and next-generation connectivity has only increased, bringing national attention to spectrum’s role in closing the digital divide and solidifying global telecommunications leadership. Yet, as demand has increased, […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Will 5G standalone core deployments make 2022 the inflection point for enterprise 5G applications? (Reader Forum)

January 14, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

No sooner was the first 5G network launched in late 2018 than industry experts started setting the expectation that this “G” was different. While previous generations quickly brought tangible benefits to consumers, along with the much-hyped “killer apps” like Uber […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Multi-gigabit wireless expansion and hybrid networks becoming the norm (Cambium Networks on 2022)

January 4, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

With lingering effects of the COVID pandemic, 2021 was a difficult year. We correctly predicted that remote work was not going away, and that people would migrate out of the congested city centers. We also predicted a growth in private […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Three commercial markets ripe for 5G driven digital transformation

October 4, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

The consumer smartphone market was the first market to be disrupted by 5G. Today, wireless providers, smartphone vendors, and app developers are already providing a wide variety of 5G-based products and services, and beginning to make the easily available, super-fast […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

5G to influence mobile virtual network operators market trends in North America and Asia Pacific

September 9, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

The growth across the mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) industry is accelerating with the advancing technology around 5G and IoT. Current trends represent a need for demand flexibility and a wider range of services for businesses and mobile end users. […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Why network slicing is the key to unlocking extended reality digital experiences

July 8, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Imagine you’re shopping for furniture and using an Augmented Reality (AR) app on your mobile device to experience the products in your living room. Or your child is using a Virtual Reality (VR) headset to tour ancient ruins as part […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

BLOG: The Mechanics of Effective Recycling

April 27, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

It’s no secret that our global plastic waste is causing serious harm to our oceans. You may already be aware of some of the striking news stories that have surfaced recently. From the stories of turtles entangled by six-pack holders […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Making Money from Waste

November 21, 2017

Via: Waste Management World

Justin Dupré-Harbord explains 22 teasers offering an insight into its research into successful business models for turning wastes into money. Recently, some crazy scientists in Bristol, UK have discovered how to charge their smartphones with their own pee. By using […]

Basic Services, Emergency Services

The internet is finally getting a high-speed internet lane for emergency situations

August 9, 2017

Via: TNW

During large disasters, like hurricanes, wildfires and terrorist attacks, people want emergency responders to arrive quickly and help people deal with the crisis. In order to do their best, police, medics, firefighters and those who manage them need lots of […]

Electric Utility

California Is Considering a 100 Percent Renewable Energy Law. That’s a Bad Idea

March 1, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Last week, California’s quest for a clean grid revolution culminated in the introduction of a bill mandating 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. Senator Kevin de León, a longtime environmental leader in the state senate, wrote the measure, which comes […]


Common Service Dog Misconceptions

November 14, 2016

Via: Disabled World

Here in the United States, the Americans with Disabilities Act (among others), is the law that allows disabled individuals to utilize service animals. According to the ADA, staff may ask two questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required […]


Why Private Prisons Are a Bad Idea

August 19, 2016

Via: Urbanophile

Given the risk of corruption, bureaucratic ineptitude, etc., I’ve long said that privatization is best for highly visible assets and services the general public sees and users versus things that are out of sight out of mind. This turns the […]

Emergency Services, Health & Insurance

Will value-based pricing be coming to the U.S.?

July 19, 2016

Via: Healthcare Economist

The answer may be yes.  One of the big inpediments to value-based pricing of pharmaceuticals was that any discount given to any single organization based on outcomes needed to be reflected in the Medicaid price.  Since outcomes are subject to random noise, there will inevitably […]