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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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...

Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies complete 2.6 GHz 5G NR test

Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies said they have achieved a non-standalone 5G New Radio data call at 2.6 GHz, adding a new frequency band to those successfully tested for commercial deployment. "Together with Qualcomm Technologies, Ericsson continues to make strides on commercial...

Council to vote on ordinance which will usher in 5G communications throughout city

The Pasadena City Council will conduct a first reading Monday, Jan. 14, of a proposed ordinance that will amend Chapter 12.22 of the Pasadena Municipal Code, relating to telecommunications facilities, as the first step towards complying with a federal order to accelerate the deplo...

Florida the pacesetter on adoption of autonomous vehicles

In an op-ed by Chris Emmanuel, director of Infrastructure and Governance Policy for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and Malcom Eve, Crown Castle’s public affairs manager for the South Area, the two noted that as new technologies grow in number and complexity, Florida is "le...

Court rules in favor of FCC 5G regulatory rollbacks

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit "turned down a motion to stay the FCC’s revised rules related to the rollout of small-cell 5G technologies." The ruling allows a Federal Communications Commission order — one that takes away decision-making from local gov...

Sami Badri, Credit Suisse explains direct and indirect beneficiaries of 5G

At the CapRE Fourth Annual Greater Seattle & Pacific Northwest Data Center Summit, keynote speaker Sami Bardi, senior analyst at Credit Suisse, spoke about his 5G research. Bardi highlighted companies that are directly, positively impacted by the 5G adoption rate, including AT...

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