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

Sprint and Ericsson Conduct First U.S. Field Tests for 2.5 GHz Massive MIMO

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September 12, 2017 — SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At Mobile World Congress Americas, Sprint (NYSE: S) and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today unveiled results of the first U.S. 2.5 GHz Massive MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) field tests conducted in Seattle, Washington and Plano, Texas using Sprint’s spectrum...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

T-Mobile NB-IoT to Launch Nationwide Next Year

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T-Mobile made three announcements at Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco. The carrier said it would start operations of a nationwide T-Mobile NB-IoT network next year and that NB-IoT modules from Sierra Wireless, Telit and u-blox are testing in its labs. T-Mobile also announced...Learn More

T-Mobile Surpasses Gigabit LTE Speeds in Lab Trials, Gains Bragging Rights for Now

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T-Mobile, Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies have broken the 1 Gbps barrier with commercially available LTE equipment. The gigabit LTE tests were conducted at T-Mobile’s labs, achieving download speeds of 1.175 Gbps, the companies said. “We are helping customers maximize the value of their existing networks...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

Verizon CBRS Demo Ups Ante on Big Carrier Efforts to Change License Rules

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Verizon’s news today that it has demonstrated mobile wireless service using LTE Advanced carrier aggregation in the CBRS spectrum band ups the ante on large mobile carriers’ efforts to establish new rules for that spectrum band – rules that opponents say would benefit the large...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

T-Mobile 600 MHz Spectrum Will Boost Rural Coverage; Buildout Begins

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T-Mobile is lighting up what it says is the world’s first 600 MHz LTE network in Cheyenne, Wyoming. T-Mobile 600 MHz spectrum, initially at least, will target rural areas where the company traditionally has been weak. The networks are based on spectrum T-Mobile won at...Learn More

Sprint LTE Plus Data Speeds Up 28% in Seven Months

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August 11, 2017 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Can you hear that? Sprint (NYSE:S) customers are having a better network experience than ever with national average download speeds up 28 percent in seven months, according to Ookla Speedtest Intelligence data. Ookla data also shows Sprint now...Learn More

Report: T-Mobile Network Metrics Surge; Verizon, AT&T Take Hits In Wake of Unlimited Data Plans

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The revival of unlimited data plans took their toll on the wireless networks of the top two U.S. carriers since being reintroduced in February. T-Mobile network metrics gained ground, while 4G and overall wireless network speeds dropped at both Verizon and AT&T as their networks...Learn More

US Mobile Announces World’s Largest Unlimited Wi-Fi Plan

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White Plains, New York — July 26, 2017 — US Mobile, a mission-driven wireless carrier started by serial telecom entrepreneur Ahmed Khattak, announced today the launch of unlimited Wi-Fi access in more than 120 countries and on 20 leading airlines (including Delta, American Airlines, Virgin...Learn More

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