Category: 5G


The 30 May Recap

A recap of the week’s telecoms news. Nokia came to town to extol the virtues of small cells – augmenting coverage and capacity in the short term but ultimately forming a critical component of 5G infrastructure. Meanwhile Verizon launched a small cell of its own in the form of a wifi router that runs on 4G, apparently not put off by the fact that broadband routers will nearly always do that job far better.

Apple jumps on the 5G bandwagon

Gadget giant Apple has asked the US regulator for a license to test the millimeter-wave technology expected to be a core element of 5G in devices.

Telefonica finally joins 5G car club

Telefonica has announced it will join the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), as the excitement for autonomous vehicles continues to slowly grow.

Qualcomm ramps litigation frenzy even further

After Apple stopped the flow of cash into the Qualcomm pockets, the chip maker seems to be trying to fall out with everyone else too as it drags another four organizations into the courtroom.

Freepress says Pai is talking rubbish

Pro-net neutrality lobbyist Freepress has conducted a study on network investments in the Title II era coming to the conclusion net neutrality has not had any adverse effect.

The 15 May Recap

A recap of the week’s telecoms news. Softbank has reported a surge in profits, while also announcing a new collaboration with Qualcomm, and finally spraying the cash from its incubator. Over in the UK, BT has been chopping jobs and Gavin ‘Hasselhoff’ Patterson has decided not to take a bonus this year. Finally, there has been continued shape shifting in Ericsson as another executive jumps ship.

Network Convergence & the Future of Central Offices

C-RAN deployments are gaining momentum, and 5G is on the horizon. To maximize asset utilization and simplify infrastructure, service providers are considering the convergence of their wireline and wireless networks.In addition, the development of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) may mean big changes for the Central Office. How big? Explore the impact of network convergence and the approaching passive infrastructure challenges on your Central Office.

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