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  News & Notes from Across the Industry October 2018, Issue 38
 
The Wireless Update
 
 
Verizon Flips the Switch for World’s First 5G Customer in Houston
 
Verizon announced they’ve begun providing the world’s first commercial 5G network starting October 1 in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, with a Houston resident earning the distinction of being the world’s first 5G customer.
 
Verizon’s 5G Home is based on their open 5G TF network standard and the locations for this initial rollout were chosen because of friendly policies that allowed for the implementation of the necessary technology.
 
“We’ve formed incredible partnerships with many of the world’s leading technology companies,” Verizon Wireless President Ronan Dunne said in a release. “It’s been an incredible journey and we’re just at the starting line.”
 
Verizon has dubbed these earliest recipients of 5G service “First on 5G” Members and they receive perks like free introductory service, free equipment installation, and first access to other new services. Verizon’s commitment to reach consumers ahead of the rest of the market reflects the significance 5G will play, not only for the rollout of larger applications and industrial or commercial purposes, but for the way individuals access and experience the network in their home.
 
Verizon plans to rollout their 5G service to more cities as equipment becomes available and locations are identified where it will be most feasible.
 
 
 
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When Critical Communications Matter
Comba’s public safety Fiber DAS and CriticalPoint BDAs deliver reliable in-building communications in any environment when it’s needed most. NFPA/IFC compliant with features to support FirstNet™, they will keep networks up and running for first responders in mission critical communications.
 
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New at Tessco: Getac Rugged Devices
Getac manufactures laptops and tablets that can be found in every branch of the U.S. military, thousands of law enforcement agencies and large-scale field service & manufacturing organizations - where reliability is critical to operational success.
 
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CellFlex® Securefit Jumpers Deliver Performance & Value
RFS’s CellFlex Securefit Jumpers with boots provide easy-to-install weatherproofing designed to withstand the most extreme environments. Compatible with all RFS 1/2” jumpers, they can be installed and removed more than 25 times for testing without reducing their functionality.
 
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Transtector DRDC Series – Bi-Directional Silicon Surge Protectors
Turn to Transtector Systems for power and signal integrity solutions for the oil and gas industry. The DRDC Series offers hazardous location certified, bi-directional ultra-compact multi-pair silicon DIN rail surge protection for 7, 12, 24, 48 and 70 Vdc, ideal for DC power circuits up to 10A, as well as RS485, RS323 and IO signal lines on RTUs and PLCs.
 
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Power IoT Gateways Anywhere with Micro Solar Power System
Ventev’s stand-alone Micro Solar Power System provides continuous power for outdoor network sites without AC power available. Designed with ample capacity, it is sized for 5 days of operation without recharge. Fully-integrated enclosures are delivered to the job site for plug and play installation. Available for quick delivery for Sierra Wireless, Cradlepoint, and GE MDS radios.
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How Asurion Enabled Ultra High-Density Wi-Fi with Ventev Wi-Fi Solutions
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