Android Data Usage Trends: 60% Increase in One Year

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Android-based phones have seen a jump in data traffic across all operators, according to new research about Android data usage trends from AppOptix. The company monitors 4,000 Android devices, which had significant jumps in cellular and WiFi data, due — at least in part —...Learn More

New York, Others Added for Sprint 5G Rollout

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Sprint has added New York City, Phoenix and Kansas City to the markets that will receive the company’s 5G service in the first half of 2019. Previously announced markets for the Sprint 5G rollout include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. We...Learn More

Verizon and Partners Test Mobile CBRS on Live Network in Florida, Achieve 790 Mbps Peak Speed

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Verizon, Ericsson, Federated Wireless and Qualcomm Technologies said they have tested Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in a live commercial network in Florida. CBRS is shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band, a portion of which already has been freed up for unlicensed use on...Learn More

What Verizon Has Learned About Fixed 5G – And How It Will Benefit Mobile

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Ongoing Verizon fixed 5G trials continue to teach the company more “every day” about 5G technology, said Verizon CTO, Executive Vice President and President of Global Networks Hans Vestberg at an investor conference today. In a question-and-answer session, Vestberg explained why Verizon’s 5G coverage estimates...Learn More

Verizon Touts 5G Business Cases Through Alley 5G Incubator

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There is considerable hype regarding 5G these days and a common dissenting view is the apparent lack of true 5G business cases. Some argue 5G hype is overblown and it’s simply a faster version of 4G, with questionable business cases to support the investment required....Learn More

It’s Slow and Steady as She Goes, as Xfinity Mobile Penetration Hits 2.4%

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Comcast revealed Xfinity mobile progress today as they reported 1Q18 financials. Xfinity mobile subscriber counts are a closely watched metric, as they represent the cable industry’s progress in breaching the wireless industry, which is currently dominated by the four major national carriers, and a host...Learn More

EXCLUSIVE: AT&T, Verizon Outline FirstNet Interoperability Details; Rural Specifics Remain Light

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AT&T and Verizon have been conducting a sort of press release duel in recent months with regard to public safety communications. Verizon traditionally has had the largest share of that market, but AT&T gained a tremendous edge when it won contracts and spectrum to build...Learn More

DOJ eSIM Investigation Cites Possible Verizon, AT&T Collusion and Raises Issues About Standards-Setting Process

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Development of the latest eSIM standard is on hold, pending an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, global standards organization GSMA said Saturday. Regardless of how it is resolved, the DOJ eSIM investigation raises some important issues about the standards-setting process. DOJ eSIM Investigation...Learn More

FCC Takes First Steps Toward C-Band Shared Spectrum with Possible Implications for CBRS

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As stakeholders continue to debate the fate of CBRS band spectrum, the FCC yesterday took the first steps toward opening spectrum in the neighboring C-band for use on a shared basis with existing license holders that use the spectrum for fixed satellite service (FSS). Wireless...Learn More

Comcast and Charter Partner to Take on Mobile Industry, Form Mobile Operating Unit

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Comcast and Charter announced a joint venture today that will fuel both cable MSOs’ continued move into the mobile broadband ecosystem. The partnership will focus on developing and operating backend systems that support both Xfinity Mobile and Spectrum Mobile, signaling a more committed effort for...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

5G Spectrum Auction Plans Come Into Focus with FCC 28 GHz & 24 GHz Proposals

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The FCC today proposed to begin conducting an auction of spectrum in the 28 GHz band on November 14. A 24 GHz auction would commence as soon as the 28 GHz auction is completed. Both spectrum bands are considered well suited for fifth-generation 5G wireless...Learn More

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