CEO: We Don’t Need 5G for U.S. Cellular Fixed Wireless, LTE Will Work Just Fine

LTE will be a better choice than 5G for supporting fixed wireless service for U.S. Cellular, said U.S. Cellular CEO Ken Meyers, yesterday. U.S. Cellular fixed LTE is currently available in remote areas of Kansas and Nebraska, and the company expects to make more fixed...Learn More

AT&T Smart Cities Portfolio Now Includes Infrastructure Monitoring

Smart Cities Structure Monitoring will join a growing AT&T smart cities portfolio of IoT infused products. The new service aims to increase safety by finding and alerting officials of dangerous infrastructure. The carrier notes that much infrastructure in the United States is old – more...Learn More

T-Mobile Magenta Offers NB-IoT Connectivity for $6 a Year

T-Mobile has launched Magenta, a Narrow Band-IoT-based platform for connecting and coordinating IoT devices. The T-Mobile Magenta service will cost $6 per year for up to 12 MB per connected device under terms of a special offer. NB-IoT is an LTE-Advanced based approach developed under...Learn More

Comcast Connection Pro Offers Automatic 4G Backup

January 09, 2018 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Business today announced the launch of Connection Pro, the first automatic 4G wireless backup internet connection offered by a broadband provider. Comcast Business Connection Pro is a Business Internet add-on that provides small businesses nationwide an automatic 4G LTE cellular back-up...Learn More

Nokia, T-Mobile US and Intel Collaborate to Bring T-Mobile’s First Commercial Hardware Based 5G 28 GHz Cell on Air

3 January 2018 — Bellevue, WA – Nokia, T-Mobile and Intel have reached a major milestone in their 5G collaboration by bringing a 28 GHz outdoor 5G commercial radio system on air in the busy downtown corridor of Bellevue in Washington state. A data session was conducted...Learn More

Broadband Provider Groups Aim to Debunk “Overexaggerated” Net Neutrality Fears

Representatives of three broadband provider associations held a press conference today to attempt to debunk what one representative called “overexaggerated” and “catastrophic” Net Neutrality fears on the part of the American public. The action came just one day before the FCC is expected to vote...Learn More

C Spire Fixed Wireless Launch: Five-Mile Range Using Unlicensed Spectrum

C Spire today launched fixed wireless service at speeds up to 100 Mbps in 40 markets in the company’s home state of Mississippi. C Spire fixed wireless service will be available to consumers in 22 markets and to businesses in all 40 markets, supporting speeds...Learn More

5G Americas: Amidst 5G Prep, Global LTE Connections Hit 2.5 Billion, 100%+ North American Penetration in 2018

Global LTE connections reached 2.5 billion by the end of the third quarter, according to research conducted by Ovum and cited by industry trade association 5G Americas in a press release.The new plateau represented an increase of 838 million new LTE subscriptions in the last...Learn More

Hammer Fiber Completes Testing of Next Generation Fixed LTE Wireless Platform

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Wireless and fiber network operator, Hammer Fiber Optic Investments Ltd., a subsidiary of Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) announced today that the initial development phase of their advanced LTE fixed wireless system is concluded. Given...Learn More

ARRIS Completes Acquisition of Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business

Suwanee, Georgia — December 1, 2017 — ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) has completed its acquisition of the Ruckus Wireless® and ICX® Switch business from Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO). With this acquisition, ARRIS® builds on a leadership position in networking and entertainment for service providers while...Learn More

AT&T LTE-M Button: Ring-Bell-for-Service Goes High Tech

An AT&T LTE-M Button, announced today, uses sophisticated technology to make things simple. You could think of it a modern-day version of the “ring for service” bells that used to sit on store or dry cleaner counters– except that the entity responding to the alert...Learn More

M2M Connections Forecast to Exceed 300 Million by 2022, But Distractions Pose Challenges

The U.S. cellular M2M market will grow beyond 300 million connections by 2022, according to a M2M connections forecast from ABI Research. In a press release announcing its latest findings, the research firm said that new competition is emerging as U.S. network operators rush to...Learn More

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