LINCOLN — A bill the wireless industry says would help Nebraska ramp up for the next generation of high-speed communications hit a roadblock Wednesday and now appears stalled for the year.Senators who opposed the bill said it would have allowed wireless companies to reap profits from public property while hamstringing the ability of local governments to control their right-of-way.Lawmakers who backed the proposal expressed disbelief that their colleagues would pass up hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment to build improved wireless technology many Nebraskans clearly want. “Slim and none,” said Sen. Curt Friesen, the bill’s sponsor, when asked about his chances of finding 33 votes to break through a filibuster. The Henderson senator said he intends to introduce a similar measure next year.Legislative Bill 389 would have set statewide regulations and fees for companies to install what are called small cell wireless antennas on new and existing … [Read more...] about Nebraska legislators hung up on 5G wireless bill
When is 5g coming
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jan Rabaey, University of California, Berkeley (THE CONVERSATION) Every decade or so, the wireless industry rolls out a new cellular communications standard that can transmit more data more quickly. Already under development is the next round, called “5G” because it’s the fifth major generation of these standards for encoding and transmitting data over radio waves. The first generation, retroactively called 1G, was a fully analog system for transmitting voice. In contrast, 2G phones transmitted voice and data digitally. Subsequent generations, 3G in 2000 and 4G in 2010, made technical improvements that brought data rates up from 200 kilobits per second to hundreds of megabits per second. With 2020 approaching, 5G is expected to transmit 1 gigabit per second – and perhaps as many as 10. Being able to send and receive that much data so quickly opens … [Read more...] about What is all the fuss about 5G?
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] has gone on the offensive against Australian claims it poses a security risk, issuing an open letter to the government saying that view was “ill-informed.” There has been much speculation about Huawei in recent weeks as Australia prepares to announce a tender for its massive 5G mobile telecommunications rollout, with local media reporting the country’s spy agencies have advised against including the company. Australia, like the United States, worries Huawei is de facto controlled by China, raising fears that sensitive infrastructure will fall into the hands of Beijing. “Recent public commentary around China has referenced Huawei and its role in Australia and prompted some observations around security concerns,” Huawei’s chairman and two board directors wrote in a letter to government that the company released to the media on Monday. “Many of these … [Read more...] about China’s Huawei goes on offensive as exclusion from Australia 5G deal looms
By Jussi Rosendahl HELSINKI (Reuters) - Telecom network equipment maker Nokia <NOKIA.HE> is expected to post another plunge in quarterly profits on Thursday ahead of an anticipated boost later this year from next-generation 5G networks. The industry has struggled since demand for the current generation of 4G mobile equipment peaked in 2015, but the Finnish company has forecast 5G roll-outs will start later this year in the United States, followed in 2019 by renewed buying cycles in Japan and South Korea. "This should be the last weak quarter of this network market cycle," said Mikael Rautanen, an analyst at research firm Inderes, who has a "buy" rating on the stock. Chief Executive Rajeev Suri is upbeat on the outlook for the second half: "Almost all profit expectations for their network business are based on his words at the moment," Rautanen said. Shares in the company were boosted last week as Swedish rival Ericsson <ERICb.ST> posted an unexpected swing to a modest … [Read more...] about Nokia’s profit expected to drop ahead of 5G fillip
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and the First Lady on Monday toured the My Son Sanctuary, a world cultural heritage site in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam, as part of his ongoing state visit to Vietnam. The trip was made within the framework of President Kovind’s first state visit to the Southeast Asian county, scheduled from November 18 to 20. The Indian leader praised local works in protecting the sanctuary, believing that joint efforts among the two governments, Indian experts, and Quang Nam authorities will contribute significantly to the reservation and promotion of the world cultural heritage. Nguyen Ngoc Quang, secretary of the Quang Nam Party Committee, thanked President Kovind and the Indian government for their sponsorship, hoping that more assistance would come regarding the conservation of the historical site. After touring the site, the visiting leader planted a bodhi tree, brought from India, near the entrance of the sanctuary. President Ram Nath … [Read more...] about Politics Indian president visits My Son Sanctuary in central Vietnam Vietnam awards first trial 5G license to Viettel