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Indoor deployments to be key as 5G bridges wireless and wireline

Just as the term "mobile" generally refers to on-the-go connectivity, discussions about 5G often focus on faster and more reliable services for users as they move from place to place. But speakers at the Wireless Infrastructure Show this week reminded me not to dismiss the importance of indoor usage as carriers prepare to enter the 5G era.

Level 3 launches cloud-based Enterprise Security Gateway, aiming to reduce complexity, costs

Level 3 Communications has launched its Enterprise Security Gateway (ESG), a cloud-based network security system that addresses business customers' security needs as they transition to cloud services.

Wells Fargo: Tensions between carriers and tower companies 'at an all-time high'

The tension between U.S. carriers and tower companies is "at an all-time high," according Jennifer Fritzsche of Wells Fargo Securities, as operators continue to try drive down macrocell pricing.

DoCoMo CTO tries to debunk myths about 5G

With all the talk about 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), things can get pretty confusing. Seeking to dispel some of the most pervasive myths about 5G, NTT DoCoMo CTO Seizo Onoe presented a keynote at the IEEE International Conference on Communications in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday.

AT&T's 5G trials could deliver speeds around 5 Gbps this year

AT&T will start a 5G trial with "friendly" customers by the end of this year, delivering a multi-gigabit, fixed type of service, according to a keynote at the Big Communications Event (BCE) 2016 in Austin, Texas.

German researchers claim record with 6 Gbit/s data rate at 71-76 GHz

Researchers from the University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF are boasting a big achievement: Transmitting the contents of a conventional DVD in under 10 seconds by radio transmission, setting a new world record in wireless data transmission. The team used transmitters and receivers at 71-76 GHz E band.

Bouygues Telecom and Huawei achieve 1 Gbps 4G speeds using 4-band CA

Bouygues Telecom said it achieved speeds of more than 1 Gbps in tests on its 4G network with Huawei, becoming the latest operator in Europe to join what some have dubbed the "Gigabit LTE" club at least in terms of trials.

Telefónica expands use of Vasona Networks RAN management system in London

Telefónica made its first investment in its UK mobile business since the European Commission blocked a planned sale to CK Hutchison by extending its use of a Vasona Networks RAN congestion management product.

Dell'Oro: RAN market expected to decline by 8% in 2016

Dell'Oro Group said the total radio access network (RAN) infrastructure market declined at a double-digit rate year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016.

Olympics streaming goes uptown as NBC Sports Digital launches Playmaker Media

NBC Sports Digital is scaling up its online video streaming effort ahead of the Summer Olympics with the launch of a new end-to-end streaming service, Playmaker Media. While its inaugural client, the International Olympic Committee, isn't surprising, the service is clearly intended to compete directly with established end-to-end streaming providers like MLB Advanced Media.