Shentel MIMO Trial Yields Up to 5x Wireless Bandwidth Boost

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A new technology known as massive MIMO has the potential to help urban and rural wireless carriers substantially improve the performance of current mobile infrastructure through an antenna change. In a recent Shentel MIMO trial in Woodstock, Va, the regional wireless carrier saw massive MIMO...Learn More

Fixed Wireless Forecast Calls for 30% Annual Growth, 151 Million Connections by 2022

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Momentum in fixed wireless is strong and will only accelerate with 5G, leading to a fixed wireless forecast of 151 million connections by 2022. ABI Research predicts a 30% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to achieve this forecast. Commercial 4G LTE networks are cropping up...Learn More

AT&T LTE-M Internet of Things Network to Be Nationwide by 2Q

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AT&T said its LTE-M Internet of Things (IoT) network will be available nationwide by the end of second quarter. That’s ahead of schedule, the company said. The news follows successful testing with a pilot network launched in California in October. Since then AT&T has added...Learn More

3GPP 5G Logo Launched

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3GPP introduced a new logo in anticipation of the completion and industry-wide adoption of its next-generation 5G mobile broadband technical specification. To be used for technology beginning with 3GPP 5G Release 15 onward, the new logo includes plain black text, a new textured wave pattern...Learn More

Nokia, Alphabet, and Qualcomm Demo Private LTE Network Over CBRS Shared Spectrum

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7 February 2017 — Las Vegas, Nevada – Nokia, Alphabet’s Access Group  and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. joined forces to demonstrate the first live demo of a private LTE network over CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) shared spectrum at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The companies...Learn More

Rise Broadband: Fixed 5G Broadband Has Real Rural Challenges

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Despite increased interest in fixed 5G on the part of the nation’s largest carriers, it’s still not a great choice for rural areas, said Jeff Kohler, co-founder of rural broadband wireless network operator Rise Broadband, in an interview with Telecompetitor. In discussing fixed 5G vs....Learn More

Telstra and Partners Claim Launch of World’s First Commercial Gigabit LTE Network

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Telstra, Qualcomm Technologies and Netgear announced the launch of the world’s first commercial gigabit LTE network and device at the “Gigabit LTE Experience” event in Sydney, Australia. Telstra’s gibabit LTE network service is up and running and Netgear’s Nighthawk M1 gigabit LTE device is available...Learn More

AT&T Network 3.0 Indigo Lays Path For 5G, Future of Networking

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AT&T announced several big moves involving 5G wireless today, including plans for deployments in Austin and Indianapolis and a new platform dubbed Network 3.0 Indigo that will use software defined networking (SDN) and will underlie AT&T 5G networks. Austin also will house two new 5G...Learn More

Rise Broadband Cites CAF Program for Broadband Expansion, Adds 10 ‘Enhanced’ Broadband Markets

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Broadband wireless provider Rise Broadband issued a press release today noting that it had expanded its network in 10 market areas in conjunction with the FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF) program. Rise apparently is referring to new buildouts supported, at least in part, by the...Learn More

T-Mobile and Ericsson First in North America to Demo Nearly 1 Gbps via LTE over-the-air

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January 4, 2016 — T-Mobile and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have reached near gigabit speeds in an over-the-air demonstration of LTE. The demo achieved peaks of 979 Mbps, with stable throughputs well above 900 Mbps. The demo took place in T-Mobile’s lab in Bellevue, Washington. The configuration...Learn More

AT&T Call Protect Offers Free Fraud Blocking

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Carriers may be motivated to shift mobile voice traffic to their LTE networks primarily to save costs, but as news today about a new AT&T capability called Call Protect illustrates, that move also can enable new capabilities for end users. AT&T Call Protect is a...Learn More

Sprint HPUE Technology Claims Indoor Coverage Breakthrough

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Sprint HPUE technology, announced today, aims to overcome certain limitations of the company’s 2.5 GHz spectrum, which according to the company, carries more traffic than any other spectrum band the company uses. Sprint said the high-performance user interface (HPUE) technology extends coverage range 30%, while...Learn More