Upshot Briefing: Spectrum Management

Interview with Karl Nebbia, Director of Spectrum Solutions at Alion Science and Technology

Click here to watch the presentation on YouTube

Top Down or Bottom Up, FCC's 5G Broadband Wireless Ruling Looks Good Either Way

Even as 5G Standards Remain Undefined, FCC's 'Spectrum Frontiers' Illuminates a Path Forward

Last week, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of a new wireless broadband roadmap, aka "Spectrum Frontiers, which designates 11 GHz of licensed high-speed spectrum for LTE and 5G infrastructure, and which set rules use of 7GHz of unlicensed airwaves. Even as debates continue over the definition and standard of what is 5G, the FCC has stepped up to the plate and shown it is ready to work with industry to meet grand new goals the entire ICT ecosystem has come to expect from the next era of LTE and broadband wireless.

Weekly Report

A Recap of Recent Industry News That Caught Our Attention.

Markets and Technology

5G — To support the development of 5G in the U.S., the FCC allocated almost 11 GHz of licensed and unlicensed spectrum above 24 GHz. The commission is also asking for comments on allocating an additional 18 GHz, including E-Band.

Verizon released a 5G radio specification that defines guidelines for testing and validating technical components. Read it here.

Have You Deployed Connected Devices in the Field?

Can You Share Your Experiences with Fellow Professionals From Various Industries?

The IoT M2M Council – the largest and fastest-growing trade association in the IoT sector – is offering serious incentives for technology Adopters to share their experiences.  The IMC is now nominating industry executives of high standing for seats on its Connected Leadership Committee (CLC) – a steering/advisory committee of OEMs, enterprise users, and applications developers that deploy IoT solutions in the field. Just some of the benefits of having a seat on the CLC include…

Have You Deployed Connected Devices in the Field?

Can You Share Your Experiences with Fellow Professionals From Various Industries?

The IoT M2M Council – the largest and fastest-growing trade association in the IoT sector – is offering serious incentives for technology Adopters to share their experiences.  The IMC is now nominating industry executives of high standing for seats on its Connected Leadership Committee (CLC) – a steering/advisory committee of OEMs, enterprise users, and applications developers that deploy IoT solutions in the field. Just some of the benefits of having a seat on the CLC include…

Approval of Spectrum Frontiers will Help Drive U.S. 5G Leadership & Innovation

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, commends the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for today’s adoption of Spectrum Frontiers, and says the plan will help advance U.S. 5G leadership. The rules open four new bands of high-frequency “millimeter-wave” spectrum above 24 GHz to mobile devices, and make the United States the only country to date that has opened high-band spectrum for 5G networks.

Vodafone Report Shows Strong Revenue Growth From IoT Adopters in the Americas

74% of American Respondents View IoT as Critical for Future Business Success

Vodafone announced today Americas findings from its fourth annual Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer Report, the leading global survey of the IoT sector. This year’s survey results show the business impact IoT technology can achieve, as 55% of IoT adopters in the Americas have seen revenue growth by greater than 20% following IoT implementation.

FCC Takes Stance on Broadband Wireless Spectrum and TDM Voice Transition

US becomes first to open high-band spectrum for 5G networks; FCC Also Announces Expedited Legacy Voice Transition for CSPs

FCC TAKES STEPS TO FACILITATE MOBILE BROADBAND AND NEXT GENERATION WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES IN SPECTRUM ABOVE 24 GHZ

New rules will enable rapid development and deployment of next generation 5G technologies and services

Semtech to Participate in LoRa Alliance Member’s Meeting and Open House on July 19-21

LoRa Alliance Members From All Over the World to Meet and Showcase LoRaWAN Solutions in Munich

Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, will demonstrate its LoRa wireless RF technology, including its recently announced LoRa geolocation solution, at the LoRa Alliance All Members Meeting and Open House on July 19-21 at the Hilton Munich.

OpenCloud opens VoLTE for third-party development

OpenCloud has packaged Clearwater IMS, OpenIMS HSS and OpenCloud Sentinel VoLTE TAS in a single, downloadable image

OpenCloud, the telecoms software innovator, has today launched a single VoLTE image – a downloadable software package for software engineers to develop Voice and Video over LTE services. The image comprises of the OpenCloud Sentinel VoLTE Telecom Application Server (TAS), Clearwater IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) from Metaswitch and the OpenIMS Home Subscriber Server (HSS). 

The software package provides a fully-functioning, live environment to show how developers can rapidly create unique VoLTE services for operators’ business and consumer customers. 

Featured Reports

Mobile Infrastructure in China

Historically, network infrastructure is the most expensive component in a mobile operator's overall CAPEX, which holds true in China, the biggest and fastest growing 4G market in the world. This report provides an in-depth overview of market revenue, equipment shipments, and the competitive landscape for carriers.  Buy now