FCC approves initial commercial deployments in CBRS

September 16, 2019

By Monica Alleven The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) and the Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) released a public notice today saying that the Spectrum Access Systems (SASs) operated by Google, Federated Wireless, CommScope, Amdocs and Sony have passed the commission’s SAS lab testing requirements, and are approved to begin their initial commercial deployments (ICD).

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/fcc-approves-initial-commercial-deployments-cbrs?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Major U.S. operators agree to disclose climate impacts for global GSMA-led initiative

September 16, 2019

By Bevin Fletcher The four largest U.S. carriers are among 50 mobile operators that have agreed to disclose their respective climate impacts as part of a global initiative spearheaded by GSMA.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/operators/major-u-s-operators-agree-to-disclose-climate-impacts-for-global-gsma-led-initiative?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Rural carriers look beyond VoLTE, CCA chief says

September 16, 2019

By Bevin Fletcher As the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) Annual Convention kicks off this week, CCA CEO Steven Berry said about 90% of carriers are either exploring, planning to launch, or have already launched 5G-type products.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/operators/rural-carriers-look-beyond-volte-cca-chief-says?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Wi-Fi Alliance launches Wi-Fi Certified 6 program

September 16, 2019

By Monica Alleven The Wi-Fi Alliance announced that its Wi-Fi Certified 6 certification program is now available, ensuring products that successfully go through the program meet the highest standards for security and interoperability.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/wi-fi-alliance-launches-wi-fi-certified-6-program?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

T-Mobile pursues license for more 2.5 GHz experiments

September 13, 2019

By Monica Alleven If its merger with Sprint goes through, T-Mobile will get a boatload of 2.5 GHz spectrum. If it doesn’t happen, the operator still needs mid-band spectrum for 5G, so it’s no shocker that it’s seeking permission to continue tests in the 2.5 GHz band—but of the EBS variety.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/t-mobile-pursues-license-for-more-2-5-ghz-experiments?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Union blasts Elliott for threatening jobs at AT&T

September 13, 2019

By Monica Alleven All eyes were on AT&T this week after the activist Wall Street investment firm Elliott Management trashed the company for a litany of things—including its track record in wireless—but the Communications Workers of America (CWA) called out the billionaire founder and CEO Paul Singer for targeting American jobs.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/at-t-union-blasts-elliott-for-threatening-jobs?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

U.S. ranks first in global 5G speeds, but mid-band 5G rivaling mmWave – Opensignal

September 13, 2019

By Bevin Fletcher Notably, operators in countries other than the U.S. with maximum 5G speeds above 1 Gbps are using mid-band spectrum rather than mmWave for 5G.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/u-s-ranks-first-global-5g-speeds-but-mid-band-5g-rivaling-mmwave-opensignal?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Industry Voices—Entner: Elliott’s ideas for fixes at AT&T are anything but easy

September 13, 2019

By Roger Entner Elliott spent a lot of time decrying the long-lost opportunities with the delayed rollout of 4G, but did not talk about AT&T’s 5G leadership, where the company clearly learned from what happened in past.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/industry-voices-enter-elliott-s-ideas-for-fixes-at-at-t-are-anything-but-easy?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

ONF works on an open source evolved packet core

September 12, 2019

By Linda Hardesty Simply speaking, mobile networks can be divided into the core network and the radio access network. While there is innovation happening to virtualize the radio access network, the work being done with a CUPS-compliant EPC relates to the core network.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/onf-works-open-source-evolved-packet-core?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Radisys supports Reliance Jio behind the scenes

September 12, 2019

By Linda Hardesty Reliance Jio is the upstart mobile operator that now counts 340 million 4G LTE subscribers in India, more than any of the other, incumbent mobile operators.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/radisys-supports-reliance-jio-behind-scenes?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

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