Blog

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. 
Autonomous networks
February 9, 2020
5G brings more capacity, lower latency, better performance, but also makes wireless networks more complex. Automation, AI and ML can help us manage and benefit from this complexity and eventually make wireless networks autonomous. This requires a new underlying architecture and a gradual evolution from manual to autonomous networks.
Who will build and pay for the edge?
December 18, 2019
There is broad industry consensus on the need and value of the edge, but it is still uncertain how the move to distributed networks will unfold, especially in the enterprise, alongside the rise of IoT and private networks. Who will build and pay for the edge infrastructure?  Both the enterprise and service providers may try to position themselves to dominate the edge infrastructure, but it is more likely, more efficient and cost effective for them to share the helm of the edge and build new and deeper working and financial relationships than they have been able to do until now.
Enabling the wireless enterprise with ultra-low latency and high reliability
December 17, 2019
Does the enterprise need the high reliability and ultra-low latency that 5G and Wi-Fi 6 can bring? Which applications need URLLC? And can the enterprise afford the cost of URLLC?