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  • AT&T details expansion plans for 5G NR service
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on February 13, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    How are businesses using AT&T’s 5G service? While its standards-based mobile 5G network is currently available in parts of 12 markets, AT&T this week detailed both near- and long-term expansion plans with the goal of providing nationwide coverage by 2020. On Dec. 21, AT&T turned up service in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, [...] The post AT&T details expansion plans for 5G NR service appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Rakuten invests in US vRAN vendor Altiostar ahead of mobile launch
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on February 13, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      The Japanese company aims to launch mobile services in Japan in October 2019 Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten announced plans to invest in U.S.-based virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) vendor Altiostar, as the former company is on track to launch a mobile network in Japan using vRAN in October. Rakuten said that the investment in [...] The post Rakuten invests in US vRAN vendor Altiostar ahead of mobile launch appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Germany mulls changes in telecom law to set stricter controls for vendors
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on February 13, 2019 at 3:25 pm

      All vendors would need to pass a security certification process in order to operate in the German market Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced the intention to introduce changes in the country’s telecommunications law in order to implement stricter conditions to all foreign vendors willing to operate in the market, Reuters reported, citing the RND [...] The post Germany mulls changes in telecom law to set stricter controls for vendors appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • FCC says 600 MHz clearing is ahead of schedule
    by Kelly Hill on February 13, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    FCC makes another $68.1 million available for broadcasters’ transition costs The clearing and repacking of 600 MHz spectrum in the wake of the incentive auction is ahead of schedule, according to the Federal Communications Commission. The commission made another $68.1 million available to support broadcasters’ transition costs, as they either go off-air, share channels or [...] The post FCC says 600 MHz clearing is ahead of schedule appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Kinetic Edge Alliance formed to deploy edge computing infrastrcuture at scale
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on February 13, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Edge computing sites will be pre-integrated to support CBRS There’s broad consensus in the telecom industry that building out edge infrastructure will be key to delivering latency-sensitive 5G use cases, as well as enabling enterprise and industrial initiatives that fit under the umbrella of digital transformation. But who will lead that build out is still [...] The post Kinetic Edge Alliance formed to deploy edge computing infrastrcuture at scale appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Ericsson, Intel jointly developing software-defined infrastructure for 5G
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on February 13, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Software-defined infrastructure focuses on using common hardware to support variable 5G workloads As service providers increasingly take an IT-centric approach to building and managing increasingly complex networks, there’s a move toward swapping out single-purpose hardware for more flexible infrastructure that uses software to virtually spin-up network functions and services. This reduces capex and allows for [...] The post Ericsson, Intel jointly developing software-defined infrastructure for 5G appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • How dynamic spectrum access can accelerate 5G deployment (Analyst Angle)
    by Adlane Fellah on February 13, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    The 5G era is quickly approaching. This next generation of mobile networks will provide high-bandwidth mobile broadband and underpin many converging technologies and use cases: smart cities, smart factories, autonomous vehicles, augmented and virtual reality, video communications, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more. 5G promises to be the data backbone of the future economy. [...] The post How dynamic spectrum access can accelerate 5G deployment (Analyst Angle) appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Editorial Report: Livin’ on the Edge: Service Assurance in an NFV, MEC World
    by Kelly Hill on February 12, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    How is service assurance evolving to meet the needs of virtualized/hybrid, multi-cloud networks? Agile, software-centric networks present new challenges for visibility, particularly in the context of automation, container use and implementation of multi-access edge computing. RCR Wireless News explores the current challenges and state of the art for service assurance in telecom networks, both in [...] The post Editorial Report: Livin’ on the Edge: Service Assurance in an NFV, MEC World appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]



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