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

Low-Latency Apps and the Legacy Telco Central Office are Key to AT&T Edge Computing Vision

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What do low-latency apps and the telco central office have in common? They both figure prominently in an emerging AT&T edge computing vision. Data-intensive low-latency apps such as self-driving cars, augmented/ virtual reality (AR/VR) and robotic manufacturing will drive that vision. And AT&T sees its...Learn More

AT&T 5G Evolution Speeds Are Twice That of 4G LTE, Points to Indianapolis for a Glimpse

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With a launch today in Indianapolis, AT&T is claiming AT&T 5G Evolution speeds that are double that of traditional 4G LTE. Although the service is not based on 5G standards, which are still being established, an AT&T press release notes that the service does encompass...Learn More

AT&T 5G Trials Now Include DIRECTV NOW Streaming in Austin

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Video streaming across a fixed 5G network is now a part of AT&T 5G trials as the carrier introduces DIRECTV NOW streaming to its Austin 5G trial. Fixed wireless 5G trials began in Austin back in 2016. Austin joins Middletown, New Jersey, where video streaming...Learn More

Deloitte Calls for $150B Fiber Infrastructure Investment for U.S. to Reach Full Digital Potential

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A $130 billion to $150 billion fiber infrastructure investment is required in the U.S. to unleash innovation, close the digital divide, and fully prepare the country for 5G, according to a report from management consulting firm Deloitte. The report says the investment is needed over...Learn More

Broadband Forum Adds 15 New Members, Including Start-Ups

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Fremont, California, 26 June 2017. The Broadband Forum today announced it has welcomed 15 new members – including three start-ups – as it continues to address the fast-changing broadband landscape. The broad range of industry expertise displayed by the new member companies highlights the continuously...Learn More

AT&T: Austin and Indianapolis Provide Glimpse into AT&T 5G Roadmap

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The AT&T 5G roadmap is well underway and one has to look no further than Austin and Indianapolis to see where AT&T is headed, according to Scott Mair, AT&T senior vice president for technology planning and engineering. Mair outlined this AT&T 5G roadmap this morning...Learn More

ABI: Enterprise 5G Plans Don’t Match the Hype

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Sixty-two percent of U.S.-based companies spanning nine industry verticals do not have plans to deploy next-generation 5G wireless/mobile broadband technology in coming years, according to new market research about enterprise 5G plans from ABI Research. The results, ABI says, indicate “severe discord” between industry expectations...Learn More

Verizon: We’re Doubling Down on Fiber Broadband, Just Don’t Call it Fios

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Verizon’s message at Fiber Connect, taking place here in Orlando this week, was music to the fiber broadband ecosystem’s ears. Fiber is back at Verizon, and in a big way, according to Kyle Malady, SVP and chief network officer of wireline for Verizon. “All the...Learn More

Donovan: AT&T Gigabit Technology Could Include AirGig, 5G, G.fast

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Gigabit access is now a primary goal for AT&T and they see multiple technology paths to achieve it. “We need to evolve our entire network to a gigabit,” said AT&T Group President and Chief Strategy Officer John Donovan today.  Donovan expects AT&T gigabit technology to...Learn More

Verizon CEO: Fixed 5G Line of Sight Not Needed, 5G Leadership is on Track

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Fixed wireless broadband service based on 5G technology will not require line of sight between the transmitter and receiver, said Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam today. Advances in antenna and processing technology have essentially eliminated the need for fixed 5G line of sight, he explained in...Learn More

Verizon 5G Indianapolis 500 Demo to Support Live VR Stream

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A Verizon 5G Indianapolis 500 demo will test delivery of next-generation 5G wireless broadband technology in a home situated “in the shadow” of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Supporting the demo will be Ericsson and Intel. The project partners will use a home network gateway based...Learn More

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