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Comcast reportedly creates mobile division, shuffles executives
Analysts think Comcast could launch a branded mobile play. The move is supported by a recent reorganization of executives … Read More

Analyst Angle: Waiting for the cable MSOs to get into mobile? They already are
Cable MSOs have been tied to the mobile space for years, but expect those ties to grow even stronger with the advent of 5G … Read More

Blue Jay Wireless slapped with $2M Lifeline fine
The FCC slapped Blue Jay Wireless with a $2M fine tied to fraudulent billing under the Lifeline Tribal lands initiative in Hawaii … Read More

AT&T, Orange target NFV, SDN open source, standards
AT&T and Orange signed a deal to tackle NFV and SDN open source and standards issues that continue to plague the … Read More

Microsoft cloud revenues double as Azure sees more adoption
In its latest quarterly earnings report, Microsoft detailed strong growth in its cloud computing business as companies … Read More

Interference hunting is fundamental to quality of service (sponsored)
Learn more about interference hunting, which takes up valuable and costly man hours while generating dropped calls and … Read More

Huawei and GE form IoT partnership
The industrial internet of things is the focus of a partnership between Huawei and GE. Huawei will leverage GE’s Predix OS … Read More

IIoT use cases in the oil and gas industry
To make up for lost revenue, oil and gas producers are looking for ways to decrease production costs by investing in … Read More

Case Study: Shell, Rockwell make oil and gas production smart
It is increasingly important to minimize maintenance and repair costs in the oil and gas industry. Learn how IoT can cut … Read More

Rio Olympics: Mobile carriers prep for heavy social media use
Brazilian carriers are improving their infrastructure to support projected high demand for social media use during … Read More

Rio Olympics: Games CIO explains use of ICT and internet of things
Elly Resende, CIO of the 2016 Rio Olympics, explained the ICT projects required for the games and talked about … Read More

Telenor Group won’t participate in India spectrum auction
Reporting quarterly earnings, Telenor Group says it has 211 million subscribers, and it won’t participate in an upcoming … Read More

SK Telecom targets global roaming for IoT network
SK Telecom is working with European companies to establish global roaming in support of an IoT network and attendant … Read More

Sprint talks 5G, NFV and SDN plans – Episode 68


Designing and deploying Wi-Fi for 5 GHz with Xirrus – Episode 37


Rivada Networks looks to tap new technology to bolster FirstNet –  Episode 35


Building a smart city – Episode 54


Editorial Webinar: View from the top: Tower and antenna technology trends


Editorial Webinar: Scalability, ROI and the Business Case for Small Cells
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Feature Report: View from the top: Tower and antenna technology trends
This report presents an overview of tower technology and tower investment trends, followed by a discussion of drone usage on cell towers and fiber testing. Three of the four major carriers now have processes in place to enable drones to inspect their tower top equipment, and the cost savings are significant. Explore the value of fiber fronthaul solutions and learn about the importance of optimization, FTTA, fronthaul and CPRI testing. Featuring American Tower, SBA Communications, ETAK Systems, EXFO, Kathrein, CommScope, Gap Wireless, gamma nu

Feature Report: Scalability, ROI and the Business Case for Small Cells
How do you make a small cell financially viable? The technology has been slower to ramp than expected, after meeting substantial cost, logistics and RF challenges in the real world. RCR looks at the status of the small cell market from home femtocells to public outdoor small cells, and how the telecom industry is unraveling the challenges of the small cell business case. Featuring NB+C, T-Mobile, ip.access, Verizon, Huber+Suhner, Field Nation
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IBM Webinar: Virtualized networks and cloud services drive proactive analytics demand

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Quortus White Paper: MEC – rebalancing the mobile network
This paper outlines a network architecture which implements 5G-like concepts of virtualization and network slicing today. This enables new business models and partnerships, driving new revenues into the whole value chain, both in immediate use cases like converged voice and data services for the enterprise, and in emerging applications.
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Adlink White Paper: New Architecture for 5G Using Industrial Cloud Computing
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Events
Aug 1-3 NIST Spectrum Symposium Boulder, CO
Aug 1-4
NI Week Austin, TX
Aug 31-Sep 2 Huawei Connect 2016 Shanghai, China
Sep 7-9 CTIA Super Mobility Las Vegas, NV
Sep 12-14 Service Providers Summit and Work Groups Nashville, TN
Sep 14 ETS Start Austin, TX
Sep 20-22 CCA Annual Convention Seattle, WA
Sept 26-29 SCTE Cable Show Philadelphia, PA
Sep 27-29 Smart Cities Week Washington, D.C.
Sep 28-29 TC3 San Jose, CA

Industrial IoT/5G Resources
Do all roads lead to 5G?

2016: A pivotal year for the Industrial IoT

5G: A triumph of hype over expectation?

Extreme IoT: Wisdom of the Earth

5 smart city drivers

How the Industrial IoT is changing enterprise asset management