Focus on Learning is Key to Success for ADRF’s Julie Song



For Julie Song, president of Advanced RF Technologies Inc.,  embracing the value of learning has helped drive not only her career but also the growth of her business.   Song  grew up in Los Angeles  and studied electrical engineering at the University of California at San Diego , a  relatively unusu...
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Opportunity is the Name of the Game as CBRS Comes to Market

Opportunity is the prevailing theme of the Citizens Broadband Radio Services band, which is just beginning to reach the commercial deployment stage in the United States. With a sizeable chunk of mid-band spectrum available on both a licensed and lightly licensed basis, a variety of intriguing use ca...
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On the Block: CBRS PAL Licenses Set for Auction

Expectations are high for Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). The so-called Innovation Band will open the doors for a variety of new and interesting applications from private LTE to industrial IoT, while testing a new spectrum-sharing framework. K.C. Halm and Heather Moelter, of Davis Wright Tr...
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The Use Case for CBRS in Hospitality

Hospitality is just one vertical market that stands poised to benefit from the new spectrum becoming available in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) block. Hotels in particular have a variety of use cases available to them that may prompt them to consider setting up a private CBRS network a...
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Airwavz Addresses the Need for Wireless in Commercial Real Estate Sector

The commercial real estate sector is undergoing a transformation. The Internet of Things is expected to transform not only the way buildings function but also how the tenants within those buildings operate and communicate.

This sea change will require robust in-building infrastructure, both wireless and fiber, to support the millions of sensors and devices sending and receiving data every second of the day. The nation’s wireless carriers are addressing the need for in-building coverage and capacity primarily in large venues that service thousands of disparate users. But for the millions of commercial buildings where carriers are not deploying in-building infrastructure, building owners, enterprises and third-party providers are increasingly filling in the gaps.

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Airwavz Solutions is one such third-party provider that is focused on bringing in-building infrastructure that will capitalize on current and future wireless networks to buildings and businesses across the country. Airwavz owns and operates wireless infrastructure inside commercial buildings in dense metropolitan areas. The company’s solutions provide building tenants and guests with exceptional cellular service while also allowing wireless carriers to improve coverage and increase network capacity.

In June, Airwavz secured rights to lease Globalstar Inc.’s nationwide terrestrial Band 53, which received approval from the 3rd Generation Partnership Project last year, for in-building wireless services.  Pilots are expected to begin in the commercial real estate sector this year.

The company said while current network topologies—such as distributed antenna systems, distributed radio access networks, Wi-Fi and fiber-optic systems—address today’s in-building wireless needs, the expected explosion of IoT devices and the millions of connections needed for smart building applications will require new technologies to supplement today’s solutions.

“The potential to offer our commercial real estate clients robust wireless services, based on both licensed Band 53 and quasi-licensed Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is driving us to innovate and break through current business models and technological barriers,” said Mark Horinko, president of Airwavz. “Until now, this option really did not exist.”

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The Fourth Utility: Designing Buildings for Optimal In-Building Wireless Coverage

  Consumers expect their wireless devices to work wherever they are, which means indoor wireless networks are increasingly important to ensure connectivity both outdoors and inside homes and offices as well as shopping malls, arenas and other public places. Mobile data traffic on cellular networks i...
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Smart Cities and Small Cells: Innovation can be beautiful.

Are we building cities that next generations will admire and want to preserve? By Leticia Latino-vanSplunteren, CEO Neptuno USA During the renaissance era, building cities was all about beauty. With the Internet Revolution, technology has become one of our main drivers, individually and as a society...
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IWCE Preview: The Importance of In-Building Connectivity for Public Safety

Fire codes have been a major driver behind in-building wireless deployments in new building construction for the past decade, as municipalities have endeavored to ensure that first responders have adequate and survivable radio communications inside structures when they are responding to emergencies....
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Ready for Kickoff? T-Mobile Explains how Pre-Game Network Investments Bring Unparalleled Connectivity to Super Bowl Cities

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By Linh Nguyen, Senior Manager – National Development Strategy, T-Mobile Super Bowl 2019 is just around the corner, but you can be sure it’s been top of mind for wireless carriers for more than a year as they work behind the scenes to make sure visitors to Atlanta, and fans at the country’s most pop...
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Ready for Kickoff? T-Mobile Explains how Pre-Game Network Investments Bring Unparalleled Connectivity to Super Bowl Cities

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By Linh Nguyen, Senior Manager – National Development Strategy, T-Mobile Super Bowl 2019 is just around the corner, but you can be sure it’s been top of mind for wireless carriers for more than a year as they work behind the scenes to make sure visitors to Atlanta, and fans at the country’s most pop...
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Are You Super Bowl Ready? Avoid a Fan DASaster at the Big Game


The Super Bowl is one of the biggest single-day sporting events in the world. The NFL’s championship game not only draws more than 100 million television viewers on Super Bowl Sunday, but it also attracts tens of thousands of fans to the host city each year. This year, football fans will converge in...
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CBRS and OnGo™ Technology Pavilion and Workshops Featured at WIA’s Annual Connectivity Expo

Connect (X) 2019 – Where Infrastructure Meets Everything May 20-23; Orlando, Florida Connect (X) – North America’s leading business technology conference – announces the 2019 OnGo technology pavilion and educational plan. This will feature commercial and industrial business opportunities of LTE netw...
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Ten Popular Blogs from 2018

  From Private LTE to autonomous vehicles, a variety of wireless infrastructure topics caught your interest this year. WIA tapped into the knowledge and experience of our member companies to bring you blog content that provides information designed to help you be successful in the industry. Fol...
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Executive Q&A: ExteNet’s Greg Spraetz Talks About the Importance of In-Building Wireless Coverage

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Thanks to excellent macro cellular network coverage, consumers and enterprises have become accustomed to having quality wireless connections everywhere they need them. But as our reliance on wireless increases, the need to deliver coverage in all kinds of in-building environments is becoming more im...
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Executive Exclusive: ADRF’s Julie Song on 5G, smart cities and Private LTE

The entire wireless ecosystem, as well as the economy as a whole, is poised to benefit from the deployment of 5G technology. Several challenges, however, must be overcome before the benefits are seen. The emergence of CBRS as a potential private LTE network solution along with a groundswell of momen...
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Greenfield Community Projects in Florida and Colorado Highlight Smart City Potential

In what used to be swampland adjacent to the Orlando Airport, a new kind of community is under development. The 17-square-mile greenfield community includes neighborhoods, education facilities, medical centers, work spaces, retail venues, recreational opportunities and entertainment. On the surface,...
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‘Packed Landscape’ of Wireless Policy Initiatives Includes Small Cell Streamlining, Spectrum Allocations

The wireless industry is experiencing perhaps the most active policy agenda in its history, Jonathan Adelstein, president and CEO of the Wireless Infrastructure Association, said during a webinar presented by the City Networks Task Force Aug. 16. Adelstein and Doug Dimitroff, a partner at Phill...
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Hurricane Season is Here: Are You Ready?

By Leticia Latino-van Splunteren Here we are, a month into 2018 hurricane season, and we have already seen storm activity. If 2018 is anything like 2017, we should brace ourselves. It is hard to imagine that this season could be worse than last season, which was unprecedented in the massive destruct...
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Industry Develops Solutions to Address Demand for In-Building Connectivity

The demand for in-building connectivity is growing each day as people use their mobile devices for everything from basic voice to streaming movies, and an increasing number of devices, appliances and applications rely on wireless networks to work. Both the Internet of Things and mobile edge computin...
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5G and Wireless Site Safety Training Courses Available at Connectivity Expo

Two highly requested training courses provided by WIA’s Telecommunications Education Center (TEC) will be available during Connectivity Expo later this month in Charlotte. The courses are ideal for those who want to add to their professional skills or train their workforce for the changing needs of ...
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