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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

Carr Wants Network Resilience Mandates for Mobile Wireless Providers

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr proposed Monday that wireless carriers be required to participate in the wireless network resiliency cooperative framework rather than a voluntary program, and that roaming arrangements be required before disasters. Carr urged quick action, noting ongoing wildfires…Subscribe to Read >>

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

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

Bogdan-Martin Likely Ahead of Russian in ITU Polling, but Votes Are Hard to Count

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 >>

Private 5G Networks Safer than Legacy Systems, Still Face Challenges, Experts Say

As electric utilities and other companies move to private 4G and 5G networks, they will likely get better security than on their legacy networks, experts said during a Fierce Wireless virtual conference Tuesday. Speakers said security needs will vary by…Subscribe to Read >>