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FCC Chair Recommends No Change to RF Safety Standards

Seeks uniform guidelines to ensure compliance

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed the FCC maintain the existing health standards for exposure to RF radiation. The recommendation is supported by Jeffrey Shuren, Director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

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Verizon Plans Dynamic Spectrum Sharing for Sub-6 GHz 5G

During this week’s earnings call, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg talked about Verizon’s sub-6 GHz spectrum plans, saying Verizon will use dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) to host 5G and 4G on the same spectrum, eventually transitioning to 5G. This week, Verizon also announced its mobile, mmWave 5G service is available in parts of Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington DC.

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Apple’s Q3 Story: It’s Getting Better

Apple reported fiscal Q3 revenue of $53.8 billion — just 1 percent year-over-year growth. All segments grew except for iPhone; its revenue was down 12 percent from last year's quarter. CEO Tim Cook said that was an improvement over the 17 percent year-over-year decline in Q2.

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Forecast: Global Macrocell Baseband Shipments to Grow 11% in 2019

>10x increase in 5G NR BBUs

EJL Wireless Research says shipments of digital baseband units (BBU) declined 23 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, the first decline in six years. However, the firm forecasts net BBU shipment growth of 11 percent in 2019, consisting of a modest 6 percent for LTE BBU shipments and greater than a 10x increase for 5G NR BBU shipments.

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