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Key developments from the mobile backhaul sector, including synchronization.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 2/14/2019
Sprint is clearly preparing for a 5G onslaught of data on its network, with plans to pay up to $175 million to potentially switch from Ethernet to fiber backhaul and, separately, to expand its 2.5GHz signals into additional channels.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 2/7/2019
5G is only as fast as the backhaul from the tower that it's broadcasted from. But can 5G also replace the fiber backhaul connections that service those towers?
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 2/4/2019
Earl Lum of EJL Wireless Research braved 'dodgy' neighborhoods, dogs and other obstacles to map out what he believes are 99% of the cell sites for Verizon's 5G Home network in Sacramento. His most interesting finding? 10% coverage of the city.
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 1/29/2019
As Verizon ups its capex from the $17 billion to $18 billion range for 2019.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 1/23/2019
The UK mobile operators are exploring a 'monetization' of their towers joint venture and will further unwind their active network-sharing deal with the rollout of 5G services.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 1/15/2019
Craig McCaw, Ian Small and Marni Walden said they will act as advisers to Alphabet's Loon. Those kinds of high-profile executives could help Loon's balloons get off the ground.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 1/10/2019
Early trials prove that Full Duplex DOCSIS tech is real and poised to help cable operators deliver symmetrical 10-Gig speeds on their widely deployed HFC networks, top industry execs say.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 12/20/2018
In today's regional roundup: Huawei's troubles could be good news for Ericsson; Enea lines up another acquisition; Orange Business Services lands smart meter IoT deal; Ciena heads to the UK countryside; and more Ericsson.
By Craig Leddy, 12/14/2018
US cable providers are gearing up to play a crucial role by supporting transport of 5G communications, but their aspirations are clouded by the complexity of 5G itself.
By Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 12/14/2018
Many operators are expected to initially deploy 5G RANs in non-standalone mode on an LTE network, migrating later to standalone mode. But that migration is less than straightforward, and there are multiple options to consider.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/12/2018
New project jointly funded by NSF and industry consortium brings the power of profiles and fast instantiation to testing of massive software projects.
By Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 12/12/2018
Next-generation networks need innovation in the radio access network and Open RAN developments are set to disrupt the market – in a good way.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/5/2018
New tinier gateway is hardened for deployment on street furniture to provide backhaul for small cells, WiFi hotspots that will blossom with 5G densification, smart cities and more.
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