GSA Finds 81 5G Trials by Operators in 42 Countries

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The wireless ecosystem is involved in numerous tests and 5G trials as the pace toward rollout of 5G quickens, according to new data from the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) about 5G operators. The group’s report on lab tests and field trials suggests that the...Learn More

Verizon CEO: Move to 5G Will Make Verizon Network King Again, Leaving Competitors Behind

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Under CEO Lowell McAdam, Verizon’s key differentiation strategy has been network quality – a differentiator that has been increasingly difficult to maintain now that competitors have largely completed their LTE network buildouts. That’s set to change soon, however, McAdam told investors today. “When you’re ready...Learn More

Nemont Telephone Selects Mimosa for Fixed Wireless Broadband

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Santa Clara, California — September 12, 2017 — Mimosa Networks, the leader in 5G Fixed wireless solutions, announced today that Nemont Telephone Cooperative (Nemont) has selected the company’s fiber-fast wireless solutions to deliver ultra-broadband fixed wireless services to underserved subscribers in Montana. Nemont Telephone has...Learn More

Samsung/ Charter 5G Trials Illustrate Importance of Fiber for Small Cells

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Samsung said today that it has been conducting field testing of 4G LTE and 5G wireless technology with Charter Communications in trials that will run until the end of the year. The Samsung/ Charter 5G trials illustrate how a company such as Charter with little...Learn More

Sprint NFV Strategy Will Support Gigabit LTE and 5G

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Network functions virtualization (NFV) will be an “essential building block” as Sprint makes plans to deploy gigabit LTE and 5G wireless capabilities, said a Sprint technology executive in a blog post today. The Sprint NFV strategy will enable “more efficient scaling of core network capabilities...Learn More

AT&T Fixed 5G Network Trials Expands to Three Additional Markets

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AT&T fixed 5G network trials will reach five total markets by the end of this year, the company announced. The three additional markets joining Austin and Indianapolis include: Waco, Texas; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and South Bend, Indiana. AT&T is using mmWave spectrum in these fixed wireless...Learn More

Fixed 5G Forecast: Verizon, AT&T Will Help Drive $1 Billion in U.S. Service Revenues by 2019

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5G fixed wireless networks, which will be the first broad use case for 5G, will generate service revenues of $1 billion in the United States by the end of 2019, according to a fixed 5G forecast from research firm SNS Telecom. The report, “5G for...Learn More

Verizon Gigabit LTE Trial Breaks the Gigabit Speed Barrier

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Following a recent Verizon Gigabit LTE field test, Verizon announced a new speed breakthrough in a lab trial. Working with Ericsson and Qualcomm again, Verizon says they reached 1.07 Gbps download speed in this latest lab test. “These efficiencies will enable the delivery of the...Learn More

Verizon Wireless Strategy Under New Chief: Proposition Over Promotion

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Verizon wireless strategy will emphasize the proposition over the promotion while building on the company’s already strong network position, said Ronan Dunne, Verizon executive vice president and group president of Verizon Wireless, at a financial conference this morning. Appointed last year, Dunne previously headed up...Learn More

A Verizon LAA Trial Yields Gigabit LTE Wireless Speed, Proving 4G Has Quite a Bit of Runway Left

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Using Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology, Verizon and vendor partners Ericsson and Qualcomm achieved near gigabit wireless speed of 953 Mbps. The Verizon LAA trial took place during a ‘dynamic, real-world environment’ in Boca Raton, Florida, the carrier announced. Verizon claims this is the fastest...Learn More

Fiber Densification Drives WOW!-Verizon Chicago Deal

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WideOpenWest (WOW!) and Verizon announced a pair of deals that will transfer ownership and upgrade part of a fiber network now owned by WOW! in the Chicago market. This WOW!-Verizon Chicago deal highlights ongoing investments by the carrier community for fiber rich networks. The first...Learn More

Crown Castle Lightower Acquisition Announced

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Crown Castle Internajtional today announced that it has agreed to acquire LTS Group Holdings LLC – Lightower – for about $7.1 billion in cash. The Crown Castle Lightower acquisition will provide Crown Castle with about 32,000 route miles of fiber in the New York City,...Learn More

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