Mayors Argue for Local Decision Authority on 5G Infrastructure in Letter to FCC

Thirty-six mayors and elected local leaders representing Next Century Cities, a bipartisan organization, today sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that defended local decision-making around 5G infrastructure investments, small cell deployment, and the use of public rights-of-way. The mayoral letter to the...Learn More

T-Mobile and NBC’s KXAS-TV Accelerate 600 MHz Repack

March 14, 2018 – BELLEVUE, Wash. & DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) and NBC-owned station NBC 5 / KXAS-TV today announced an agreement to accelerate the repacking of the station’s 600 MHz spectrum in North Texas and surrounding areas. NBC 5 / KXAS-TV, which serves the Dallas/Fort-Worth area,...Learn More

Accenture Report Touts $1.56 Billion Savings From FCC Proposal for Streamlining 5G Small Cell Regulations

According to a new report from Accenture, an FCC proposed wireless infrastructure order, which includes emphasis on 5G small cell deployments, will save Americans $1.56 billion. The report says that the order will lead to more broadband for more Americans — including through an expedited...Learn More

IDC: Mobility Spending to Top $1.6 Trillion in 2018

Worldwide spending on mobility solutions will top $1.6 trillion this year, a 3.2% increase over 2017, according to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) new Worldwide Semiannual Mobility Spending Guide. The solid growth is expected to continue through 2021, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of...Learn More

FirstNet Provides Progress Report

FirstNet, the first responder network being built in a public/private partnership between AT&T and the FirstResponder Authority, is approaching its first birthday with network construction underway. A FirstNet progress report came in the form of a blog post and press release. All 50 states, the...Learn More

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

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

Peak Internet Fixed Broadband Will Be CBRS-Ready

Colorado-based Peak Internet will be deploying fixed wireless infrastructure operating in the 3.65 GHz band that can be easily upgraded in the future to use the entire CBRS band, according to ExteNet, equipment supplier for the Peak Internet fixed broadband deployment. Peak, headquartered in Woodland Park,...Learn More

CFO: Extensive Fiber Assets, FirstNet Give AT&T an Advantage on 5G Backhaul

AT&T’s legacy as a local exchange carrier (LEC), combined with its nationwide fiber network, will give it an advantage in backhaul connectivity for 5G wireless by minimizing 5G backhaul costs, said AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John Stephens at an investor...Learn More

FCC Poised to Revamp Small Cell Regulation

At its March 22 Open Meeting, the FCC will vote on a plan streamline small cell regulation. The changes would pertain to the federal historic and environmental review procedure that impacts wireless infrastructure deployments. The announcement was made by Commission Brendan Carr in a Feb....Learn More

T-Mobile Outlines Multi-Spectrum 5G Approach, Construction to Begin Targeting 30 Markets

Nokia, Ericsson, and  T-Mobile said today that they will work together to build T-Mobile’s national multi-spectrum 5G network. T-Mobile plans include building out the network to 30 cities this year, with customers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Las Vegas experiencing 5G on smartphones...Learn More

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

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

Pai Plans 5G Spectrum Auctions to Start in November

The FCC hopes to conduct an auction of high-frequency spectrum in the 28 GHz band suitable for 5G wireless services beginning in November, to be followed immediately by an auction of 24 GHz spectrum, said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today. The 5G spectrum auctions would...Learn More

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