Report: 802.11ax Well Suited for Carrier Wi-Fi in 5G Era

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The 802.11ax standard, which will become available later this year, can provide Wi-Fi with 5G-like speeds at a lower price point, according to GlobalData. Researchers expect 802.11ax carrier Wi-Fi to be an important element of carriers’ 5G strategy. “The 802.11ax standard will drive a significant...Learn More

C Spire 5G Wireless Service Offers 120 Mbps Fixed Wireless Broadband for $50

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A new C Spire 5G fixed wireless service is being offered in select markets throughout the regional carrier’s Mississippi footprint.  While C Spire brands the service 5G, like other wireless carriers rushing to grab the 5G crown, this service does not use actual 3GPP 5G...Learn More

FCC Takes Next Steps to Free Up 3.7-4.2 GHz Mid-Band Spectrum

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The FCC voted today to take stock of satellite earth stations operating in the 3.7-4.2 GHz spectrum band with the goal of making unused spectrum available to wireless network operators. The commission is also seeking input on what direction it should take in making spectrum...Learn More

FCC’s Rosenworcel Releases Model Small Cell Agreements

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The FCC has taken a step toward sorting through complex small cell deployment issues by releasing two model small cell agreements agreed to by the San Jose City Council. The announcement was made by Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who said that there is a balance between...Learn More

AT&T Fiber Now Reaches 9 Million Locations, Fixed 5G Trials Also Underway

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With the announcement of South Bend, Indiana as its latest AT&T fiber market, the carrier says they now reach 9 million locations. South Bend was also announced as a fixed 5G trial market, one of four, which leads to a bit of mixed messaging from...Learn More

Sprint CTO: Not All Massive MIMO is Created Equal

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There’s a lot of talk about using massive MIMO antennas to boost mobile network performance these days. But according to Sprint CTO John Saw, “not all massive MIMO is created equal.” At an investor conference yesterday, Saw said Sprint massive MIMO will have an advantage...Learn More

Sprint Taps Blockchain for Connected Car Offering

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A Sprint connected car offering launched today features a blockchain-powered IoT security system designed to guard against hackers. The offering is built on a platform from NXM Labs that includes high speed Wi-Fi, vehicle health monitoring and safety features. Maintenance reminders, preventative notifications, scheduling and...Learn More

AT&T, Verizon Spar Over San Jose 5G, Small Cell, Smart City Plans

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AT&T and Verizon today issued dueling press releases about plans for San Jose, California. AT&T, Verizon San Jose plans both involve 5G, small cells and the smart city, with AT&T emphasizing the 5G side and Verizon emphasizing the smart city. The dueling press releases illustrate...Learn More

Verizon/Nokia Test 5G NR Outdoors – Including Multi-Carrier Aggregation

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Verizon and Nokia say that they conducted outdoor 5G data sessions using 3GPP New Radio (NR) standards. The Verizon/Nokia 5G NR test included boosting of signals via multi-carrier aggregation. Marc Rouanne, president of Nokia Mobile Networks, focused on the outdoor element of the testing in...Learn More

5G, IoT, Drive Carrier Router Evolution, Juniper’s New Approach

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As carriers get set to offer 5G services and to support a higher level of Internet of Things (IoT) traffic, we should expect to see a carrier router evolution, as news today from Juniper Networks illustrates. While many people are taking about applications such as...Learn More

5G Subscriber Forecast: By 2023, LTE Will Still Outnumber 5G Subscriptions by 5 to 1

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There will be 1 billion 5G subscribers by 2023, when more than 20% of the world’s population has access to the technology, according to a 5G subscriber forecast included in the latest Ericsson Mobility Report. The report also found that mobile data traffic, driven by...Learn More

Future Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg: Will He Continue McAdam Legacy?

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Verizon’s next CEO will be Hans Vestberg, former CEO of key supplier Ericsson, who joined Verizon as chief technology officer just over a year ago. Verizon announced that he will assume that title August 1, replacing Lowell McAdam, who has been Verizon CEO for seven...Learn More

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