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Highlights from Vertix’s Weekly News Roundup: Month of September 2017

The telecommunications industry is preoccupied with safety and security, a natural reaction to the traumatic weather events and cyber-attacks dominating the news cycle of late. By the end of September, 22 states opted-in to the public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T. According to the legislation that created FirstNet, all U.S.…

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Highlights from Vertix’s Weekly News Roundup: Month of August 2017

The promise of IoT is rushing ahead and security concerns seem to be proliferating the telecommunications industry as of late. This month, a bill was submitted to the U.S Senate that mandates connected devices provided by government contractors receive regular updates, use the latest encryption, and eliminate all security vulnerabilities. The law could pass, but…

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Highlights from Vertix’s Weekly News Roundup: Month of July 2017

For much of July, the FCC seemed to be yet again the center of attention across the telecommunications industry. Early in the month, the Commission released initial post-600MHZ auction reassignments on a website dedicated to the repack process. It had also begun paying broadcasters for giving up spectrum. Additionally, broadcasters that have to repack have…

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Highlights from Vertix’s Weekly News Roundup: Month of June 2017

Figuring out 5G seems to be a prominent theme this summer. Network operators and wireless equipment vendors are looking to 5G as a telecommunications panacea. More interesting though is that major integrators like HPE and Dell EMC are developing technologies for the 5G stack to get in on what is speculated to serve as the…

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Highlights from Vertix’s Weekly News Roundup: Month of May 2017

This month’s wires were dominated by discussions around the adoption and implementation of 5G. Meeting the new wireless standards will support various deliverables for different providers – from the roll out of mobile broadband to the wide-scale facilitation of IoT. There are still many challenges to overcome: deploying standalone 5G networks that are fully independent…

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Highlights from Vertix’s Weekly News Roundup: Month of April 2017

Now that the FCC’s 600MHZ auction is finally over, it’s becoming clear who the winners are. Surprising many in the industry, AT&T and Verizon’s bidding activity was relatively lackluster, whereas T-Mobile spent $8B on 45% of the total low-band spectrum sold. Dish Network was another triumphant underdog, having purchased significantly more spectrum than towering rival,…

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Highlights from Vertix’s Weekly News Roundup: Month of March 2017

At this point it’s clear that IoT’s momentum is unstoppable. Naturally, the market is abuzz with speculation on how this phenomenon will play out. Even though there’s an overwhelming air of excitement surrounding IoT, there are an abundance of very reasonable concerns that include sensor inaccuracy defiling data analysis, users failing to apply security patches…

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Highlights from Vertix’s Weekly News Roundup: Month of February 2017

It’s finally coming to an end. On March 6th, the FCC is launching the final stage of its 600MHz auction process – the assignment phase, where winning bidders of the forward auction will bid on specific frequencies. This final tranche is scheduled to definitively end on March 30th. A modest $19.63B of proceeds were generated…

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Highlights from Vertix’s Weekly News Roundup: Month of January 2017

President Trump appointed senior Republican commissioner, Ajit Pai, to serve as the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Since he is already on the commission, he does not require Senate approval until the end of his current five-year term later this year when he’ll require reconfirmation. While it’s challenging to predict exactly what…

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