AT&T Flying COWs

AT&T Flying COWs In October of 2016 RCR reported FCC approval allowing Qualcomm and AT&T to test the deployment and use of drones for specific use cases.   Well last month AT&T provided an update on these trials and announced the addition of “flying COWs” to their barnyard.  COWs in the cellular industry often refer to “Cell on Wheels”.  In this case however COW stands for “Cell on Wings” and the

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Analyst Angle: The 5G Versus Wi-Fi False Debate

As that 5G standards are close, people must be careful about defining terms when we make an argument about 5G. When talking about the actual radio standard, it seems pretty certain 5G will be a continuation of 4G, i.e. technology purely from the cellular community. Despite some recent overtures, Wi-Fi seems to have lost its chance to contribute to fundamental standards and the two technologies will continue on their separate

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The Case for Multi-operator Small Cells in the Enterprise

Multi-operator small cellsThe Small Cell Forum makes the case for using sharing models to enable enterprises to take advantage of small cells. The key to multi-operator small cells, according to the industry advocacy group, is virtualization – separating the network functions from the radio and moving management and optimization to the cloud. “The benefits to the mobile industry of virtualization are clear, with a range of major advantages including cost reduction, scalability

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Ericsson Predicts North America to Lead Initial 5G Push

5G deviceIn a new report Ericsson predicts that North America will lead the world in 5G connections by 2022, with the region accounting for 25% of the forecast 550 million 5G connections worldwide. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the second fastest in terms of 5G subscription growth, accounting for 10% of 5G connections by 2022. As one of the world’s largest telecom devices vendors, it’s probably no surprise Ericsson is

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