AT&T LTE-LAA Rollout Taps Unlicensed Spectrum

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AT&T said that it has rolled out LTE-License Assisted Access (LTE-LAA) in parts of Indianapolis and will expand the LTE-LAA rollout to additional parts of the city by the end of the year. The technology boasts theoretical speeds of 1 Gbps and, according to the...Learn More

AT&T 5G Evolution Coming to Minneapolis

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AT&T said it will expand its AT&T 5G Evolution rollout to parts of Minneapolis during the next few months. The technology already is in use in parts of Austin and Indianapolis. The company plans to roll out 5G Evolution in a total of 20 markets...Learn More

AT&T to Invest an Additional $1 Billion in the United States if Competitive Tax Rate Enacted

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Dallas, Texas — November 8, 2017 — Since 2012, AT&T has invested more in the United States than any other public company. Today, the company committed to step up its 2018 U.S. investment by an additional $1 billion if Congress passes — and the President signs...Learn More

During Wireless Competitive Storm, Verizon Sticks With Network Quality

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Verizon network quality will continue to be the company’s key differentiator, said John Stratton, executive vice president and president of global operations for the company, at an investor conference today. “The foundation of our brand is built on the quality and reliability of the network,”...Learn More

Busy Weekend for Sprint as T-Mobile Deal Dies, Altice MVNO Born, and More Softbank

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Sprint executives were busy this weekend. Another run at a T-Mobile merger failed, but a new Altice MVNO deal was born. To top it off, Sprint majority owner Softbank intends to up their current 82% ownership stake in the U.S. mobile carrier. Both T-Mobile US...Learn More

On the Path to 5G, Verizon, Ericsson Team Up for Massive MIMO Deployment

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Verizon and Ericsson today announced they have completed their first FDD (Frequency Division Duplexing) Massive MIMO deployment (Multiple Input – Multiple Output) on Verizon’s wireless network in Irvine, Cal., which is seen as a major stepping stone to 5G service. According to the companies, the Massive...Learn More

U.S. Cellular 5G Fixed Wireless Tests: 8.5 Gbps Using Macrocell Antennas at 28 GHz

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U.S. Cellular has achieved speeds of 8.5 Gbps in tests of 5G fixed wireless technology at 28 GHz using macrocell antennas. The U.S. cellular 5G fixed wireless tests were the first to use an antenna height of 123 feet, the company said. Because distances covered...Learn More

FCC Signals Potential Compromise for Contentious CBRS Spectrum Rules

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The FCC today took the first step toward resetting the rules for the CBRS spectrum band between 3550 MHz and 3700 MHz. The rationale for changing CBRS spectrum rules would be to foster an improved investment environment, FCC officials said at today’s monthly commission meeting....Learn More

5G Monetization Survey: Operators Look to IoT for Revenue Growth

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Network operators worldwide are getting serious about 5G, with 78% already involved in trials, according to a new network operator survey from Ericsson. Operators are looking to the Internet of Things for 5G monetization, with 86% seeing it playing a major role in 5G revenue...Learn More

Qualcomm Announces First 5G NR Chipsets and Verizon Partnership; So What is 5G NR?

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Qualcomm said today that it has achieved gigabit speeds using a 5G NR (5G New Radio) modem chipset that the company is calling Snapdragon X50. The achievement could pave the way for 5G commercialization in 2019. That’s about a year earlier than what developers initially...Learn More

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

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