Press Release

Nashville Bomber Suspect May Have Had 5G Paranoia

December 28, 2020

The suspected bomber in the Christmas Day Nashville explosion may have been motivated by paranoia over 5G technology, according to an ABC news source. Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, may have had an additional range of paranoid thoughts such as the existence of life in outer space, WKRN-TV reported. The FBI is trying to determine if Warner detonating the bomb near AT&T headquarters in Nashville is tied to his beliefs about 5G.

The explosion killed Warner and injured three others and caused damage to over 40 buildings, according to Metro police. The blast occurred at 6:30 a.m. Friday morning near Second Avenue North and Commerce Street.

Although AT&T cell service had been down since the explosion, the carrier announced the majority of services have been restored in Nashville as of Monday afternoon. The company said they have deployed 11 portable cell sites currently running in the region to support customers and first responders. Another 23 cell-on-wheels (COWs) are being set up after arriving on Sunday...


Qube-MRS Joins Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program, Supporting Cross-Utilization of 5G Infrastructure

October 21, 2020

Qube-MRS today announced that it has joined the Qualcomm® Smart Cities Accelerator Program to help facilitate connectivity for smart city development via the application of its 4G and 5G small cell infrastructure solutions. Qube-MRS manufactures a unique line of 4G and 5G small cell poles and cabinets that double as smart city component hosting points and thousands of Qube small cell shrouds and smart poles are installed across the U.S., from California to New Jersey.

The network densification required to make 5G a reality, includes installation of hundreds of thousands of small cells in cities. With each cell containing the capability to provide power and fiber optic connectivity, small cells are the ideal collocation point for smart city hardware. Whether collocated in a 5G small cell or installed as a stand-alone smart pole, Qube shrouds can support smart city componentry including cameras, environmental sensors, vehicle and pedestrian counters, banners and digital signage...


Avoiding the Rocky Road of Radio Swaps

September 8, 2020

Open RAN (Open Radio Access Networks) are comprised of components from multiple vendors, creating an interoperable system. Previously, RAN equipment originated from one, exclusive vendor.

According to a recently published report by Dell’Oro Group, the worldwide sales of Virtualized Open RAN technologies are forecasted to grow at double-digit rates over the next five years with cumulative Open RAN investments – including hardware, software, and firmware excluding services – projected to surpass $5B over the forecast period...

Due to the new Open RAN paradigm, radio swaps will become more and more commonplace. Couple that with software defined radio, 5G and eventually 6G, “changeouts are inevitable for the foreseeable future. Our customers tell us that with the off-the-shelf cabinets, there is no room for expansion. Almost every radio swap equals a ‘rip-and- replace’ exercise,” says Dan Himes, Business Development Manager at Qube-MRS, LLC...