Ridgeland, Mississippi-based C Spire last week became the first company to successfully demonstrate a 5G fixed wireless solution in Mississippi using Nokia equipment with a direct connection to its fiber-based commercial television service.
Back at the start of the month, Facebook announced OpenCellular, its open-source radio access platform. It wasn't that difficult to see it coming. Yet, I'm not so sure that OpenCellular is going to have a massive impact on the market. It's not that I want it to fail. It's just that I feel like we've all been here before in some fundamental ways.
Vodafone UK advanced its strategy to offer fixed as well as mobile services to its customers with the launch of a new fixed voice and broadband service targeted at small business.
The NFV market is expected to increase by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42 per cent from $2.7 billion in 2015.
Wireless carriers across the globe, including in the United States, are moving more quickly than expected toward 5G network technology, according to the CEO of Ericsson, the world's largest wireless equipment vendor.
Crown Castle's small cells business is threatened by both push-back from local municipalities and the lower rents the smaller antennas can command, according to BTIG Research.
Smart home applications may still be seen as a novelty, but in-home security is on the rise with Parks Associates forecasting that about 24 percent of U.S. broadband households will have an IP camera by 2020. The research firm added that over 50 percent will have a smart home controller and 26 percent will have a home security system.
Researchers from Facebook's Connectivity Lab say they've demonstrated a conceptually new approach for detecting optical communication signals traveling through the air – and it could have implications for delivering internet service to far-flung places around the world.
Mobile markets around the world are on the cusp of a major transition as carriers progress toward 5G and as proprietary network providers gain traction in the burgeoning IoT. Meanwhile, LTE penetration in the U.S. hit 78 percent last year, according to OpenSignal, and it's substantially higher in markets such as Japan and South Korea.
While the ink is still drying on the FCC's 278-page order on Spectrum Frontiers, it's worth taking special note of this moment in time – one that has been compared to the magnitude of releasing the 1900 MHz PCS band spectrum in the 1990s.