Posts tagged with: small cells

Best way to deploy 5G mmWave? Use repeater tech, says Mobile Experts

What’s the best way to deploy a high capacity 5G millimeter wave network? Incorporate a mix of commercially available repeater tech, according to new research by Mobile Experts, which found operators could cut costs by as much as 52% compared...

U.S. counts more than 417K cell sites as of 2020

As carriers densify networks and build out 5G, the number of cell sites in the U.S. grew to 417,215 by the end of 2020, according to a survey from CTIA. CTIA, a wireless industry group representing carriers and others in the...

Verizon in a millimeter wave groove, CTO Malady says

C-band deployments may be front and center as 2021 progresses, but Verizon continued to build millimeter wave 5G sites throughout the pandemic and has gotten into a good rhythm to support high traffic areas, according to CTO Kyle Malady. In...

Movandi demos 5G mmWave repeater tech for C-V2X

Startup Movandi completed a successful demo on Verizon’s 5G network, showcasing how its repeater technology can expand millimeter wave for connected vehicles and C-V2X applications. Driving 1.4 kilometers on a city street in San Jose, California with a Movandi-powered indoor BeamXR...

Open RAN revenue skyrockets in Q1, tipped to double in 2021

Two new open RAN reports issued this week showed revenue from sales of compatible hardware and software skyrocketed in Q1 2021 and predicted the technology could provide a significant boost to global GDP by 2030. Dell’Oro Group VP and analyst...

Crown Castle sees 5G frenzy, raises outlook for 2021

There’s so much activity going on with the deployment of 5G in the U.S. that Crown Castle now expects 11% growth in adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) per share for the full-year 2021, which is above its long-term annual target...

Nokia to deploy indoor small cells for South Korea’s LG Uplus

South Korea’s LG Uplus plans to deploy Nokia indoor small cells for expanded 5G coverage. Under an agreement announced Monday, the mobile operator will use gear from Nokia’s AirScale Indoor systems at locations across the country, including places like shopping...

Verizon delivers 5G to Air Force base in Florida, Marine base in California

Verizon recently announced the latest three cities with access to its 5G Ultra Wideband millimeter wave (mmWave) network: Sacramento; Seattle; and Pensacola, Florida.  Pensacola is notable because it will enable a 5G network that Verizon has started deploying at Tyndall...

C-band positive for small cells too: Crown Castle

While initial deployments of C-band spectrum in the U.S. are largely expected to happen on macro tower sites, Crown Castle expects small cells to come into play eventually as well, in part because the higher frequency band has shorter signal...

Crown Castle inks 15K small cell deal with Verizon

Crown Castle secured a deal with Verizon for 15,000 new small cells, while T-Mobile cancelled thousands of sites planned for Sprint. The lease agreement with Verizon, announced Wednesday, calls for 15,000 small cells over four years to help build out...
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