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    1. Reality Check: To-do list for 2017 includes five priorities en route to digital transformation

      Reality Check: To-do list for 2017 includes five priorities en route to digital transformation

      Editor’s Note: The RCR Wireless News Reality Check section is where C-level executives and advisory firms from across the mobile industry share unique insights and experiences.

      As key players in tomorrow’s digital ecosystems, carriers are redesigning their network architecture, operating processes and business models. It’s a long-term undertaking that will involve strategic re-orientation, service planning, and fundamental changes in network operations and organizational structure.

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    2. Ericsson and SoftBank to conduct 5G trials on 28GHz spectrum

      Ericsson and SoftBank to conduct 5G trials on 28GHz spectrum

      Ericsson and SoftBank have announced the next step of their 5G trial to 28GHz, after successfully completing the 4.5GHz and 15GHz spectrum on basic 5G trials in Tokyo.

      Started in August 2016, the comprehensive 5G run included base stations and user equipment with control signal feedback using mid-band spectrum at 4.5 GHz, which is now one of the future candidate bands for 5G services in Japan.

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    3. Test and Measurement: Ixia Security Report finds shifting network environment

      Test and Measurement: Ixia Security Report finds shifting network environment

      Networks are expanding in multiple dimensions — and that means that potential vulnerabilities are as well, according to a new report from Ixia.

      Attack surfaces are increasing in step with “the growth in IT complexity in three specific dimensions: (1) the number of data locations where data resides, (2) data throughput, and (3) IT tool complexity,” according to the new Ixia Security Report, which went on to say that “the continuous growth in data throughput capacity and distributed physical and cloud operations provide many more breach entry points. Combine this with the increase in the number of security, analytics, and compliance ...

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    1. TIA survey highlights 5G challenges, and why the Forum’s program is crucial

      A new survey highlights the gulf between mobile operators’ 5G ambitions and their deployment realities, especially when it comes to densification.

      The report, commissioned by the Telecoms Industry Association (TIA) and InterDigital, found that 33% of operators aim to start deploying commercial 5G services by 2020. However, this will only be possible if several challenges are addressed.

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    2. Calling hospitality players – a better mobile signal can transform customer satisfaction

      Hospitality is one of the industries in which a good mobile signal is most crucial to business success. Being able to make an unbroken voice or Skype call home is one of the most important ways in which customers rate their experience in a hotel or restaurant. If they have to go outside to get a signal, that can cancel out all the investments in luxury furnishings and attentive staff. Today, one-third of leisure travellers say they will not return to a hotel with inadequate wireless access, and this figure rises to 67% for business travellers. While nearly everyone in ...

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    3. Don’t miss out on the best chance this year to set the HetNet agenda

      A reminder from SCF Chair David Orloff, to register for the Cannes plenary

      Make sure you have your place secured at Small Cell Forum’s plenary meeting, to be held in Cannes in just two weeks’ time. This will be a vital event for all members to attend, and your chance to shape the Forum’s agenda for enterprise expansion and for the road to 5G. You can register here»

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