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M1 and Nokia complete small cells trial in push for speedier networks

M1 Limited and Nokia achieved close to 1Gbps network download speed after completing the licensed assisted access (LAA) small cells trial. Leveraging on the advanced interworking capabilities of LAA and precise planning and design carried out by M1’s engineers and Nokia&rsqu...

China’s Huawei announces small increase in new 5G customer base

On Dec. 18, Huawei Technologies said it has secured more than 25 commercial contracts for 5G, slightly above the 22 the Chinese technology giant had announced here in November. Huawei has shipped more than 10,000 base stations for the fifth generation of mobile communications, its...

Virginia governor proposes $250 million universal broadband plan

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced a proposal to spend $50 million on building universal broadband internet service in his upcoming budget, the first part of a multi-year $250 million plan to improve internet access across the commonwealth. The increase for the state’s 20...

DeSantis's economic transition team talks 'smart infrastructure,' 5G wireless and smart cities

Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis’ economic transition team held a conference call this week to pitch suggestions that will drive Florida’s economy going forward, including WiFi signals on highways, statewide 5G cell phone service and ‘smart cities’ friednly to a...

Cable 5G transport shows promise and complexity

As cable providers are preparing to provide transport services for 5G, Crown Castle is expanding its fiber network, while Verizon and AT&T appear to be establishing their own fiber-based transport wherever possible. The industry is exploring how its WiFi coverage and emerging ...

2019 is looking good for the tower industry

Tower companies may continue to see revenues increase from network build-outs. According to Wall Street analysts, "The good times appear set to continue for the nation’s tower companies – including Crown Castle, SBA Communications and American Tower…" Some facto...

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