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Private LTE and CBRS, Paving a Path for In-Building Connectivity

5G networks are no longer a dream of the future.  5G networks are finally here and they are delivering faster speeds with lower latency.  Initial deployments are focused on macro networks but, with the exception of large sporting venues or convention centers, the timing of 5G for in-building applications is not clear.  Despite the uncertainty, there is a path to improve wireless connectivity indoors, maximize the 4G LTE experience and

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5G to Represent Over 15% of Mobile Market by 2025: GSMA

2025 Mobile Market ForecastThe 5G market is expected to reach 1.4 billion connections by 2025, representing over 15% of the global mobile market, according to a new study by the GSMA. The report clearly delineates how 5G networks, AI (artificial intelligence), smart platforms and the internet of things (IoT) are going to transform the lives of citizens and businesses around the globe. KEY TAKEAWAYS: The 5G market will represent over 15% of the

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Managing the Costs of Bringing 5G to In-Building

5G In Building WirelessLarge-scale 5G commercial deployments are expected to begin making their way across the U.S. by 2020. Now is the time to begin preparing for the costs related to bringing in 5G in-building. It has become increasingly challenging for small to mid-size enterprises (SME) to prepare for costs associated with transitioning to 5G. One of the primary means of controlling the costs of bringing 5G in-building is to eliminate the need

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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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