C Spire Introduces Free Public Safety Data Priority Service for Emergency First Responders

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Ridgeland, Miss. (June 15, 2018) – With the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season just underway, C Spire is introducing a new public safety data priority service today designed to help local and state emergency first responders send and receive critical mobile data communications during a crisis or...Learn More

T-Mobile Leverages 600 MHz Spectrum, Widens Extended Range LTE Footprint

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T-Mobile announced yesterday that it has launched 600 MHz Extended Range LTE in more than 900 communities across 32 states, including 120 that are getting T-Mobile LTE coverage for the first time. T-Mobile Extended Range LTE provides signals that work better in-building and work over an...Learn More

Pai Wants to Extend Mobility Fund Challenge Process

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to extend the Connect America mobility fund challenge process by 90 days. At issue is a map issued by the FCC that shows certain areas having LTE coverage where some say that coverage does not exist. Pai’s action came in...Learn More

Dramatic Expansion of AT&T’s 5G Evolution Lays Groundwork for Real 5G

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AT&T announced today an expansion of their 5G Evolution technology to an additional 117 markets across the U.S., bringing the total 5G Evolution markets to 141. The term 5G Evolution is more of a marketing term, since the underlying technology for it is really advanced...Learn More

In Latest Mobile Broadband Speed Comparison, Verizon Comes Out on Top

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The average mobile download speed for all carriers in the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of this year was 19.08 Mbps and the average upload speed was 11.92 Mbps, according to Wirefly. Researchers at Wirefly also found Verizon to be the fastest...Learn More

Verizon to invest more than $200 million in STEM education pledges to reach 5 million students in 5 years

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  Basking Ridge, New Jersey – April 2, 2018 – Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) will invest more than $200 million in additional funds towards Verizon Innovative Learning, providing immersive next-gen technology, teacher training, STEM curricula and connectivity to under-resourced students across the United States....Learn More

Report: Rush to 5G Not Expected to Result in Significant Wireless Service Revenue Growth

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Despite all of the attention given to the onset of 5G, the new technology won’t be result in a big boon to wireless service revenue, according to a new Strategy Analytics study about 5G revenue growth. The research firm’s Worldwide Cellular User Forecasts 2018-2023 report...Learn More

Report: Ahead of 5G Push, LTE Market Share Hits 74% in North America with 353 Million Connections

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LTE technology became the most widely used wireless cellular technology in the world in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to 5G Americas. Based on data from Ovum, LTE market share now exceeds 35% and the technology is providing 4G wireless access to services and...Learn More

T-Mobile Outlines Multi-Spectrum 5G Approach, Construction to Begin Targeting 30 Markets

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Nokia, Ericsson, and  T-Mobile said today that they will work together to build T-Mobile’s national multi-spectrum 5G network. T-Mobile plans include building out the network to 30 cities this year, with customers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Las Vegas experiencing 5G on smartphones...Learn More

Sprint 5G Roadmap Revealed, as Carriers Step Up the 5G Public Relations Race

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Sprint customers will have access to 5G ‘like’ capabilities as early as April, the wireless carrier announced today. Sprint joins all major wireless carriers in making 5G announcements of late, hoping to claim some form of ‘first 5G’ perception in an ongoing 5G public relations...Learn More

Nokia, Intel and Verizon Collaborate on New Virtualized RAN Architectures on Path to Commercialization

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26 February 2018 — Espoo, Finland – Nokia, Intel and Verizon are collaborating on new groundbreaking Cloud RAN architectures to provide the flexibility needed for the operator’s future services and requirements for 4G, 5G and IoT in the cloud. The first milestone in developing Verizon’s vRAN...Learn More

Nokia T-Mobile LAA Test Achieves 1.3 Gbps, CTO Neville Cites Foundation for 5G

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A Nokia T-Mobile LAA test achieved speeds of 1.3 Gbps using the licensed assisted access technology at the carrier’s lab in Bellevue, WA. LAA is an approach to the use of unlicensed spectrum by cellular operators. The tests supported 14-layer transmissions using Nokia’s commercial AirScale...Learn More

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