". . . AT&T expects to finish its efforts to build out fiber to roughly 14 million locations within the next 12 months." This fiber will support FirstNet and 5G installations. AT&T plans to install 5G equipment on towers as it installs the FirstNet 700 MHz equipment. This will reduce AT&T's 5G infrastructure costs. We … Continue reading FirstNet Build Out Reduces AT&T 5G Costs
Russ Steele As I am reading about 5G small cell implementation there is a nagging thought, how will cities, towns, and villages deal with multiple providers who want to install small cells on community light poles. What happens when AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint/TMobile all want to use the same light pole? Not a problem in … Continue reading Small Cell Pole Dilemma
A rule exempting small wireless facilities from environmental impact review. A "small cell" is a radio access point used to enhance cellular coverage by complementing large "macro cell" towers. The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires historic preservation review for “undertakings," and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires environmental review for “major Federal actions.” … Continue reading FCC: Small Cells Exempt from Environmental and Historical Review
Todd Shields writing at Bloomberg U.S. regulators set rules for gear operating in a swathe of airwaves that may be useful for fast 5G networks, helping to set the stage for an auction of the frequencies to mobile carriers. The Federal Communications Commission with a 4-0 vote Thursday said equipment used in the 24 GHz … Continue reading FCC Moves Toward Auction of Airwaves Useful for Fast 5G Service
Wired takes a look at the stakes in the global competition to deploy the next-generation wireless service. TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR the next generation of wireless services aren’t even finalized, yet the US and China are already locked in a crucial race to be the first country to deploy a so-called 5G network. Or at least … Continue reading Does It Matter If China Beats The Us To Build A 5G Network?
Facebook’s been talking Terragraph since way back during its 2016 F8 keynote. The social media giant’s ambitious plan to bring fast Wi-Fi to cities is taking another key step toward real world trials with the addition of Qualcomm. The chipmaking giant announced today that it will add the 60Ghz tech to its future chipsets, with … Continue reading City Centric 60 Ghz WiFi?
Well, yes as expected "Pessimism about 5G has been growing behind the scenes in the mobile industry but Huawei is the first large infrastructure company to state it explicitly,: Canalys analyst Ben Stanton told the Financial Times this week. "The reality is that 5G will be incredibly expensive for operators to deploy, requiring tens of … Continue reading 5G Over Hyped?