The educational content of this category relates to mobile backhaul/fronthaul/offload evolution for Telecom/Communications Service Providers' (CSPs) mobile and fixed networks.  Best practices and guidance are targeted to telecom providers, contractors and others aligned with the ICT industry.

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5G/6G & Fixed Wireless Access/Mobile Evolution

DAS and Wi-Fi Gets Sporty

March 1, 2020
University of Colorado (CU) and Colorado State University (CSU) Get Agile to Deploy DAS and Wi-Fi in Sport Stadiums — The recent football and basketball season saw University ...
FTTx/Optical Networks

With Big Densification Comes Big Responsibility

March 1, 2020
Intelligent Fiber Management for Next-Gen Latency Challenges — It’s 2020. We’re living in the Golden Age of both bingeworthy and cringeworthy OTT content. Streaming is indeed ...
5G/6G & Fixed Wireless Access/Mobile Evolution

Monetize Your Fiber Investment

Feb. 1, 2020
3 Surefire Ways to Light Up Your Revenue — Optical fibers have become affordable enough for forward-thinking infrastructure organizations — from independent network operators,...
FTTx/Optical Networks

It’s Time to Tap Out

Nov. 15, 2019
TAP Into FTTH for the Underserved — Bringing broadband service to rural and underserved, exurban areas can pose unique challenges to providers. Deployments must cover great distances...


5G/6G & Fixed Wireless Access/Mobile Evolution

Rethinking Network Transformation

Nov. 1, 2019
Utilizing Dynamic Spectrum Access Technologies to Connect Billions — Radio spectrum is the vital resource needed for any wireless communication and is a finite resource. Historically...
FTTx/Optical Networks

SaskTel’s FTTP Success Strategies

Oct. 1, 2019
6 Best Practices You Can Use — SaskTel is a Communications Service Provider (CSP) in Saskatchewan, Canada. The company owns and operates Saskatchewan’s largest network that connects...
FTTx/Optical Networks

Your Fiber Checklist

Oct. 1, 2019
Best Practices for Optic Cable Installation — This article focuses primarily on placing fiber optic cables in ducts through vaults or manholes. However, much of the content is...
ISE Columnist Gerry Christensen, Research / Strategy
5G/6G & Fixed Wireless Access/Mobile Evolution

What Is Sixth Generation Wireless?

Sept. 15, 2019
New Spectrum and Frequencies and a New Future — Just as the jump from 4G to 5G represents an expansion of spectrums used and introduction of new frequencies, so will […]
FTTx/Optical Networks

5G Networks Demand Rigorous Testing

Sept. 1, 2019
Emerging Optical Testing Needs for Today and Tomorrow — 5G networks are expected to have speeds and bandwidth that match — or at least rival — wireline systems. To achieve […]...