Rural Operators Could Find Opportunity in CBRS Auction Plans Adopted by FCC

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Rural operators could find it easier to obtain spectrum licenses in the citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) band as the result of CBRS auction plans adopted by the FCC at today’s monthly commission meeting. Previously the FCC had said it would only issue licenses where...Learn More

Rise Broadband Exec: Broadband Wireless Economics Are Better Than Ever

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Broadband wireless economics are poised for a boost thanks to impending technology advances and the availability of new spectrum, said Rise Broadband Co-founder Jeff Kohler in an interview with Telecompetitor this week. And if you’re seeking an insider view on the broadband wireless market it’s...Learn More

CTIA Measures Wireless Industry GDP Impact at $282.1 Billion

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A new market research report carried out by Recon Analytics for CTIA determined that the wireless industry contributes $194.8 billion a year to the domestic U.S. economy and estimated the wireless industry GDP impact at $282.1 billion. The U.S. economy expanded 2.4% to reach $18.7...Learn More

Exec Details Cruzio Wireless Gigabit Plans Using Siklu

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Wireless gigabit could be an alternative to fiber-to-the-premises for delivering ultra-high-speed broadband service, as an announcement from Santa Cruz, California-based broadband provider Cruzio yesterday illustrates. Cruzio wireless gigabit is based on point-to-point wireless technology from Siklu, which will deliver gigabit service for $99 a month,...Learn More

Eighteen Companies with 600 MHz Auction Rural Bidding Credits Among Bidder List

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Eighteen companies with 600 MHz auction rural bidding credits are among the 69 companies on the bidder list of companies approved to participate in the upcoming auction of TV broadcast spectrum, which will be repurposed to support mobile broadband. An additional 35 network operators have...Learn More

Sprint Carrier Aggregation Demo Clocks 300 Mbps Mobile Broadband, But How Important is Speed?

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Sprint said today that it has demonstrated mobile broadband speeds of more than 300 Mbps using Sprint carrier aggregation technology on a Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone, using three-channel carrier aggregation. Carrier aggregation enables network operators to combine multiple swaths of spectrum together to create a...Learn More

Report: Economic Impact of Wireless Could be $2.7 Trillion in U.S. by 2030

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Taking advantage of emerging next-generation wireless networks could add some $2.7 trillion to the U.S. economy by 2030, according to a new study about the economic impact of wireless from the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI). Increasing wireless network capacity can contribute significantly to resolving a...Learn More

MOBILE NOW Act Would Free Up 5G Spectrum

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Bi-partisan legislation that passed the Senate Commerce Committee late last week aims to free up spectrum for 5G wireless. The bill, sponsored by North Dakota Republican Senator John Thune and Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, is known as the MOBILE NOW Act, for Making Opportunities...Learn More

Verizon EVP: 5G Wireless Gigabit Technically Feasible; Could It Compete with Landline?

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From a technology standpoint, 5G wireless gigabit technology has the potential to deliver ultra-high-speed broadband service to the home, potentially making it a competitor to landline options, said Verizon Executive Vice President Fran Shammo at an investor conference today. But although 5G could support gigabit...Learn More

XO/ Verizon Deal: XO Spectrum to Support Verizon 5G R&D

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Verizon said today that it plans to purchase XO Communications’ fiber optic network business for approximately $1.8 billion – a development that illustrates the lingering impact of the crash that hit the telecom industry in the early 2000s. Spokesmen for XO and Verizon confirmed that...Learn More

Verizon LTE-U Small Cell Trials Planned

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A Verizon LTE-U small cell trial looks to enhance indoor wireless coverage and add mobile services in high-density environments such as office buildings, shopping malls, hospitals and university campuses. LTE-U is a version of the LTE standard that operates in unlicensed frequency bands. Verizon said...Learn More

600 MHz Could Support a Comcast Wi-Fi First Mobile Service; Will It?

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News that Comcast may bid  in the upcoming 600 MHz auction illustrates an important decision that all cable companies now face, and it’s a classic telecom question – whether to buy or to build. After dabbling with various wireless strategies in the past, the cablecos’...Learn More