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  • Cellnex, Fastweb ink 5G agreement in Italy
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on December 17, 2018 at 4:09 pm

      The deal will allow Fastweb to have access to Cellnex’s infrastructure in areas where the telco is testing 5G technology European telecom infrastructure firm Cellnex and Italian telecom operator Fastweb have signed a cooperation agreement to deploy a 5G network in Italy. Under the terms of the deal, Cellnex will make its sites available [...] The post Cellnex, Fastweb ink 5G agreement in Italy appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Hong Kong’s telecom regulator announces plans for 5G spectrum auctions
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on December 17, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      The regulator said it will start offering a total of 4,500 megahertz in different bands next year Hong Kong’s Communications Authority (CA) has unveiled its plans for the allocation of 5G spectrum. Beginning in April 2019, the regulator plans to offer a total of 4,500 megahertz, including 100 MHz in the 3.3 GHz band, [...] The post Hong Kong’s telecom regulator announces plans for 5G spectrum auctions appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Auction 101: Nearly $690 million raised; bidding continues to slow
    by Kelly Hill on December 17, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission’s auction of millimeter wave frequencies has raised nearly $690 million. The auction is slated to continue through this week, although bidding has slowed considerably. Four bidding rounds will be held today. Auction 101 includes just over 3,000 county-based licenses in two 425-megahertz blocks of spectrum at 27.5 – 27.925 GHz and 27.925 – [...] The post Auction 101: Nearly $690 million raised; bidding continues to slow appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • 3GPP adjustment to 5G specification won’t impact early deployments
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on December 17, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    3GPP leader weighs-in on 5G standard compatibility questions Addressing concerns around interoperability and deployment timelines that have been trickling through the industry of late, the chairman of 3GPP’s TSG RAN Balazs Bertenyi published a blog post detailing the impact of a change in the delivery schedule for 5G specifications. Bertenyi made clear: “This shift does [...] The post 3GPP adjustment to 5G specification won’t impact early deployments appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Analyst Angle: Thoughts from the edge–the IoT edge that is
    by Mike Krell, Head of IoT Strategy, James Brehm & Associates on December 17, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    What is the IoT edge?  Where is the IoT edge? I want to put a stake in the sand on my definition of this oft misunderstood term. Having just completed a podcast with Qualcomm discussing IoT edge computing (take a listen here), I was struck by our need to define the term “IoT edge” before [...] The post Analyst Angle: Thoughts from the edge–the IoT edge that is appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Kagan: Use wireless to grow your Twitter, LinkedIn follower list
    by Jeff Kagan on December 17, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    So, you want more social media followers? Who doesn’t? Whether you use Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or any other platform, it seems everyone is focused on building their social media follower list. I have had discussions with many successful people who have earned tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of followers. Let me share [...] The post Kagan: Use wireless to grow your Twitter, LinkedIn follower list appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • FCC says carriers can block unwanted texts, creates database for reassigned phone numbers
    by Kelly Hill on December 14, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission this week gave carriers its blessing to continue their efforts to block unwanted text messages, but opponents of the action expressed concerns that the move will allow censorship or alteration of messages. The FCC ruling declared that both text and multimedia messages are “information services, they are not commercial mobile services” [...] The post FCC says carriers can block unwanted texts, creates database for reassigned phone numbers appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Orange to launch 5G in 17 European cities next year
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on December 14, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Some targeted markets include Belgium, France, Poland and Spain French telecom group Orange said it aims to launch 5G technology in 17 major European cities across Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania and Spain during 2019. The telco said that these initial launches will pave the way for the company’s full-scale commercial launch of this technology, [...] The post Orange to launch 5G in 17 European cities next year appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]



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