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Aspen readies itself for 5G and small cell technology

The city of Aspen is working to update its rules governing wireless infrastructure in the wake of a Federal Communications Commission edict that streamlines the process for deploying new antennas for 5G wireless service.The FCC order, which was handed down in September and took ef...

China to press ahead with investments in 5G and Internet of Things, NDRC official says

China will press ahead with investments in artificial intelligence and 5G in 2019 as it competes with the US in the two key areas amid a technology race between the world’s two biggest economies. China’s state planner has singled out AI, the industrial internet, Intern...

San Jose, 100 cities, Cos. sue FCC over broadband power grab

With a broad boost from U.S. Reps. Anna G. Eshoo and Jackie Speier (D-Palo Alto, Hillsborough), a large coalition of Western cities and counties are waging a legal showdown with a shuttered federal government in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals over control of 5G wireless installa...

State rules on wireless antennas would strip local control, say city officials

The Georgia General Assembly is expected to take up a bill this session that would reduce local regulations on the deployment of small cell technology. Kimberly Adams, Crown Castle’s Government Relations Manager for the South Area, worked with the city of Brookhaven on its o...

5G rollout will maximize San Francisco’s competitive edge

While San Francisco has a highly educated workforce and receives 45 percent of the total venture capital investment in the entire U.S., the city does not "have a commitment from all major 5G infrastructure providers to deploy in the city." San Francisco has chosen slow deployment ...

Apple claims Qualcomm wouldn’t sell it 5G chips, delaying transition

Apple is claiming that it was interested to continue working with Qualcomm on modems, but that it was forced to start second-sourcing from Intel as a result of Qualcomm’s intransigence on the modem issue. In fact, Apple’s shift to 5G has been delayed because it must re...

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