Hammer Fiber, Go Long Deal to Support National Pre-5G Fixed Wireless Expansion Plan

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Regional carrier Hammer Fiber has big fixed wireless broadband ambitions. Although Hammer until now has focused on the New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York markets, the company plans to launch service in 49 additional markets throughout the U.S., including underserved rural communities. To support those...Learn More

Is a Verizon FirstNet Plan in the Works? FCC Letter Seeks Clarification

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When the Commerce Department earlier this year awarded the contract to build the FirstNet nationwide mobile broadband public safety network to AT&T, it wasn’t a done deal for all 50 states. Individual states still must opt in (which at least five already have done) or...Learn More

Unite Private Networks’ Nebraska Small Cell Deployment

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LINCOLN, Neb., July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Unite Private Networks (UPN), a leading provider of high-capacity, fiber-based communication networks is pleased to announce a small cell expansion project in Grand Island, NE. The deployment is in support of a major wireless carrier. The new...Learn More

FirstNet Apps Ecosystem is Key to Future Success and is Being Built on Three Pillars

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Applications will be key to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and the FirsNet Apps ecosystem is being built on three pillars. They include: developing a rich set of applications for public safety, ensuring that the applications developed for the network enhance public safety and...Learn More

Illinois Electric Cooperative Selects Proxim Wireless

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Silicon Valley, CA, July 25, 2017 – Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTC Markets: PRXM), a pioneer and global leader in advanced Wi-Fi, point-to-point (PtP), and point-to-multipoint (PtMP) radio systems, today announced that Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC) has selected Proxim Wireless’ solutions to upgrade its network infrastructure...Learn More

Verizon, General Motors Connected Car Deal is About Global Connectivity

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Global connectivity is the focus of a Verizon, General Motors connected car deal announced today. The deal calls for Verizon Telematics and global connectivity provider Globetouch to launch “upgraded network solutions” that will be used for GM’s OnStar connected vehicle service. Verizon, along with several...Learn More

Low-Latency Apps and the Legacy Telco Central Office are Key to AT&T Edge Computing Vision

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What do low-latency apps and the telco central office have in common? They both figure prominently in an emerging AT&T edge computing vision. Data-intensive low-latency apps such as self-driving cars, augmented/ virtual reality (AR/VR) and robotic manufacturing will drive that vision. And AT&T sees its...Learn More

AT&T Rural Fixed Wireless Deployment Expands to Mississippi

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Updated later July 17 AT&T rural fixed wireless deployment announcements are coming fast and frequently. The carrier said today that it has launched the service in parts of 15 Mississippi counties where the company accepted money through the Connect America Fund (CAF) program toward deployment...Learn More

T-Mobile NB-IoT Las Vegas Testing Complete, Muni Services Offered

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T-Mobile has completed testing of Narrowband-IoT on a live network in Las Vegas and, in conjunction with the city, is introducing IoT-based municipal services. T-Mobile NB-IoT could be a  linchpin for ubiquitous IoT services. “Connecting the IoT — and virtually everything — requires wireless technologies...Learn More

AT&T 5G Evolution Speeds Are Twice That of 4G LTE, Points to Indianapolis for a Glimpse

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With a launch today in Indianapolis, AT&T is claiming AT&T 5G Evolution speeds that are double that of traditional 4G LTE. Although the service is not based on 5G standards, which are still being established, an AT&T press release notes that the service does encompass...Learn More

Rise Broadband Expands Service to Blair, Nebraska

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Englewood, Colorado — July 11, 2017 — Rise Broadband, the nation’s largest fixed wireless broadband service provider, has finalized its agreement with the City of Blair, NE and has activated transmission equipment on three city structures to expand the company’s internet/phone coverage, speed and capacity...Learn More

Virginia is First State to Opt in to AT&T FirstNet Plan

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Virginia is expected today to be the first state to opt in to AT&T FirstNet plans to build a wireless public safety network that ultimately will interconnect with public safety networks in all 50 states. Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe announced the decision at an event...Learn More

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