California cities take a giant step backward on 5G

CALinnovates described the city of Los Angeles’s new street restoration fee and San Rafael’s recently passed small cell ordinance as "disappointing" examples of policies that stand to negatively impact California’s 5G future. The piece concludes that, "Obstructionist regulations by cities … are denying their residents access to the fastest and most reliable wireless networks, forcing local businesses to compete using outdated technology, and costing their first responders the best access to life-saving technology. Without updated infrastructure and policies in place, we’re all going to be losing out."

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Diversification seems the way forward

Crown Castle was cited as an example of asset class diversification in a Communications Today article, which discussed the high demand for "fiber-to-the-small-cell." "Crown Castle in the US has acquired many fibercos – including Lightower, FiberNet, and NextG – to prov...

Nokia emphasizes role of 5G transport, expands small cell band support

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, "Nokia announced enhancements to what it calls its ‘anyhaul’ portfolio, which includes microwave, optical, IP and PON solutions." Nokia’s Vice President of Networks Marketing and Communications Phil Twist said the combination of an...

Samsung announces the Galaxy S10 5G

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10 leading 5G projects

Capacity Media highlighted ten projects covering new ground in the 5G space, including the edge-computing lab, Living Edge Lab, that Deutsche Telekom launched in collaboration with Crown Castle. The article noted that the Living Edge Lab project is an "ultra-low latency mobile tes...

Cloaking the wireless invasion—city, telecoms try to hide small cell antenna systems

As small cells will continue to be installed in Palo Alto, there is a debate over what they should look like. The issue began playing out following a proposal from Crown Castle to install seven small cell nodes in the area for Verizon. While Crown Castle wanted to place an antenna...

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