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  • Ookla: Analyzing the New T-Mobile’s spectrum position
    by Kelly Hill on August 9, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    When it comes to spectrum, T-Mobile US could hardly have found a better fit than Sprint, according to analysis from Ookla on the spectrum position of the New T-Mobile. Milan Milanovic, Ookla’s technologist evangelist, said that particularly when it comes to PCS spectrum in major markets, there is “staggering” contiguity in Sprint and T-Mobile US’ [...] The post Ookla: Analyzing the New T-Mobile’s spectrum position appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Huawei unveils own operating system to avoid Android dependency
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on August 9, 2019 at 3:25 pm

      Huawei officially unveiled its own developed operating system HarmonyOS (HongmengOS in Chinese) which can be used on a variety of devices including smartphones, smartwatches and in-vehicle systems. Huawei’s new OS was announced at the company’s developer conference. Richard Yu, CEO of the vendor’s Consumer Business Group, said Huawei’s goal was to develop an OS [...] The post Huawei unveils own operating system to avoid Android dependency appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Test and Measurement: The role of devices in user experience
    by Kelly Hill on August 9, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Which mobile device a user has plays a crucial role in their experience of a mobile network — and Samsung devices give users the best experience in 35% of countries tested, according to new analysis from OpenSignal. OpenSignal relies on device-based measurements for its data, and the company’s new report is based on more than [...] The post Test and Measurement: The role of devices in user experience appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Under new CEO, Vodafone New Zealand signs 5G deal with Nokia
    by Catherine Sbeglia on August 9, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Vodafone New Zealand will launch 5G in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown in late 2019  Nokia will supply and integrate a 5G network for Vodafone New Zealand, the country’s largest telecommunications company. The launch will include the Nokia AirScale radio access solution, as well as cloud-native core and design services, and will take place in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown in late 2019.  [...] The post Under new CEO, Vodafone New Zealand signs 5G deal with Nokia appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • How will dynamic spectrum sharing ease the transition to standalone 5G?
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on August 9, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Dynamic spectrum sharing accelerates 5G deployments by removing the need for re-farming Right now, 5G deployments around the world use an LTE core and radio access network with the addition of a 5G carrier. The next step is to move from that scenario, non-standalone 5G, on to full-blown standalone 5G with a dedicated core and [...] The post How will dynamic spectrum sharing ease the transition to standalone 5G? appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • China Mobile to take advantage of 4G infra for 5G deployments: Report
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on August 9, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile services provider, plans to leverage base station sites and transmission facilities used for 4G services to deploy its 5G network cost-effectively, Chinese press reported the company’s Chairman Yang Jie as saying. During a press conference on the company’s quarterly results, he also reiterated China Mobile’s plan to deploy [...] The post China Mobile to take advantage of 4G infra for 5G deployments: Report appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Mist Systems cautions vendors against rushing Wi-Fi 6 products
    by Catherine Sbeglia on August 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    For enterprise users, Wi-Fi 6 is primarily a solution for client density, rather than network performance, says Mist Systems The widespread arrival of Wi–Fi 6, or 802.11ax, is just around the corner. Expected in Q3, the “Wi-Fi Alliance’s upcoming certification program is requiring vendors to ensure that Wi–Fi 6-labeled devices support the agreed upon standards, requiring some [...] The post Mist Systems cautions vendors against rushing Wi-Fi 6 products appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Reviving UWB: FiRa Consortium steps up
    by Kelly Hill on August 8, 2019 at 4:46 pm

      A newly formed consortium is reviving an IEEE standard with an eye toward improving mobile positioning information to within centimeters, while also providing better security by heading off interception and spoofing of signals. The FiRa (Fine Ranging) Consortium launched this month to support an ecosystem for Ultra Wideband development, with NXP Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics, [...] The post Reviving UWB: FiRa Consortium steps up appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]



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