Monday, August 9, 2021

Artificial Intelligence Helps Verizon Pinpoint Sites in C-Band Buildout

 By J. Sharpe Smith, Inside Towers Technology Editor After spending nearly $53 billion on 161 MHz nationwide in the C-band auction, the pressure is on for Verizon to get its mid-band network up and running as quickly and efficiently as possible. As a result, the carrier is using artificial intelligence (AI) to guide the placement of its antennas, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal

Verizon normally talks about how it’s 5G network can help others employ AI in their businesses. But what is good for the goose is good for the gander. The company divulged that it began using AI models in 2018 for site acquisition (well before the C-band auction). Verizon’s recent candor about AI and its mid-band spectrum deployment might be its way of telling Wall Street, “don’t worry, we got this.” Continue Reading

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