Nokia Claims 600 MHz LTE Equipment First

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Nokia claimed a 600 MHz LTE equipment first today, announcing that it has completed the first pre-standard 600 MHz LTE call using commercially available equipment. The winning bidders in the FCC’s auction of 600 MHz spectrum are expected to use the spectrum to expand their...Learn More

Report: Global LTE Connections Surpass 2 Billion, North American Penetration Approaches 300M

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Global LTE connections rose to 1.9 billion in 4Q 2016 and breached the 2 billion connection mark in February, according to the latest market data from 5G Americas via Ovum Research. North America boasts nearly 300 million LTE subscribers, as well as some of the...Learn More

FCC Mobility Fund Plans Call For Two Year CETC Support Phase-out

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Wireless carriers, known as competitive eligible telecommunications carriers (CETCs), who currently receive Universal Service funding in areas that will no longer be eligible for support will have that funding phased out over a two-year period beginning one month after completion of an upcoming mobility fund...Learn More

ABI Sees Important Role for 4.5G LTE-Advanced Pro

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ABI Research expects the global base of customers subscribing to “high-speed data throughput” services to surge higher and exceed 641 million in 2021. Readily available access to next-gen 5G networks and services is still four to five years away, but 4.5G LTE-Advanced Pro technology is...Learn More

Sprint Gigabit LTE is Born, First Commercial Launch in New Orleans

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A new mobile broadband experience took place in New Orleans yesterday, with the unveiling of Sprint Gigabit LTE, the company reports. The new service, which is seen as an evolutionary step towards 5G, delivers much faster mobile broadband, with some caveats. Sprint and its technology...Learn More

Private LTE Could Be Coming Soon, Thanks to Google CBRS Band Efforts

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Considerable progress is being made in preparation for using Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum on a shared basis to support commercial and private wireless networks, according to separate announcements late last week from Google and Federated Wireless. According to a company blog post, Google...Learn More

FCC LTE-U Authorization Paves Way for T-Mobile Gigabit LTE

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The FCC said yesterday that it had authorized some LTE-U devices for use in unlicensed portions of the 5 GHz band. T-Mobile wasted no time in making its own announcement saying it is now deploying LTE-U in its network with the goal of having service...Learn More

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