AT&T Names Three More of First 2018 5G Markets But Isn’t Talking Spectrum Bands

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AT&T today announced three more cities for its 2018 5G buildout – including Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C. and Oklahoma City. The company previously said it would deploy service to a dozen AT&T 5G markets in 2018 and announced that Dallas, Atlanta and Waco would be...Learn More

T-Mobile NB-IoT Launches Nationwide

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T-Mobile has launched its Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service nationwide, which the company claims is a first in the U.S.  The T-Mobile NB-IoT offering is also the first to operate in the guard bands, according to the company. T-Mobile likened guard band operation to...Learn More

T-Mobile ONE Now Blankets the Globe with Over 210 Countries and Destinations

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Bellevue, Washington — July 17, 2018 — T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today took the best wireless plan for travelers and made it even better – blanketing nearly the entire globe. T-Mobile customers already had unlimited data and texting in over 140 countries and destinations thanks to Simple...Learn More

Verizon 4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM Upgrades Should Boost Wireless Speeds, Capacity

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Verizon aims to boost wireless speeds and capacity with technology upgrades planned for 1,100 markets or more. The company will provide carrier aggregation to subscribers in more than 2,000 markets and will add 4×4 Massive Input, Massive Output (MIMO) and 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM)...Learn More

T-Mobile Gets Early Access to New York Area 600 MHz Spectrum

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T-Mobile can enhance its LTE coverage and capacity in the greater New York City area more quickly as the result of a new agreement with CBS Corporation that was announced today. WLNY-TV moved from its 600 MHz spectrum on portions of Long Island and the...Learn More

Report: LTE Market Share Hits 76% in U.S. and Canada with 365 Million LTE Connections

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More than one third (38.5%) of all wireless cellular technology worldwide used LTE in the first quarter of 2018, according to new LTE market share data from 5G Americas and Ovum. North America dominates the LTE landscape, with a penetration rate of more than three-quarters...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

AT&T NB-IoT Network Will Co-Exist with LTE-M

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AT&T plans to launch a narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network in the U.S. early next year. The launch will offer an alternative to the company’s existing LTE-M network, which also supports IoT communications. AT&T NB-IoT As AT&T explained in a press release, both NB-IoT...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

C Spire Introduces Free Public Safety Data Priority Service for Emergency First Responders

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Ridgeland, Miss. (June 15, 2018) – With the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season just underway, C Spire is introducing a new public safety data priority service today designed to help local and state emergency first responders send and receive critical mobile data communications during a crisis or...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

LPWA Forecast Calls for 1 Billion IoT Connections in 2023

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Low power wireless access (LPWA) network connections will grow at a 53% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) until 2023, according to an LPWA forecast from ABI Research. IoT connections, which will pass the 1 billion milestone that year, will experience a significant change in dynamics...Learn More

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