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Some massive MIMO antennas might be a little too massive

Executives from some of the nation’s biggest tower companies, including Crown Castle, offered differing views on whether Massive MIMO antennas represent a big new revenue stream. Earlier this year, in response to a question during an earnings call about possible revenue stre...

MobiledgeX public mobile edge network goes live with Deutsche Telekom

MobiledgeX, an edge computing company founded by Deutsche Telekom, completed "what it calls the first public mobile edge network with DT in Germany." The article noted that building a similar edge network in the U.S. is more complicated because unlike European counterparts, most U...

Shelley McKinley: Rural broadband key to Virginia's future

Shelley McKinley, general manager of technology and corporate responsibility at Microsoft in Redmond, WA, wrote an op-ed in The Virginian-Pilot highlighting the importance of broadband access in the state in order to "start or run a modern business, access telemedicine, take an on...

Internet providers want tax break to install broadband

Internet service providers "are asking the state Legislature to give them a decade-long property tax break on fiber optics they install" in Montana. Geoff Feiss, general manager of the Montana Telecommunications Association said that, "Making it more financially appealing to insta...

Our view: How to grow our rural economy

The Fayetteville Observer published an editorial highlighting that in small towns and across the countryside in North Carolina, internet service "too often is barely faster than it was in the early days of dial-up service." The editorial stated that lawmakers "have been unwilling ...

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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