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    1. Sprint renews network focus with tri-band push

      Sprint renews network focus with tri-band push

      Sprint renews network focus with tri-band push 09 NOV 2017 Tweet Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said the operator wants to “dramatically” enhance its coverage with a renewed focus on networks that will push tri-band spectrum to all sites and utilise Altice’s cable infrastructure for small cell deployments. At an investor conference, Claure indicated a little less than half of Sprint’s cell sites currently run on 2.5GHz spectrum alone.

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    2. Verizon pushes FCC for “one-touch” siting reform

      Verizon pushes FCC for “one-touch” siting reform

      Verizon pushes FCC for “one-touch” siting reform 19 SEP 2017 Tweet Verizon renewed its call for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt a “one-touch” approach meant to streamline new infrastructure deployments. According to the operator, a “one-touch make-ready” strategy would provide faster access to utility poles and increase installation efficiency for new small cells and fiber by allowing a single contractor to do all the work.

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    3. Nokia expands portfolio with 5G in mind

      Nokia expands portfolio with 5G in mind

      Nokia expands portfolio with 5G in mind 06 SEP 2017 Tweet Nokia is ramping up its product portfolio to help operators boost LTE coverage and increase network performance, with the view of ensuring “a smooth transition to 5G”. In a statement, Nokia said the move comes in response to mobile broadband traffic growth, with operators experiencing a greater strain on their network.

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    4. 5G Americas president predicts broad societal impact

      5G Americas president predicts broad societal impact

      5G Americas president predicts broad societal impact 25 MAY 2017 Tweet LIVE FROM GLOBAL 5G EVENT, TOKYO: Chris Pearson, president of industry trade group 5G Americas, said services using the next-generation technology will permeate every part of society and offer the potential for huge cost savings across all industry sectors. Pearson ( pictured left ) told delegates 5G services could produce $160 billion in annual benefits and savings globally.

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    5. Small Cell Forum targets 5G with latest specifications

      Small Cell Forum targets 5G with latest specifications

      Small Cell Forum targets 5G with latest specifications 23 MAY 2017 Tweet Small Cell Forum (SCF) said it completed its latest release, “providing operators with a comprehensive blueprint for densification of today’s networks and laying foundations for future 5G systems”. David Orloff, chairman of the group, said: “The next few years will see densification on a massive scale of both existing 4G networks as well as next generation 5G systems.

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    6. SpiderCloud tackles operator capacity challenge

      SpiderCloud tackles operator capacity challenge

      SpiderCloud tackles operator capacity challenge 06 APR 2017 Tweet EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: SpiderCloud CEO Mike Gallagher ( pictured ) emphasised mobile capacity is now key to enable operators to meet growing demand for data. Speaking to Mobile World Live , the boss of the enterprise small cell specialist said operators are “under pressure to deliver a wonderful service,” particularly in places including airports and arenas where large numbers of subscribers are congregated.

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