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Multi Beam Antennas Are Changing The Way Engineers Design Wireless Solutions

Multi beam antennas are changing the way engineers design in-building wireless solutions for certain stadiums and arenas.  In February, Verizon announced the use of multi beam antennas at US Bank Stadium as a part of their Super Bowl 52 preparation.  And, more recently AT&T announced the use of multi beam antennas at Amalie Arena. The attraction to multi beam antennas is simple.  Using multi beam antennas, the cellular carriers can

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FirstNet Devices Emerge to Increase Situational Awareness

FirstNet DropKitEmergency “drop kits”, handsets, modems and Internet of Things (IoT) modules are all emerging and will be available soon if not already for First Responders looking to utilize FirstNet.  Following the recent APCO show in Las Vegas, RCR Wireless News reported several product announcements including a handset developed by Motorola Solutions and a modem by Cradlepoint. KEY TAKEAWAYS: New devices available to address first responder connectivity challenges. A new suite

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AT&T to Deploy 5G-Ready Connectivity Services for Frisco Station

AT&T said this development in Texas will be one of the first connected communities in the U.S. built from the ground up with 5G technology AT&T announced plans for Frisco Station, a 242-acre, mixed-use development in Frisco, Texas, to deploy integrated connectivity. Frisco Station said that the development will be one of the first connected communities in the nation built from the ground up with 5G Evolution wireless technology from

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Emerging Technology in Large Venues

Emerging_Technology_in_Large_VenuesEven before the popularity of Unlimited Wireless plans data usage at major sports and entertainment venues over the last 5 to 10 years has grown at astonishing rates.  Most of that data usage is driven by the availability of social media on handheld devices because there is an expectation that fans or participants post, snap, tweet or live stream events so that friends can share each other’s moments.  To satisfy

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Under-seat Antennas Triple Network Capacity

ATT and San Francisco Giants Under Seat ExperimentThe San Francisco Giants are busily ramping up for next season with the help of  an offseason experiment by AT&T, that just may change the way sports venues and carriers think about cellular deployment. A massive installation of under-seat antennas has significantly improved the cellular capacity at AT&T Park for AT&T customers, according to the team and the carrier. By installing cellular antennas inside 916 existing under-seat Wi-Fi antenna enclosures,

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Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Enhanced Open™: Transparent Wi-Fi® Protections Without Complexity

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Enhanced Open™: Transparent Wi-Fi® Protections Without Complexity Over time, we’ve come to expect fast, reliable, and secure wireless access everywhere. Wi‑Fi® has steadily delivered increasing performance, and it is essential that privacy and security evolve as well to meet ongoing threats. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Enhanced Open™ is the first in a series of programs Wi-Fi Alliance® is launching to address the unique demands of modern connection scenarios. It provides confidentiality for

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Digital DAS: Digital Approach to Maximizing Capacity

Digital DAS: Digital Approach to Maximizing Capacity On of the larger challenges that face operators today is how to cost-effectively deliver high-capacity 4G coverage, especially in densely populated indoor areas. In city centers, stadiums, and transport hubs, high numbers of end-users connecting to a network in a single location can cause a bandwidth bottleneck, slowing down traffic and reducing data speed and reliability. The problem exists when users expect to

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Code Requirements for Public Safety Communications Systems

In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it became very clear that in-building communications needed to be improved upon, so as to allow high-quality communications between occupants and first responders. Accordingly, in 2009 an initial set of standards were published in both the International Fire Code (IFC), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code. Updates to the standards are continuously being made and adoption by local authorities varies.

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802.11ax: The Next Generation of Wi-Fi is Nearing

The standard for the next generation of Wi-Fi technology hasn’t been officially finalized. However, that hasn’t stopped chipsets, reference designs, and test equipment from making it to the market to support the transition to 802.11ax. The 802.11ax ecosystem has begun picking up steam, with products from chipsets to access points — and the test equipment to make sure they work — making their debut this year. In fact, Aerohive announced

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FCC Commissioners Express Interest in Redesignating Public-Safety 4.9 GHz Band for Commercial Use

FCC commissioners initiated a proceeding to examine potential new rules that might spur greater use of the 4.9 GHz spectrum band currently dedicated to public safety. Several FCC commissioners said less than 4% of potential licenses use the 4.9 GHz band, which the FCC designated for public-safety use in 2002 and has since been the subject of several policy revisions. KEY TAKEAWAYS: FCC commissioners unanimously initiated a proceeding that might spur greater

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