With pressure rising, city eyes overhaul of cell-antenna rules

City Manager Ed Shikada and Planning Director Jonathan Lait’s approved an application for Verizon to install seven nodes in the city. “Crown Castle, the company that is installing the equipment on Verizon's behalf, protested Lait's rejection of its proposed design — fake mailboxes on downtown sidewalks — and his requirement that the equipment be placed in pole-mounted shrouds.”

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10 leading 5G projects

Capacity Media highlighted ten projects covering new ground in the 5G space, including the edge-computing lab, Living Edge Lab, that Deutsche Telekom launched in collaboration with Crown Castle. The article noted that the Living Edge Lab project is an "ultra-low latency mobile tes...

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...

The race to 5G wireless tech is on. A report finds Americans may have an early lead.

Cisco’s annual Visual Networking Index Report, which studies industry trends, found that by 2022, "fifth-generation cellular networks will power as many as 9 percent of mobile data connections across North America," compared with 4 percent in Asia, indicating that Americans ...

UK defense think tank warns that allowing Huawei into 5G network is 'irresponsible'

British defense and security think tank The Royal United Services Institute said that allowing Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei to participate in Britain’s 5G network is "naïve" and "irresponsible." The company has continued to face allegations that ...

5G Moto Mod gets FCC certification

The FCC has certified the 5G Moto Mod, suggesting that the attachment offering 5G capability could be on the market soon. Motorola announced in August the Moto Z3, a phone with magnetic backings that attach to Moto Mods, or modules. The mods, which were granted FCC approval on Fri...

Vapor IO forms alliance for full-service edge computing at its tower data centers

Vapor IO announced the formation of the Kinetic Edge Alliance, "an assortment of edge computing-focused partners that will support Vapor's data centers with the infrastructure, tools, and expertise needed for successful edge deployments." By the end of the year, Vapor says, it wil...

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