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

Starry Internet Expansion May Include 16 Additional Markets, Starts with Two

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Fixed wireless ISP Starry Internet is expanding beyond their initial market of Boston, Mass. Next up, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, the start-up wireless carrier announced in a blog post. Eventually, Starry Internet expansion could include 14 additional markets. Starry Internet announced their intentions to...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

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

CenturyLink Selected As Network Provider for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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MONROE, La., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has signed a five-year contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide data networking products to the Commonwealth’s agencies, commissions, councils, bureaus, authorities and boards. As part of the terms of the contract, CenturyLink is collaborating with...Learn More

C Spire Fixed Wireless Launch: Five-Mile Range Using Unlicensed Spectrum

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C Spire today launched fixed wireless service at speeds up to 100 Mbps in 40 markets in the company’s home state of Mississippi. C Spire fixed wireless service will be available to consumers in 22 markets and to businesses in all 40 markets, supporting speeds...Learn More

Hammer Fiber Completes Testing of Next Generation Fixed LTE Wireless Platform

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Wireless and fiber network operator, Hammer Fiber Optic Investments Ltd., a subsidiary of Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) announced today that the initial development phase of their advanced LTE fixed wireless system is concluded. Given...Learn More

CFO: Verizon 5G Plans Will Target 30M Homes Outside of Fios Markets with Fixed Gigabit Wireless

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Verizon 5G plans include a fixed gigabit wireless target market of 30 million homes, said Matt Ellis, Verizon chief financial officer, today. The estimate is based on what Verizon has learned about 5G propagation at millimeter wave frequencies in trials conducted in several markets this...Learn More

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