5G coming to indoor small cells
Wed Jan 17 11:17:00 EST 2018
Ericsson says it will add 5G capabilities to its Radio Dot indoor small cells this year, and make the solution commercially available in 2019. The company says mobile network operators will not be able to meet indoor coverage needs with 5G outdoor radios. Even today, LTE networks do not offer sufficient coverage in many buildings, [...]
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OpenSignal: Verizon, AT&T network speeds increasing after absorbing unlimited plan impacts
Wed Jan 17 11:16:25 EST 2018
Verizon and AT&T both saw big dips in network speeds after introducing unlimited plans, according to OpenSignal, but those impacts have largely been mitigated and speeds are improving as the first anniversary of industry-wide adoption of unlimited plans approaches. In February 2017, Verizon finally made the move to begin offering unlimited data plans,following T-Mobile US’ [...]
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French regulator launches process for 5G trials
Wed Jan 17 09:55:16 EST 2018
Arcep said it will offer temporary frequency permits for local telcos to carry out 5G trials in nine cities French telecoms regulator Arcep said it will issue temporary frequency authorizations to develop 5G pilots in France.The regulator said it will offer spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band (3400 – 3800 MHz) in the metropolitan areas [...]
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DAS supports CBRS and LAA
Wed Jan 17 08:29:12 EST 2018
Advanced RF Technologies says it is the first distributed antenna systems provider to launch support for the 3.5 GHz and 5 GHz spectrum bands. This week the California company said its DAS now supports both Citizens Broadband Radio Service and License-Assisted Access. The nationwide wireless carriers are testing CBRS and LAA to augment indoor capacity, [...]
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