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Verizon's McAdam on 5G: Fixed deployment 'gives you all the return on capital that you need'

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said that the carrier's 5G tests in its Basking Ridge, New Jersey, headquarters have shown speeds of up to 1.8 Gbps, and he hinted that the range of that service could reach up to 1,000 meters. And McAdam said that a fixed deployment of 5G technology could be profitable enough to provide the carrier a complete return on its investment in the technology, irrespective of a mobile 5G service.

Ampthink completes 600-access point Wi-Fi installation at Mall of America

Ampthink credits its ability to relatively quickly wrap up a recent large-scale Wi-Fi installation to off-site staging and kitting.

Millimeter wave technologies show promise for 5G, but propagation, LTE interoperability remain key issues

BOSTON-- Wireless and cable operators may see millimeter wave spectrum bands as a key element in the 5G roadmap, but questions about network propagation and interoperability with existing LTE services remain.

Small Cell Forum takes first steps toward establishing roadmap for 5G HetNets

The Small Cell Forum said it has laid the foundations for multi-vendor and multi-technology HetNets, and established a 5G roadmap by publishing the first tranche of blueprints for a comprehensive HetNet architectural framework.

Mun: Wi-Fi offloading isn't as popular as it used to be in stadiums

I love sports cars- especially Ferraris. They exude beauty in design and engineering. Though I have only sat in Ferraris in showrooms, the experience always brings out a smile of excitement. In financial terms, however, the luxury sports car segment is not that exciting.

Small cell backhaul remains a hot topic among fiber providers like Zayo and Lumos

Backhaul services for wireless carriers, including for small cells, continues to be a noteworthy opportunity for the nation's fiber providers like Lumos and Zayo. Indeed, executives from both companies discussed the small cell opportunity during their respective earnings conference calls this week, noting that demand remains slightly unclear but that the eventual opportunity could be significant.

Sprint inks deal with CommScope for 'extensive deployment' of LTE/Wi-Fi small cells

CommScope said Sprint has committed to "an extensive deployment" of its small cells in small to medium-sized business locations. And the deal appears to signal Sprint's eagerness to expand its presence in the managed Wi-Fi market.

DAS revenue slides in 2015 but still due for renewed growth, IHS says

Global distributed antenna system (DAS) equipment revenue took a hit in 2015, sinking 12 percent to $1.9 billion. But IHS's biannual DAS report predicts the market will rebound at a compound annual growth rate of 2.4 percent, leading it to a total of $2.2 billion by 2020.

ABI Research: Bluvision ranked as leading BLE beacon vendor

ABI Research placed Bluvision as the leader among 24 Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacon vendors, and predicted that the industry is unlikely to see significant consolidation in the near-term.

AT&T, Mobilitie partner on network upgrades at Churchill Downs ahead of Derby

For the fourth straight year, AT&T and Mobilitie are teaming up to boost mobile network capacity at Churchill Downs ahead of next month's Kentucky Derby.