Telecom Tweets of the Week: 5G; net neutrality


Telecom Tweets of the Week: 5G; net neutrality
  1. Telecom Tweets of the Week: 5G; net neutrality
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    Another week, another round of the industry grappling with exactly what 5G is, how they’re going to make it work and what they’re going to do with it — oh yes, and how they’re going to make it profitable. I heard slightly less of the usual 5G-will-solve-all-network-problems-and-we’ll-all-get-a-pony hype — particularly at the antenna focus day, [...] The post Telecom Tweets of the Week: 5G; net neutrality appeared first on RCR Wireless…
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Another week, another round of the industry grappling with exactly what 5G is, how they’re going to make it work and what they’re going to do with it — oh yes, and how they’re going to make it profitable.

I heard slightly less of the usual 5G-will-solve-all-network-problems-and-we’ll-all-get-a-pony hype — particularly at the antenna focus day, where there was a much more practical discussion of the challenges in terms of cost, hardware/footprint limitations (hey guys, not everything can be software-defined!) and return on investment on the network investment. A few other hints: ATIS’ representative talking about how the 5G framework evolving in standards bodies isn’t radically different from LTE — he called it “LTE on steroids.” Meanwhile, Bob Everson, mobility domain leader for Cisco’s Global Service Provider segment, told the audience that in a report published earlier this year, the GSM Association found that 51% of operators saw the lack of a clear business case as their most significant concern about 5G — and their second biggest concern was spectrum fragmentation. Given that T-Mobile US and Sprint are talking about 5G in 600 MHz and 2.5 GHz respectively, that seems like a reasonable concern (and probably a huge challenge for device support).

Still giving this GSMA tweet the side-eye, though. Covering one-third of the world’s population by 2025, just five years after the standard is actually finalized? This industry can move quickly when it wants to, but that seems awfully optimistic, particularly if you’re talking about small-cell-intensive millimeter wave deployments.

In case you missed it, the Federal Communications Commission voted to start the process of rolling back its two-year-old “net neutrality” regulations. Twitter, predictably, exploded in a mix of wrath and satisfaction (okay, mostly wrath — it’s Twitter!): consumer groups and Democrats largely on one side, and broadband providers and Republicans largely on the other.

Katie Couric gave a run-down for the net neutrality neophyte:

 

Expect that battle to continue over the next 90 days of the comment period.

And lest we forget, Sprint and T-Mobile US merger rumors, probably the most well-worn telecom rumor of all time, emerged again in the past week. Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son said he wanted to be proactive in starting negotiations and that T-Mobile US was the company’s “first priority,” although it would be open to other tie-ups. Deutsche Telekom execs, meanwhile, were considerably more reserved — Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Höttges basically acknowledged that conversations were likely, but also commented that DT ought to be gi…

  1. Alaska Cops Fight for the Right to Sexually Exploit Prostitution Suspects

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    05.27 / 17:11 teoti.com
    Once again, cops are arguing that they need to be allowed to have sex with suspects in order to investigate prostitution allegations. And once again, lawmakers and journalists are acting like exploitation and assault of sex workers by law enforcement is a rare occurrence, rather than a national epidemic.…
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    05.27 / 16:27 digitaltrends.com
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    05.27 / 14:13 teoti.com
    here's this whole "Life comes at you fast" shtick that folks on Twitter use to point out people's hypocrisy. Suddenly Democrats care about federalism when it comes to immigration law enforcement! Suddenly Republicans don't care about federalism when it comes to immigration law enforcement! I try not to engage…
  7. June Mar Fajardo welcomes extra rest to help recover from flu after easy win over Alaska

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    05.27 / 14:04 spin.ph
    ANTIPOLO – June Mar Fajardo welcomed the extra rest he received in San Miguel Beer’s 109-97 win over Alaska in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Saturday night as he continues to recover from a flu that struck him this week. Coming in averaging 30.5 minutes in his first seven games this conference, the reigning MVP played less than 16 minutes on Saturday after missing the Beermen’s last two practices due to his illness. Alex Cabagnot, Marcio…
  8. Calvin Abueva set for return while JVee Casio still doubtful in Alaska's must-win game against Star

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    05.27 / 14:04 spin.ph
    ANTIPOLO City – Calvin Abueva is set to rejoin Alaska in practice and vows to play against Star on Wednesday in what would be a must-win game for the team in a bid to bolster its playoffs chances in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The forward who serves as the Aces’ resident energizer sat out the team’s 109-97 loss against San Miguel Saturday night at the Ynares Sports Center here owing to an ankle sprain he suffered in Alaska’s game against…
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    05.27 / 14:04 spin.ph
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  10. Leo Austria brushes off disagreement with Charles Rhodes after big SMB import tries playing point

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    05.27 / 14:04 spin.ph
    ANTIPOLO – San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria refused to make a big deal out of a small disagreement with Charles Rhodes in the fourth quarter of the team’s 109-97 win over Alaska in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Saturday night. In a play midway through the payoff period, Rhodes took the ball across the halfcourt line and only gave it up when he found pressure from a couple of Aces defenders. Although the SMB import had the luxury to do s…
  11. Alex Compton still sees a 'slimmer, a glimmer of hope' for Alaska despite alarming six-game slump

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    05.27 / 14:04 spin.ph
    ANTIPOLO City – Despite the harrowing turnaround to its PBA Commissioner’s Cup campaign, coach Alex Compton still feels Alaska can right the boat and get back in contention for the mid-season conference championship. Compton said there should be no excuses for the Aces’ turnstile that saw them lead the league at one point during their four-game winning streak to start the tournament, to teetering on the verge of being eliminated for a pl…
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  15. San Miguel Beer bounces back strong in sending shorthanded Alaska reeling to sixth straight loss

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    05.27 / 13:07 spin.ph
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    05.27 / 13:07 spin.ph
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  17. Alabama moves to protect Confederate monuments

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    05.27 / 12:21 teoti.com
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    05.27 / 12:11 spin.ph
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    05.27 / 12:11 spin.ph
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    05.27 / 12:11 spin.ph
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