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Germany to allocate 5G frequencies in the second half of 2019, won’t ban Huawei

Germany’s telecom regulatory body, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA), announced that it is preparing to allocate frequencies for local 5G networks in the second half of this year. BNetzA said companies will be able to apply for spectrum in the 3.7-3.8 GHz band for use in i...

How New York City will make 5G accessible and affordable

After asking three companies – Neutral Connect Networks, Fiberless Networks, and Edge Fibernet – to experiment with 5G on Governors Island Park, New York City officials have “learned that deploying 5G will be challenging, but the benefits are significant.” ...

Taneytown officials consider limits on installation of small cell wireless technology

The Taneytown, MD Mayor and City Council discussed an ordinance “that would place limits on the implementation of small cell wireless apparatuses erected on public grounds in the city.” The ordinance “would establish a framework for aesthetic criteria that a smal...

Georgia Senate OKs rural broadband bill

Georgia senators voted 53-1 for a bill primarily aimed at increasing broadband deployment in rural Georgia and would allow the state’s 41 electric membership corporations (EMCs) to get into the broadband business. In a statement, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said that, “Broad...

Viewpoint: D.C. needs to speed up 5G deployment

Vincent Orange, president and CEO of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, penned an op-ed in the Washington Business Journal stating “the robust development of revolutionary 5G networks throughout the city is well overdue.” Orange highlighted the benefits of small cells, rang...

5G’s deployment’s downside? Dip in small cell spend

AGL Media Group reported that there may be other factors affecting small cell rollout, such as regulatory uncertainty surrounding the FCC small cell order. Crown Castle’s Scott Longhurst was quoted stating “we are in a strange 90-day window. Even though the small cell ...

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