Africa is an attractive market for independent tower operators for several reasons. First, there is a big and growing demand for wireless communications. The population of sub-Saharan Africa is big, estimated by the UN at around 1.2 billion people, growing at 2-3 percent a year. Yet, wireless penetration is only […]

T-Mobile urged the FCC to deny a petition from AT&T that asks the Commission not to grant the 2.5 GHz licenses T-Mobile recently won at auction. AT&T told the agency: “T-Mobile already far exceeds the Commission’s spectrum screen in many areas and holds far more spectrum than even T-Mobile thinks […]

Deutsche Telekom said that telecom regulator Bundesnetzagentur provided support for these 6 GHz tests with a special license German carrier Deutsche Telekom said it tested frequencies in the 6 GHz band in the city of Bonn under real-world conditions. The telco noted that these are relatively high frequencies, compared to […]

While we all take time this week to give thanks where it’s due…family, friends, health… the editorial staff at Inside Towers would like to express our appreciation for the privilege of covering this industry. Taking into account its performance over the last few years, with COVID, natural disasters, economic headwinds […]

As the FIFA World Cup kicked off over the weekend, Qatar was wired up and ready with 5G technology. Throngs of fans engaging in the premier global football event will benefit from access to peak gigabit speeds provided by Vodafone Qatar and Ooredoo Qatar. The whole country, however, has benefited […]

Around the world, regulators are exploring various strategies to spectrum management that makes room for private network allocations. At the recent Private Networks European Forum event, representatives from regulatory agencies in the U.K. (Ofcom), Sweden (PTS) and Germany (Federal Network Agency, or BNetzA) discussed their respective approaches to spectrum allocation […]

The FCC is expected to release its long-awaited broadband maps today. This will open the door for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to start allocating the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program’s $42.5 billion. This is the largest part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s $65 […]

‘We didn’t quite realize the magnitude of taking a well-adopted, single-user technology and making it multi-user,’ says LitePoint exec Certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance in 2019 and based on the IEEE 802.11ax standard, Wi-Fi 6 is designed for high-density, multi-user environments and features uplink and downlink OFDMA, 8×8 multi-user MIMO […]


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