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May 2017

Finley's Mark Mrla Presents to MN Broadband Task Force

Mark Mrla of Finley Engineering was called upon to present on Feasibility Studies at the April meeting of the Minnesota Governor’s Task Force on Broadband.


New Interior Navigational Location Detection Technology Said to Be Twice as Accurate as GPS

Rice University computer scientists continue to push the envelope of interior navigational location detection technology. A new method just announced by a Rice research team improves on an initial effort presented in a research paper published just six months ago... 


Facebook Communications Technology Includes Broadband Wireless, Millimeter Wave and More

Facebook is taking a building block approach as it participates in numerous and varied initiatives to boost Internet connectivity, service quality and affordability in urban, suburban and rural areas across the globe, Yael Maguire highlights on the Facebook Code blog. Facebook communications technology is focused on several different areas, including broadband wireless, millimeter wave and even aircraft technology.


5G Revenue Opportunity Includes In-Building, Event Venues

Deployments of in-building 5G and at event and public venues will have to wait until at least one year after outdoor 5G deployments begin, says ABI Research. ABI’s in-building 5G revenue forecast is $500 million for 2025 – only 5% of a $10 billion total 5G market. Adding in 5G services, overall 5G system revenues will grow at a 15 percent CAGR and exceed $19 billion by 2025. 


Move Over Wearables, Here Comes E-Skin

Just as consumers begin to adopt wearable devices such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, technology developers are working on offerings that take the wearable concept even further by introducing electronic skin. Also known as e-skin, the new technology takes the form of flexible, ultra-thin-film placed directly on the skin that can serve as screens and user/network interfaces.


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Finley Engineering experts will be attending the following upcoming events. For a complete list of events, visit our website We hope to see you there!        

May / June Shows

IBTA - Spring Meeting

SHLB - Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition

APPA - Engineering & Ops Technical Conference

UTC - Telecom and Technology Expo

Mountain Connect - Broadband Development Conference

Common Ground Alliance - CGA

Fiber Broadband Association - Fiber Connect

OTA/ATA  - Summer Meeting

WSTA - Annual Meeting

APPA - Public Power Expo


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