AT&T LTE-LAA Rollout Taps Unlicensed Spectrum

AT&T said that it has rolled out LTE-License Assisted Access (LTE-LAA) in parts of Indianapolis and will expand the LTE-LAA rollout to additional parts of the city by the end of the year. The technology boasts theoretical speeds of 1 Gbps and, according to the...Learn More

AT&T 5G Evolution Coming to Minneapolis

AT&T said it will expand its AT&T 5G Evolution rollout to parts of Minneapolis during the next few months. The technology already is in use in parts of Austin and Indianapolis. The company plans to roll out 5G Evolution in a total of 20 markets...Learn More

T-Mobile LTE Advanced Now in More Than 920 Markets, Gigabit LTE Available in Nearly Half of Them

T-Mobile has expanded the T-Mobile LTE Advanced footprint to more than 920 markets. T-Mobile claims the 920 markets surpass those of other carriers that have deployed LTE Advanced technology. T-Mobile also said it has three speed-boosting technologies – carrier aggregation, 4X4 MIMO and 256 QAM –...Learn More

T-Mobile Curls Up With Nest for Home Security Bundle

A T-Mobile home security package featuring Nest home security equipment will soon go on sale, giving T-Mobile a path into the rapidly evolving home security market. T-Mobile joins a host of other communications service providers who now offer some form of home security, including AT&T...Learn More

AT&T to Launch Edge Computing Test Zone in Silicon Valley in Early 2018

November 6, 2017 — DALLAS, Texas — AT&T is building an edge computing test zone in Palo Alto, California, where developers and other companies can test connected applications like self-driving cars, augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR), and drones. The test zone will go live...Learn More

FirstNet Opt Out: With Accusations Flying, AT&T and FirstNet Respond

As roughly half of U.S. states consider a FirstNet opt out or opt in decision, considerable confusion has arisen about states’ options – confusion resulting, some say, from pressure tactics applied by FirstNet, the government entity created to administer the nationwide mobile broadband public safety...Learn More

NewCore, RINA Partner with Rural Wireless Carriers on Shared Infrastructure, IMS Core First Up

A group of more than 40 rural wireless carriers led by NewCore Wireless and RINA Wireless hopes to find strength in numbers in a wireless market that has become increasingly challenging for smaller carriers. Both NewCore and RINA have invested in core wireless network infrastructure...Learn More

Illinois Valley Cellular Lights 4G LTE with ExteNet

CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ExteNet Systems, a leading provider of Distributed Network Systems (DNS) enabling advanced cellular, wireless and broadband connectivity across urban and rural America, today announced a partnership with Illinois Valley Cellular to enable 4G LTE broadband connectivity for north central Illinois. Operating as a regional cellular service provider,...Learn More

AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk Breathes New Life into PTT: LBS, Voice Message Fallback, More

AT&T has upgraded one of the oldest mobile business services offered by wireless carriers with AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk (PTT) service. PTT was perhaps made most famous by Nextel, which heavily marketed the feature as a differentiator over other mobile services at the time. Nextel was...Learn More

Qualcomm Announces First 5G NR Chipsets and Verizon Partnership; So What is 5G NR?

Qualcomm said today that it has achieved gigabit speeds using a 5G NR (5G New Radio) modem chipset that the company is calling Snapdragon X50. The achievement could pave the way for 5G commercialization in 2019. That’s about a year earlier than what developers initially...Learn More

Google’s Loon Balloons Attempt to Restore Cell Service to Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico struggles to regain cell service in the wake of Hurricane Maria, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted an experimental license for Project Loon, led by Google’s parent company Alphabet, to help provide emergency wireless service in the U.S. territory. Project Loon...Learn More

CBRS LTE Fixed Wireless Broadband Set to Deploy, Despite Uncertain Future

Fixed wireless broadband continues to gain traction with the news today that Georgia-based wireless internet service provider (WISP) Paladin Wireless will deploy fixed service using LTE technology in the CBRS band. Paladin is targeting a December turn-up for the network using an experimental license, said...Learn More

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