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  • Editorial Webinar: Learning by doing: Telecom putting 5G, MEC & virtualization to work for itself first
    by RCR Wireless News on April 7, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    As the telecom industry works to enable 5G, virtualization and MEC for enterprise customers, they are first experimenting with how those technologies can benefit their own factories, office buildings and operations. Who’s already using these advanced technologies, where and what benefits are they seeing? Speakers:Kelly Hill, Managing Editor, RCR Wireless NewsDanny Cobb, Fellow/VP Engineering, Dell [...]

  • Intel sees four critical inflections: Hybrid cloud, AI/ML, 5G, and edge
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on April 7, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Intel debuts 3rd generation Xeon scalable processor with telco SKUs tailored for the 5G era This week Intel announced its third-generation Xeon scalable processor which comes in SKUs that are optimized for use in telco networks that are becoming increasingly virtualized and disaggregated with proprietary, single-purpose boxes getting swapped for commodity hardware running virtualized and [...]

  • Verizon deploys network repeaters to expand 5G mmWave coverage
    by Catherine Sbeglia on April 7, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Last year, SureCall Founder & CEO Hongtao Zhan told RCR Wireless News that he believes that in five years, a staggering 80% of millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G networks will be made up of signal amplifiers, such as repeaters or boosters. While that remains to be seen, an announcement from Verizon that it intends to use [...]

  • Bharti Airtel to sell ‘unutilized’ 800 MHz spectrum to Reliance Jio
    by Catherine Sbeglia on April 7, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Bharti Airtel signed a trading deal to sell 800 MHz spectrum in Andhra Pradesh (3.75 MHz), Delhi (1.25 MHz) and Mumbai (2.50 MHz) to rival Reliance Jio Infocomm. Bharti Airtel’s CEO Gopal Vittal explained that the sale will allow the company to “unlock value from spectrum that was unutilized,” adding that the move aligns with [...]

  • GSMA: Spanish government will make ‘highly qualified worker’ travel exception for MWC registrants
    by Kelly Hill on April 7, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    The GSMA announced this morning that registered attendees coming to Spain for MWC Barcelona 2021 will be considered part of the “highly qualified worker” exceptions to the international travel ban that is in place. That ban — and in particular, the fact that travelers from the U.S. and China are currently denied entry to European [...]

  • Parallel Wireless trials all-G Open RAN with Etisalat
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on April 7, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Etisalat signed an MoU with Rakuten Communications Platform for cloud-native, Open RAN support Etisalat, following a joint announcement with Rakuten Communications Platform to develop a reference design for cloud-native, Open RAN networks, is furthering its commitment to disaggregation of the radio access network through a production trial with Open RAN specialist Parallel Wireless. Etisalat is [...]

  • Brazilian regulator expects to publish terms of 5G auction in July or August
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on April 7, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    The president of Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), Leonardo Euler, said that the publication of the 5G auction notice would probably occur in July or August, Brazilian IT site Teletime reported. The 5G auction’s business plan was finished by Anatel on March 19, and now the regulator expects the country’s Federal Audit Court (TCU) to [...]

  • Optus reaches 10 Gbps on 5G live site with Nokia
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on April 7, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Finnish vendor Nokia and Australian operator Optus claimed a record aggregate site throughput after hitting download rates of 10Gbps using 800MHz of mmWave spectrum at a live 5G site in Brisbane. Nokia stated the demonstration employed its AirScale Radio equipment and showcased the capabilities of mmWave 5G technology. The vendor also highlighted that Optus can [...]

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