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  • P3: Crowd-sourcing data to get a new view of the network
    by Kelly Hill on October 17, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    P3 Group CEO discusses the evolution of testing and the role of crowd-sourced, device-based data Crowd-sourced, device-based data offers new insights into the customer experience and cost savings for network planning and optimization purposes, according to Hakan Ekmen, CEO of P3. P3’s approach to benchmarking has evolved over time, Ekmen said. The traditional testing approach [...] The post P3: Crowd-sourcing data to get a new view of the network appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Anritsu Webinar: Using Live Traffic Over a CPRI Link to Identify and Locate Passive Intermodulation
    by Anritsu on October 17, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Anritsu’s patented PIM over CPRI option is a new, non-intrusive method of measuring passive intermodulation (PIM) using live traffic over the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) link. It is set to change the dynamics of PIM detection by enabling users to test at ground level, any time of the day – with no site turn [...] The post Anritsu Webinar: Using Live Traffic Over a CPRI Link to Identify and Locate Passive Intermodulation appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Huawei, Mobily ink 5G agreement in Saudi Arabia
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on October 17, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      Huawei will help the Saudi telco to upgrade its existing infrastructure towards 5G Saudi Arabian carrier Mobily has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese vendor Huawei focused on the deployment of future 5G networks in the country. The companies announced a five-year plan to upgrade Mobily’s networks and accelerate the arrival of [...] The post Huawei, Mobily ink 5G agreement in Saudi Arabia appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • A week after Michael, Verizon recovers ‘primary fiber hubs’
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on October 17, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Verizon waiving fees for customers in impacted areas After sustained “unprecedented” damage to its fiber network in the Florida Panhandle when Hurricane Michael raged through beginning Oct. 10, the operator said today it made “critical progress” overnight and restored its “primary fiber hubs.” As the network recovery operation continues, Verizon is waiving three months of [...] The post A week after Michael, Verizon recovers ‘primary fiber hubs’ appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Samsung acquires Spanish startup Zhilabs to strengthen 5G capabilities
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on October 17, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      Samsung had previously announced an investment of $22 billion over the next three years in AI, 5G, automotive electronics components and biopharmaceuticals South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics announced the acquisition of Spanish artificial intelligence-based network and service analytics startup Zhilabs, aiming to enhance its 5G capabilities. The acquisition will allow the Asian company [...] The post Samsung acquires Spanish startup Zhilabs to strengthen 5G capabilities appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • P3’s newest benchmarking grants Verizon ‘best in test’ title
    by Kelly Hill on October 17, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    New P3 report looks at nationwide network performance in terms of coverage, speed and data service availability Verizon comes out on top as the mobile network operator with the best overall national network performance, according to a new benchmarking report by P3 Communications. Verizon achieved the highest overall score in P3’s analysis, followed by AT&T, [...] The post P3’s newest benchmarking grants Verizon ‘best in test’ title appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Is DSRC dead? Cable cos want FCC action on 5.9 GHz
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on October 17, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    NCTA calls DSRC ‘failed;’ wants 5.9 GHz for Wi-Fi Almost two decades ago the U.S. Federal Communications Commission set aside the 5.9 GHz band for dedicated short range communications with the goal of letting vehicles communicate with one another using unlicensed airwaves. Since that move in October 1999, DSRC is currently available in Cadillac CTSs [...] The post Is DSRC dead? Cable cos want FCC action on 5.9 GHz appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Operators focus on open RAN and transport at TIP Summit
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on October 17, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Vodafone, Telefónica to pilot disaggregated RAN The broad goal of the Telecom Infra Project is to take the cost out of crucial network infrastructure by disaggregating hardware and software and moving functionality onto commercial-off-the-shelf hardware. By pushing open interoperability between vendors, along with the move to COTS equipment, operators could gain deployment flexibility while cutting [...] The post Operators focus on open RAN and transport at TIP Summit appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]



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