Speed Tests Show Unlimited Plan Impact on Wireless Speeds Reversing, T-Mobile Still Tops

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After all four of the nation’s largest wireless carriers introduced unlimited plans early last year, the industry saw major shifts in average 4G speeds. Both AT&T and Verizon saw their average speeds drop for six straight months, according to OpenSignal, which collects data from consumer...Learn More

Sprint and Cox Forge Strategic Partnership for Network Densification

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A new Sprint Cox deal will allow Sprint to leverage Cox’s infrastructure for network densification. Sprint will utilize Cox’s network for additional macrocell backhaul and small cell deployments which are key for 4G and 5G deployments. Details are a little sketchy, but this Sprint Cox...Learn More

Analyst: Verizon 5G Fixed Wireless Competitive Threat is Modest at Best

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A research note from New Street Research throws a little cold water on a potential 5G fixed wireless competitive threat to cable broadband. Verizon is expected to launch the fixed wireless service later this year in 3 to 5 markets, including Sacramento, Calif., a Comcast...Learn More

CEO: We Don’t Need 5G for U.S. Cellular Fixed Wireless, LTE Will Work Just Fine

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LTE will be a better choice than 5G for supporting fixed wireless service for U.S. Cellular, said U.S. Cellular CEO Ken Meyers, yesterday. U.S. Cellular fixed LTE is currently available in remote areas of Kansas and Nebraska, and the company expects to make more fixed...Learn More

Starry, Marvell Join Forces on 5G Fixed Wireless, Hope to Empower Other ISPs

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Starry, Inc., and Marvell are teaming together to develop new fixed wireless technologies that the companies expect to be the basis for future connectivity of wireless broadband access. The Starry, Marvell deal will bring together the Starry millimeter wave integrated circuit and smart-antenna and cloud management...Learn More

5G Race Accelerates With AT&T Mobile 5G Plans Announced for Late 2018

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AT&T mobile 5G plans will include launch of the next generation mobile broadband service in 12 markets by late 2018, the carrier announced today. The announcement marks an acceleration in the launch of mobile 5G services, which just a few months ago wasn’t expected until...Learn More

Samsung Officially Now a Part of Verizon 5G Launch Plans

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Long a Verizon 5G pilot and trial partner, Samsung officially announced its role as a vendor player in Verizon 5G launch plans. Sacramento, Calif. will be the launch market for Verizon’s 5G service, which will initially focus on fixed wireless service for home broadband. The...Learn More

Nokia, T-Mobile US and Intel Collaborate to Bring T-Mobile’s First Commercial Hardware Based 5G 28 GHz Cell on Air

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3 January 2018 — Bellevue, WA – Nokia, T-Mobile and Intel have reached a major milestone in their 5G collaboration by bringing a 28 GHz outdoor 5G commercial radio system on air in the busy downtown corridor of Bellevue in Washington state. A data session was conducted...Learn More

Top Telecom Stories of 2017 (7 High-Profile, 3 Low-Profile)

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It was virtually impossible to miss some of the top telecom stories of 2017 –such as the recent Net Neutrality reversal or carriers’ ongoing 5G and fixed wireless activities. Some other important stories initially got a bit of attention but then faded from the collective...Learn More

Latest AT&T 5G Trial is Wi-Fi Focused, Uses 28 GHz Spectrum

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The latest AT&T 5G trial, announced today, will be in Waco, Texas and will use 5G as the backhaul link to support Wi-Fi connectivity at the Silos – a shopping, dining and recreation area operated by Magnolia, the home and lifestyle brand of Chip and...Learn More

Fiber Deployment Forecast: 1.4 Million Miles Needed for 5G in Top 25 Metros

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The Fiber Broadband Association has issued a bullish fiber deployment forecast. The forecast, which calls for approximately 1.4 million miles of fiber in the top 25 metro markets in the U.S., is driven in large part by carriers’ 5G wireless deployment plans, which will require...Learn More

Verizon Ericsson Deal Plots Verizon 5G Entry

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Ericsson will provide Verizon with networking equipment for the carrier’s 5G launch, the companies have announced. The Verizon Ericsson deal involves pre-standard radio network and 5G core network gear to be deployed in select markets during the second half of next year. The Verizon Ericsson...Learn More

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