The Growing Importance of Cloud Orchestration

Despite lingering concerns about security, reliability and, yes, costs, the enterprise is still very eager to migrate workloads to the cloud. And not surprisingly, cloud providers are equally eager to take on enterprise workloads. So what’s the problem? From an operational perspective, the main stumbling block appears to be the . . .

2022-02-21T22:26:48-05:00November 22, 2017|Categories: Design and Engineering|0 Comments

T-Mobile US Prioritizing 600 MHz Repack in New York City Metro Area

T-Mobile US continues its effort to aggressively deploy its 600 MHz holdings. Following activation of rural sites in Maine and Wyoming, the carrier is now focusing its efforts on the high-value, high-density New York City metropolitan area. T-Mobile spent around $8 billion in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction of . . .

2022-03-15T22:03:34-04:00November 3, 2017|Categories: Design and Engineering, Partnerships|0 Comments

New SoftBank Test Builds on Trial Focused on 28 GHz

Japanese mobile telephony operator SoftBank plans to work with Ericsson to conduct a joint trial of 5G in the 4.5 GHz band in dense, urban areas of Tokyo. The two companies said this 5G trial will involve two new radios, virtualized radio access network and evolved packet core RAN, beamforming, . . .

2022-02-21T22:28:11-05:00September 21, 2017|Categories: Design and Engineering|0 Comments

MulteFire Releases Version 1 of Its Specification

MulteFire Alliance released version 1.0 of its specification, according to the consortium’s press release, is based on Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) releases 13 and 14. Release 1.0 enables LTE to operate in unlicensed, shared spectrum. Essentially, as I wrote last week, there are two kinds of spectrum: licensed and . . .

2022-02-21T22:30:26-05:00May 30, 2017|Categories: Design and Engineering|0 Comments

Cable Operators Projected to Offer Mobile Phone Service by 2018

Cable operators will claim 10% of the U.S. wireless market by 2020, New Street Research predicted, stealing most of those customers from the biggest wireless carriers. T-Mobile and Sprint have increased their share of the U.S. mobile market in recent quarters, New Street analysts observed in a research note this . . .

2022-02-21T22:32:14-05:00May 19, 2017|Categories: Design and Engineering|0 Comments

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 . . .

2022-02-21T22:32:32-05:00March 15, 2017|Categories: Design and Engineering|0 Comments

Ericsson Predicts North America to Lead Initial 5G Push

In 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% . . .

2022-03-15T22:03:52-04:00March 3, 2017|Categories: Design and Engineering, Partnerships|0 Comments

FAA Approval Allows Qualcomm to Test Drones in Real-world, Mixed Environment

Drones are an amazing example of existing technology that can leverage 4G networks, and soon 5G networks, to take on a wide variety of tasks and bring new efficiencies and savings to a wide range of industries and enterprises. Qualcomm got a certification of authorization from the U.S. Federal Aviation . . .

2022-02-21T22:32:54-05:00February 16, 2017|Categories: Design and Engineering|0 Comments

2017 Predictions: Opportunities Abound in 5G, Connected Car Space

Communication Service Providers face two daunting roadblocks before them – one social and one technical – before there’s any hope of reaching the digital service provider promised land. On the social side, they must overcome general dissatisfaction among their customer base. A recent study by Accenture and Salesforce.com found that . . .

2022-02-21T22:34:28-05:00January 13, 2017|Categories: Design and Engineering|0 Comments

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