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  • Presidential alerts for cell phones to be tested this week
    by Kelly Hill on September 17, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    First national test of presidential alerts to mobile phones to be conducted this week A new emergency alert category will be tested nationally for the first time this week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission will conduct the first national test of a new emergency alert category on Thursday: presidential alerts, [...] The post Presidential alerts for cell phones to be tested this week appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Building on a foundation of virtualization
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on September 17, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Network virtualization investments often start with the EPC Last week T-Mobile US announced it worked with Cisco to deploy the “world’s largest” virtualized evolved packet core covering some 70 million subscribers. This is part of a five-year arrangement between the two companies that speaks to the longer network virtualization journey many operators are currently on, [...] The post Building on a foundation of virtualization appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Vodafone considers sale of tower assets in Europe to reduce debt: Report
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on September 17, 2018 at 2:35 pm

      Vodafone Group currently operates 110,000 towers across its European footprint U.K.-based telecom group Vodafone is considering selling towers in order to help reduce the company’s debt, which currently totals 31 billion euros ($36.2 billion), its incoming CEO Nick Read said. At a Goldman Sachs investor conference, Read said that the move will allow the [...] The post Vodafone considers sale of tower assets in Europe to reduce debt: Report appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • A ‘pall over PALs,’ but CBRS ecosystem moving fast
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on September 17, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    AT&T names CBRS suppliers; Federated Wireless and partners planning initial commercial deployments Conversations and news out of Mobile World Congress Americas last week in Los Angeles served as a reminder that, despite an ongoing lag at the regulatory level, the telecom ecosystem is ready to get to work on commercializing services in the 3.5 GHz [...] The post A ‘pall over PALs,’ but CBRS ecosystem moving fast appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Japanese firm Yamazaki Mazak selected to carry out 5G testbed in the U.K.
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on September 17, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      Yamazaki Mazak is currently part of the Worcestershire 5G consortium Japanese machine tool builder Yamazaki Mazak has been selected by the U.K. government as one of a select few companies to act as a testbed for the deployment of 5G technology. Yamazaki Mazak, which is part of the Worcestershire 5G consortium, said 5G technology [...] The post Japanese firm Yamazaki Mazak selected to carry out 5G testbed in the U.K. appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Eight edge computing trials and projects
    by Kelly Hill on September 17, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Edge computing trials are testing entertainment, industrial use cases and more Edge computing puts compute resources closer to the end user, enabling lower latency, more predictable quality of service and the ability to offer a more flexible, cloud-based service enablement environment at the network edge. Multi-access edge computing is expected to be a significant foundational [...] The post Eight edge computing trials and projects appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • AT&T swapping Los Angeles IoT services for small cell sites
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on September 17, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Carrier sees public/private partnership model as potentially accelerating small cell deployments Last week during Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles, AT&T announced a major IoT project with the city focused on driving efficiencies in traffic management, public safety, natural disaster preparedness and other applications that fall under the umbrella of “smart cities.” As a [...] The post AT&T swapping Los Angeles IoT services for small cell sites appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • With disaggregated networks, who do you call when something breaks?
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on September 17, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Move to disaggregated networks presents opportunities and challenges for operators From the oRAN Alliance and the Telecom Infra Project to ETSI and the Open Compute Project, there’s a long-term move in the telecom industry toward multi-vendor interoperability and flexible software control built on open-source software. The idea is to put vendor lock-in to bed and [...] The post With disaggregated networks, who do you call when something breaks? appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]



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