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Why did utilities pay so much for CBRS licenses?
September 25, 2020
The much anticipated CBRS Auction 105 is over, and it did not look much different from any other cellular auction, with enterprises sitting out of the bidding. With one exception: utilities, who paid a higher MHz/pop than mobile operators. In this article, we look at what made PALs attractive to utilities and what it tells us about the value of CBRS spectrum.
The distributed cloud makes DevOps adoption more compelling for CSPs
August 4, 2020
5G is coming. CSPs have started to transition to a cloud-native network architecture that breaks the mold of today’s centralized, monolithic networks and introduces an end-to-end distributed cloud. How is this changing the way operators run their networks? What is the role of DevOps in this transformation?
Empowering video surveillance and video analytics with a distributed cloud
July 29, 2020
How can a distributed cloud improve video surveillance and video analytics? New business models? New use cases? New players? Read more on the importance of edge, low latency, slicing and virtualization in expanding the role of video in 5G networks.
Making sense of enterprise in-building wireless options
July 12, 2020
Wi-Fi alone cannot support all the indoor connectivity needs of enterprises and venues. In this blog, Monica Paolini discusses how new technologies and business models are shaping the future of in-building wireless and enabling new use cases.
Spectrum-sharing, MIMO hold promise for more tower use
July 1, 2020
Spectrum-sharing, MIMO and CBRS: an opportunity for tower companies? Monica Paolini, Ph.D., founder and principal of Senza Fili, spoke at a panel session during the AGL Local Summit in Seattle.
Protecting the US, or isolating it? The long-term effects of US policies on Huawei
June 8, 2020
Reflections on what the US sanctions on Huawei may mean to the US wireless industry, by Monica Paolini, Senza Fili and published by Fierce Wireless
No one size fits all: Finding what’s right for in-building wireless
April 19, 2020
No one size fits all: Finding what’s right for in-building wireless. A conversation between Upendra Pingle, CommScope, and Monica Paolini, Senza Fili
Seamster Launch
April 7, 2020
Watch the Seamster Launch event that I moderated on April 1, 2020, with speakers from MobiledgeX, Topio Networks, WWT, VMWare, Dell, Accedian and Stratacache. 
TeleSemama interview on OpenRAN
March 25, 2020
Listen to the interview I did for TeleSemana on OpenRAN. In the interview, I discuss the results of the survey I did for Mavenir on how mobile operators view OpenRAN. Why and where do they want to deploy OpenRAN? What are the requirements? 
Localized spectrum sharing to improve in-building and rural connectivity in the UK
February 25, 2020
New interview added to the CBRS launch report: Mansoor Hanif, Ex-CTO at Ofcom talks about a new spectrum-sharing framework in the UK that – similarly to Citizen Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) – will improve wireless connectivity in the enterprise and in underserved areas. And the Ofcom new approach to spectrum sharing promises to make both mobile operators and their subscribers happy, too.