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TIA launches task group to develop industry standards for edge data centers

The Telecommunications Industry Association announced the launch of a new standards task group to "develop industry best practices for Edge Data Centers." Last year, TIA’s Edge Data Centers Working Group, chaired by Rebecca Hunter of Crown Castle, released a position paper o...

West Lake Hills works to improve connectivity

Following complaints of "dead zones" reported by residents and police officers, West Lake Hills, TX, is exploring ways to improve wireless connectivity. AT&T has begun installing small cell nodes in places around Austin and Rollingwood, and an AT&T spokesman gave suggestio...

Fort Collins municipal broadband will offer first service in August

The city of Fort Collins’, CO municipal broadband enterprise, Fort Collins Connexion, will connect its first customers to high-speed internet this August. While construction began in November 2018 and the Fort Collins Connexion Broadband Business Plan calls for a constructio...

T-Mobile has 5G towers in most top U.S. markets, handsets arriving in 2019

During T-Mobile’s fourth-quarter 2018 results call, executives maintained that they’re "ready and excited for the launch of the company’s nationwide 5G network." T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said the company is adding "thousands upon thousands of new sites with 600Mh...

Senators ask the FCC to investigate wireless carrier throttling

Three senators asked the FCC "to investigate whether U.S. wireless carriers are throttling popular applications without telling customers." The request came following a Bloomberg report that the largest U.S. telecom companies are slowing internet traffic to and from apps such as Y...

Huawei likely faces 5G ban in Canada, security experts say

Security experts say that Canada will "probably ban Huawei Technologies Co. from its 5G network…though Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may delay the decision as long as possible to avoid jeopardizing three Canadians detained in China." Canada would join countries including th...

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