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Biography for Howard Buskirk

Howard Buskirk, Executive Senior Editor, joined Warren Communications News in 2004, after covering Capitol Hill for Telecommunications Reports. He has covered Washington since 1993 and was formerly executive editor at Energy Business Watch, editor at Gas Daily and managing editor at Natural Gas Week. Previous to that, he was a staff reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Greenville News. Follow Buskirk on Twitter: @hbuskirk

Recent Articles by Howard Buskirk

US Holding Its Own on Standards-Setting, but ITU Raises Biggest Concerns

China has a growing presence in telecom standards bodies like the 3rd Generation Partnership Project, but experts said during a USTelecom webinar Thursday that the U.S. still has significant influence. Experts agreed the election of American Doreen Bogdan-Martin as ITU…Subscribe to Read >>

Bogdan-Martin Seen Likely Ahead of Russian Ismailov in ITU Chief Election

Doreen Bogdan-Martin remains the front-runner to be elected ITU secretary-general at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, which starts Sept. 26, but industry officials who have been trying to count votes say nothing is guaranteed. Some warned of "ripple effects" if Russian…Subscribe to Read >>

ORAN's Biggest Benefit Is Faster Innovation, Says Ex-Qualcomm CEO

Moving to open radio access networks is critical to smaller players like XCOM-Labs, as well as for innovation, said its founder Paul Jacobs, the former Qualcomm CEO, during an Open RAN Policy Coalition webinar Wednesday. Other speakers said the move…Subscribe to Read >>

Government Can't 'Sit on the Sidelines,' Must Promote Open Networks: Officials

Development of open radio access networks, and the security and reliance of 5G, require cooperation between government and industry, said Brendan Dowling, an Australian communications official, during an Open RAN Policy Coalition virtual conference Monday. The session is part of…Subscribe to Read >>

Dish 5G Network 'Commercially Launched' in Vegas

Dish Network went live with its 5G network in Las Vegas Wednesday, it confirmed. In another 5G development, the FCC awarded 4,041 flexible-use licenses won in the $22.5 billion 3.45 GHz auction, which ended in January, including to AT&T. The…Subscribe to Read >>