ABI: Verizon, AT&T 5G Efforts to Contribute to 2018 30% Growth in Fixed Wireless Broadband

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The global fixed wireless broadband market will grow 30% in 2018 and will generate $18 billion in service revenue, according to a fixed wireless broadband forecast from ABI Research. As 5G fixed wireless broadband access is set to be launched in North America in 2018, it is set...Learn More

Dramatic Expansion of AT&T’s 5G Evolution Lays Groundwork for Real 5G

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AT&T announced today an expansion of their 5G Evolution technology to an additional 117 markets across the U.S., bringing the total 5G Evolution markets to 141. The term 5G Evolution is more of a marketing term, since the underlying technology for it is really advanced...Learn More

Verizon Sees Private LTE Network Opportunity with CBRS for Both Licensed and Unlicensed Spectrum

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Verizon said yesterday that it is conducting interoperability testing of LTE equipment operating in the CBRS band at the company’s facility in Irving, Texas. In addition to testing equipment and software to support commercial service, technicians also are testing equipment to support private LTE networks....Learn More

In Latest Mobile Broadband Speed Comparison, Verizon Comes Out on Top

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The average mobile download speed for all carriers in the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of this year was 19.08 Mbps and the average upload speed was 11.92 Mbps, according to Wirefly. Researchers at Wirefly also found Verizon to be the fastest...Learn More

Verizon to invest more than $200 million in STEM education pledges to reach 5 million students in 5 years

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  Basking Ridge, New Jersey – April 2, 2018 – Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) will invest more than $200 million in additional funds towards Verizon Innovative Learning, providing immersive next-gen technology, teacher training, STEM curricula and connectivity to under-resourced students across the United States....Learn More

Report: Rush to 5G Not Expected to Result in Significant Wireless Service Revenue Growth

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Despite all of the attention given to the onset of 5G, the new technology won’t be result in a big boon to wireless service revenue, according to a new Strategy Analytics study about 5G revenue growth. The research firm’s Worldwide Cellular User Forecasts 2018-2023 report...Learn More

Report: Ahead of 5G Push, LTE Market Share Hits 74% in North America with 353 Million Connections

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LTE technology became the most widely used wireless cellular technology in the world in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to 5G Americas. Based on data from Ovum, LTE market share now exceeds 35% and the technology is providing 4G wireless access to services and...Learn More

TBR: Wireless Revenue Trends Up Slightly, Thanks to Higher Equipment Costs

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Wireless revenue trends are up 2% year-to-year for U.S. carriers covered in Technology Business Research Inc.’s (TBR) 4Q17 U.S. & Canada Mobile Operator Benchmark report. Those revenues have reached an annual total of $62.7 billion, TBR said. According to the research firm, higher equipment revenue...Learn More

T-Mobile and NBC’s KXAS-TV Accelerate 600 MHz Repack

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March 14, 2018 – BELLEVUE, Wash. & DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) and NBC-owned station NBC 5 / KXAS-TV today announced an agreement to accelerate the repacking of the station’s 600 MHz spectrum in North Texas and surrounding areas. NBC 5 / KXAS-TV, which serves the Dallas/Fort-Worth area,...Learn More

Wabash Upgrades Rural Fixed Wireless Network Using Mimosa

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Wabash Communications has selected Mimosa Networks’ to upgrade a rural fixed wireless network in Ohio. Wabash has 6,000 subscribers. An uptick in demand led Wabash to deploy an LTE-based alternative in the 3.65 GHz band. That only added 50 MHz of spectrum, however, which was...Learn More

T-Mobile Outlines Multi-Spectrum 5G Approach, Construction to Begin Targeting 30 Markets

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Nokia, Ericsson, and  T-Mobile said today that they will work together to build T-Mobile’s national multi-spectrum 5G network. T-Mobile plans include building out the network to 30 cities this year, with customers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Las Vegas experiencing 5G on smartphones...Learn More

Sprint 5G Roadmap Revealed, as Carriers Step Up the 5G Public Relations Race

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Sprint customers will have access to 5G ‘like’ capabilities as early as April, the wireless carrier announced today. Sprint joins all major wireless carriers in making 5G announcements of late, hoping to claim some form of ‘first 5G’ perception in an ongoing 5G public relations...Learn More

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