AT&T: Mobile 5G Trials Yield Gigabit Speeds in Millimeter Wave Bands

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AT&T mobile 5G trials are achieving gigabit speeds, the carrier said in a blog post today. The speeds were achieved in trials in three cities using millimeter wave spectrum, the company said. “[W]e’re confident we have all the answers we need to deploy a mobile...Learn More

In Latest Mobile Broadband Speed Comparison, Verizon Comes Out on Top

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The average mobile download speed for all carriers in the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of this year was 19.08 Mbps and the average upload speed was 11.92 Mbps, according to Wirefly. Researchers at Wirefly also found Verizon to be the fastest...Learn More

TBR: Wireless Revenue Trends Up Slightly, Thanks to Higher Equipment Costs

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Wireless revenue trends are up 2% year-to-year for U.S. carriers covered in Technology Business Research Inc.’s (TBR) 4Q17 U.S. & Canada Mobile Operator Benchmark report. Those revenues have reached an annual total of $62.7 billion, TBR said. According to the research firm, higher equipment revenue...Learn More

Verizon EVP: Competitive 5G Claims Could Be “Fake News”

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Competitive 5G claims about nationwide networks “could be fake news,” said Ronan Dunne, Verizon executive vice president and group president of Verizon Wireless at an investor conference today. “We’re not building a PR network,” said Dunne. “We’re building a network worthy of Verizon.” Competitive 5G...Learn More

Sprint 5G Roadmap Revealed, as Carriers Step Up the 5G Public Relations Race

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Sprint customers will have access to 5G ‘like’ capabilities as early as April, the wireless carrier announced today. Sprint joins all major wireless carriers in making 5G announcements of late, hoping to claim some form of ‘first 5G’ perception in an ongoing 5G public relations...Learn More

Verizon 5G Roadmap Takes Important Step with Successful Mobile 5G Call

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The Verizon 5G roadmap gained another step with the first successful completion of a 5G new radio (NR) 3GPP standards compliant over-the-air mobile 5G call, the company announced yesterday. The call was completed over licensed spectrum on a 5G NR prototype device provided by Qualcomm....Learn More

Shentel announces expansion of its affiliate relationship with Sprint

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February 5, 2017 — Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (“Shentel”) (NASDAQ:SHEN) announces that it has closed a transaction to further expand its relationship with Sprint, effective February 1, 2018. Shentel has signed an Expansion Agreement and amended its Affiliate Agreement with Sprint to expand its affiliate service...Learn More

Speed Tests Show Unlimited Plan Impact on Wireless Speeds Reversing, T-Mobile Still Tops

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After all four of the nation’s largest wireless carriers introduced unlimited plans early last year, the industry saw major shifts in average 4G speeds. Both AT&T and Verizon saw their average speeds drop for six straight months, according to OpenSignal, which collects data from consumer...Learn More

Sprint and Cox Forge Strategic Partnership for Network Densification

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A new Sprint Cox deal will allow Sprint to leverage Cox’s infrastructure for network densification. Sprint will utilize Cox’s network for additional macrocell backhaul and small cell deployments which are key for 4G and 5G deployments. Details are a little sketchy, but this Sprint Cox...Learn More

Sprint Continues Expansion in Major U.S. Carrier Hotels

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November 29, 2017 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE: S) announced that it is continuing its strategy to expand in major carrier hotels to broaden its network and provide access at the lowest cost. The latest effort in this expansion added a new Point of Presence (PoP)...Learn More

Sprint Hulu Deal: Three of the Big Four Now Bundle Video with Wireless

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A Sprint Hulu deal, announced today, will include the over-the-top video provider’s Limited Commercials service at no charge for customers who purchase Sprint’s Unlimited service. Sprint is the third of the four major wireless carriers to make bundled moves on the video front as video...Learn More

Busy Weekend for Sprint as T-Mobile Deal Dies, Altice MVNO Born, and More Softbank

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Sprint executives were busy this weekend. Another run at a T-Mobile merger failed, but a new Altice MVNO deal was born. To top it off, Sprint majority owner Softbank intends to up their current 82% ownership stake in the U.S. mobile carrier. Both T-Mobile US...Learn More

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