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Who wins 6 GHz band: Wi-Fi or 5G NR-U?
November 3, 2020
The 6 GHz is the new unlicensed band, with up to 1,200 MHz it can double the amount of spectrum available to Wi-Fi and open a new band for 5G NR-U. How important is the 6 GHz band? Where will it be available? Will it be a Wi-Fi band or a 5G band?  
CBRS PALs: Everybody wins
October 15, 2020
Mobile operators were the major winners – and highest spenders – in the CBRS FCC PAL auction. Verizon and Dish showed a strong commitment to CBRS. Cable operators and other service providers had a narrower focus. Utilities were the most interesting auction participants. What does this tell us about the prospects of CBRS? Why most enterprises stayed out of the auction?
Bridging the disability digital divide
October 13, 2020
Transcript of the Sparring Partners on how wireless technologies can help us bridge the digital divide that affects people with disabilities and create a more inclusive society, with Chris Lewis, Lewis Insights, Chris Nicoll, Nicoll Associates, and Monica Paolini, Senza Fili.
Freedom to innovate and create: How can Open Digital Architecture (ODA) help CSPs?
September 30, 2020
The Open Digital Architecture (ODA) is a TM Forum platform designed to help mobile operators in their digital transformation and transition to a cloud-native architecture for OSS/BSS in 5G networks. Should mobile operators adopt ODA? What are the challenges? What are the benefits? How does the new platform take mobile networks beyond the traditional OSS/BSS?
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