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#TBT: Ericsson launches DSS; Huawei plans a French factory; US Cellular launches 5G…this week in 2020

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News is pulling out all the stops for Throwback Thursdays, drawing from our archives to resurrect top headlines from the past. Turn on the time machine, put on the sepia hues, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories!

Ericsson launches DSS

Ericsson announced that its Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) solution is commercially available, indicating that the new technology is already active in a number of 5G networks around the world. Ericsson said its spectrum sharing solution enables 4G and 5G technologies to be deployed in the same band and on the same radio through a software upgrade – dynamically allocating spectrum based on user demand over a basis of 1 millisecond. Ericsson also noted that dynamic spectrum sharing is the most economically feasible way to deploy 5G in existing bands – enabling broad 5G coverage from day one – using spectrum more efficiently and delivering superior user performance. “For the first time, our customers don’t have to re-mine spectrum before deploying a new ‘G’ and can quickly get 5G on the same footprint they have with 4G today. … Read more

Huawei presents plans for a factory in France

Chinese supplier Huawei has announced that it will build a new factory for wireless communication products in France. In a statement, the company said the new automated and smart facility will specialize in 4G and 5G equipment and will primarily manufacture supplies for the provider’s European customers. Huawei pointed out that it chose France for this new manufacturing plant because of the country’s mature industrial infrastructure, highly skilled workforce and geographical position. “This manufacturing facility will add to Huawei’s integrated value chain in Europe, improving the speed and reliability of Huawei deliveries to European customers,” Huawei said in a statement. The company noted that the new smart factory will require an overall investment of 200 million euros ($220 million). … Read more

US Cellular launches 5G in Racine, WI

In October, US Cellular announced plans to roll out 5G technology for customers in Iowa and Wisconsin in the first quarter of 2020, and now, with spring rapidly approaching, the carrier has provided Racine, Wisconsin, a 5G network. Racine was named a “Smart City” last summer – the smallest city to receive the honor – which no doubt drove US Cellular’s decision to begin its 5G rollout there. When the carrier first revealed plans to begin 5G operations in Wisconsin, it also said the initial 5G rollout would leverage its 600 MHz spectrum and represent the first phase of an expansion. multi-year network plan for its next-generation network. “Iowa and Wisconsin are two of our largest markets and we are excited to introduce 5G technology to customers in urban and rural communities where other carriers have not,” said Michael Irizarry, vice president. -Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer at US Cellular. “Broader 5G coverage will give our customers even faster data connection speeds for a better experience doing the things they love on their devices.” … Read more

Bringing 5G indoors

Because 5G’s blazing speeds rely on a high-frequency millimeter wave spectrum, which doesn’t penetrate well, indoor deployment continues to be a big problem for network growth and, according to Corning, only 10 % of buildings in the United States currently use an indoor solution dedicated to 5G. To address these challenges, the tech company is working with Qualcomm to develop a 5G mmWave infrastructure specifically for large indoor spaces, because as Corning VP of Wireless Solutions Michelle Engarto said, we can’t continue to close the door to 5G. “It is natural that carriers want to bring [5G] cellular signals inside,” she explained to Wireless CPR News. “5G should not be expected to stop at the door of a building, especially since 80% of calls are initiated indoors.” And it’s not just phone calls. Engarto said Corning wanted to provide this solution because the number of applications requiring high-speed, massive bandwidth and slow latency is only increasing. … Read more

Cradlepoint talks about 5G for business

Cradlepoint wants to “set the bar on what a 5G solution looks like for businesses”, according to CMO Todd Krautkremer, and the company has named Australian Telstra as the launch partner for a new portfolio of 5G connectivity solutions aimed at the business market. Customer trials are set to begin in April, with Telstra using Cradlepoint’s new W2000-series 5G wireless adapters and its NetCloud management service. The W2000 is the sub-6GHz version of the product, which features rugged indoor and outdoor hardware units; in addition to Telstra, Cradlepoint said it expects W2000 trials with additional unnamed carriers to begin in mid-2020. The W4000, which supports 5G in the millimeter wave spectrum and solves indoor penetration issues via a rugged outdoor unit that can be directionally mounted to provide a link to the nearest millimeter wave cell site. close, should be available in the third quarter of this year. . Cradlepoint is also planning a “scalable path to 5G” via a 5G modular modem for existing Cradlepoint 5G Ready dual-mode routers. This modular modem is expected to debut later this year. Cradlepoint says the new wallet offers “a graceful path to 5G” for fixed wireless enterprise networks; it is intended to enable operators to quickly bring enterprise-specific 5G solutions to market, at a stage of 5G product development where enterprise-specific offerings are still rare. … Read more

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