Sprint and Cox Forge Strategic Partnership for Network Densification

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

Analyst: Verizon 5G Fixed Wireless Competitive Threat is Modest at Best

A research note from New Street Research throws a little cold water on a potential 5G fixed wireless competitive threat to cable broadband. Verizon is expected to launch the fixed wireless service later this year in 3 to 5 markets, including Sacramento, Calif., a Comcast...Learn More

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

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

Huawei to Launch Mate 10 Pro Smartphone in February in the U.S.

January 09, 2018 — LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at CES® 2018, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) revealed that its breakthrough HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro will be available in the U.S. through major electronics retailers, including Best Buy, Amazon, Microsoft, Newegg and B&H beginning on February 18, with...Learn More

T-Mobile Magenta Offers NB-IoT Connectivity for $6 a Year

T-Mobile has launched Magenta, a Narrow Band-IoT-based platform for connecting and coordinating IoT devices. The T-Mobile Magenta service will cost $6 per year for up to 12 MB per connected device under terms of a special offer. NB-IoT is an LTE-Advanced based approach developed under...Learn More

Comcast Connection Pro Offers Automatic 4G Backup

January 09, 2018 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Business today announced the launch of Connection Pro, the first automatic 4G wireless backup internet connection offered by a broadband provider. Comcast Business Connection Pro is a Business Internet add-on that provides small businesses nationwide an automatic 4G LTE cellular back-up...Learn More

Starry, Marvell Join Forces on 5G Fixed Wireless, Hope to Empower Other ISPs

Starry, Inc., and Marvell are teaming together to develop new fixed wireless technologies that the companies expect to be the basis for future connectivity of wireless broadband access. The Starry, Marvell deal will bring together the Starry millimeter wave integrated circuit and smart-antenna and cloud management...Learn More

What If, As Rumored, the FCC Broadband Speed Definition is Lowered?

The FCC broadband speed definition could be in for a change. Several sources report that the commission could vote as soon as next month or earlier to reduce the speed required for an internet connection to be considered broadband for purposes of the FCC’s annual...Learn More

Starry Internet Expansion May Include 16 Additional Markets, Starts with Two

Fixed wireless ISP Starry Internet is expanding beyond their initial market of Boston, Mass. Next up, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, the start-up wireless carrier announced in a blog post. Eventually, Starry Internet expansion could include 14 additional markets. Starry Internet announced their intentions to...Learn More

5G Race Accelerates With AT&T Mobile 5G Plans Announced for Late 2018

AT&T mobile 5G plans will include launch of the next generation mobile broadband service in 12 markets by late 2018, the carrier announced today. The announcement marks an acceleration in the launch of mobile 5G services, which just a few months ago wasn’t expected until...Learn More

U.S. Cellular and Nokia Team Up to Improve the Network Experience for Customers

January 03, 2018 — CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Cellular and Nokia today announced that they are working together on a transformative intelligent operations system to better predict and determine network performance to enhance the wireless customer experience. By combining Nokia’s advanced analytics and a variety of “smart”...Learn More

Samsung Officially Now a Part of Verizon 5G Launch Plans

Long a Verizon 5G pilot and trial partner, Samsung officially announced its role as a vendor player in Verizon 5G launch plans. Sacramento, Calif. will be the launch market for Verizon’s 5G service, which will initially focus on fixed wireless service for home broadband. The...Learn More

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