Nokia T-Mobile LAA Test Achieves 1.3 Gbps, CTO Neville Cites Foundation for 5G

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A Nokia T-Mobile LAA test achieved speeds of 1.3 Gbps using the licensed assisted access technology at the carrier’s lab in Bellevue, WA. LAA is an approach to the use of unlicensed spectrum by cellular operators. The tests supported 14-layer transmissions using Nokia’s commercial AirScale...Learn More

First Three AT&T Mobile 5G Markets Announced; Company Sees Path to Multi-Gigabit Speeds

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The first three AT&T mobile 5G markets will be parts of Atlanta, Dallas and Waco in 2018, the company said today. The company also plans to launch nine other markets this year, but has not named them. As we previously reported, AT&T’s initial mobile 5G...Learn More

C Spire 5G Fixed Wireless Test to Feature 3.65 GHz Spectrum

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C Spire plans to test new 5G fixed wireless technology at their Ridgeland, Miss. headquarters tomorrow, with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr in attendance. The C Spire 5G fixed wireless test will feature patented technology from Santa Clara, Calif.-based Cohere Technologies. Cohere’s turboConnect fixed wireless access...Learn More

Comcast Fixed and Mobile Wireless Trials to Use Portion of CBRS Band

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Comcast is planning fixed and mobile wireless trials in Philadelphia using spectrum in the 3650-3700 MHz band, according to a news report from Mobile World Live based on a Comcast FCC filing. The possibility of a Comcast fixed wireless offering is a new development. The...Learn More

AT&T Completes Acquisition of FiberTower Corporation

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DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AT&T* has closed its acquisition of FiberTower Corporation, giving it millimeter wave spectrum that will be put to work later this year to begin the rollout of mobile 5G services. AT&T paid $207 million to acquire FiberTower and will receive a significant footprint in...Learn More

FCC Spectrum Horizons Proposal Focuses on Extremely High Frequencies

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The FCC will vote next month on a Spectrum Horizons proposal that could eventually open up spectrum at extremely high frequencies for mobile use. Previously this spectrum was considered unsuitable for telecom services but as wireless bandwidth demand continues to climb, network operators are exploring...Learn More

CBRS Rules and Wireless ISPs: What Impact Would Contemplated Changes Have?

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I checked in recently with some stakeholders to get their take on potential changes to CBRS rules and wireless ISPs (WISPs), with the goal of better gauging the potential impact of the proposed rule changes on the WISPs. In recent years, wireless ISPs have had...Learn More

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

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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

Top Telecom Stories of 2017 (7 High-Profile, 3 Low-Profile)

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It was virtually impossible to miss some of the top telecom stories of 2017 –such as the recent Net Neutrality reversal or carriers’ ongoing 5G and fixed wireless activities. Some other important stories initially got a bit of attention but then faded from the collective...Learn More

Latest AT&T 5G Trial is Wi-Fi Focused, Uses 28 GHz Spectrum

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The latest AT&T 5G trial, announced today, will be in Waco, Texas and will use 5G as the backhaul link to support Wi-Fi connectivity at the Silos – a shopping, dining and recreation area operated by Magnolia, the home and lifestyle brand of Chip and...Learn More

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

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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

Maine WISP Redzone Announces Gigabit Fixed Wireless, Promises Disruptive Pricing

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Gigabit fixed wireless will be coming to Portland, Maine beginning in the first quarter of 2018. Wireless internet service provider (WISP) Redzone Wireless said today that it will achieve gigabit speeds by combining three spectrum bands – licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum and unlicensed spectrum in...Learn More

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