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  • The Incredible Resilience Of Digital Infrastructure With Marc Ganzi
    by Carrie Charles, CEO, Broadstaff on July 31, 2020 at 8:00 am

      In these times of the COVID-19 pandemic, where almost all industries and infrastructures are taking a hit, the digital space has undeniably stood its ground and even became the connective tissue that is holding things together today. Speaking about the power of digital in this episode, Carrie Charles interviews digital influencer and infrastructure visionary, Marc [...] The post The Incredible Resilience Of Digital Infrastructure With Marc Ganzi appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • PALs auction update: $830 million and cruising
    by Kelly Hill on July 31, 2020 at 12:13 am

      The Priority Access License has raised nearly $832 million in bids after 13 rounds, including more than $56 million in the 13th round. The auction continues to show an unusual bidding pattern, compared to typical auctions that are dominated by large mobile network operators focused on building their spectrum holdings in the most densely-populated [...] The post PALs auction update: $830 million and cruising appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • US Cellular to deploy its 5G network in 11 more states
    by Catherine Sbeglia on July 30, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    The expanded US Cellular 5G network will be deployed on its 600 MHz spectrum As promised in a previous interview with RCR Wireless News, US Cellular is working hard to expand its 5G network, which was initiated in parts of Iowa and Wisconsin earlier this year. As part of the second phase of the company’s [...] The post US Cellular to deploy its 5G network in 11 more states appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Beijing installs 5,135 5G base stations in H1
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on July 30, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      China’s capital Beijing built a total of 5,135 5G base stations in the first half of this year, state-run news agency Xinhua reported. According to the report, Beijing will complete the construction of 13,000 5G base stations this year. By June, the total number of 5G base stations in Beijing had reached 22,500, said [...] The post Beijing installs 5,135 5G base stations in H1 appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Korean carriers to share 5G infra in small towns: Report
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on July 30, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      South Korea’s three major mobile operators aim to share 5G base stations in smaller administrative districts across the country to save costs and improve coverage, Korean press reported, citing government and industry sources. SK Telecom, KT, and LG Plus will set up a consultative body for their cooperation in the deployment of 5G infrastructure [...] The post Korean carriers to share 5G infra in small towns: Report appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Huawei number one in global smartphone market for first time
    by Catherine Sbeglia on July 30, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Analysts: ‘Huawei’s smartphone market success an unexpected and remarkable result’ Huawei has had a tough go of it lately as the U.S. continues to box the Chinese company out of 5G network deployments. However, the company has experienced a few wins this week, securing a multi-year agreement with Qualcomm perhaps inspired by the fact that, [...] The post Huawei number one in global smartphone market for first time appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Comcast sees 33.9% jump in wireless revenue as customer base keeps growing
    by Kelly Hill on July 30, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Quarterly revenues for Comcast dropped nearly 12% compared to the same time last year and its net income was down more than 4% as the company navigates the pandemic — but the cable company’s wireless segment saw strong growth of more than 33% in revenues and Comcast reported its second-best quarter in 13 years in [...] The post Comcast sees 33.9% jump in wireless revenue as customer base keeps growing appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Open RAN 101–Role of RAN Intelligent Controller: Why, what, when, how? (Reader Forum)
    by Eugina Jordan on July 30, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    History In 2G and 3G, the mobile architectures had controllers that were responsible for RAN orchestration and management. With 4G, overall network architecture became flatter and the expectation was that, to enable optimal subscriber experience, base stations would use the X2 interface to communicate with each other to handle resource allocation. This created the proverbial [...] The post Open RAN 101–Role of RAN Intelligent Controller: Why, what, when, how? (Reader Forum) appeared first on RCR Wireless News.



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