AT&T Turns Up 2,500 Cellsites on FirstNet Spectrum, Claims 1,500 Public Safety Agency Customers

AT&T said today that it has installed equipment operating in the FirstNet spectrum band on 2,500 cell sites nationwide. The buildout still must be validated by the FirstNet Authority, AT&T said. The FirstNet Authority is the government entity that administers the FirstNet public safety network...Learn More

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

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

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

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

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

T-Mobile NB-IoT Launches Nationwide

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

Windstream Enterprise Announces SD-WAN Cloud Connect to Enhance Enterprise Cloud Migration

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream Enterprise (WE), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that it has launched SD-WAN Cloud Connect, a flexible, high-performance way for enterprises to connect all their network locations to their cloud-based applications. Offered in collaboration with VeloCloud,...Learn More

WISPA Outlines Broadband Fixed Wireless Economics, Policy Goals Before Congress

Broadband fixed wireless economics are considerably better than those for fiber-to-the-home, said Claude Aiken, president and CEO of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) in written testimony presented to the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications and Technology yesterday. Aiken urged subcommittee members to...Learn More

Report: Twin Cities at Top of Mobile Speed Rankings, T-Mobile Takes Title

Minneapolis has the fastest mobile internet in the U.S., while the slowest among the top 100 were : Laredo, Anchorage, Madison, Reno and Lubbock, according to the latest mobile speed rankings from Ookla, a mobile and broadband network testing firm. In grabbing the top spot,...Learn More

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

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

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

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

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

AT&T Gains Exclusive Distribution Partnership with AR/VR Firm Magic Leap

AT&T announced it had invested in and is partnering with Magic Leap, developer of proprietary spatial computing and experiential platforms that provide augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) experiences. The AT&T Magic Leap deal will give AT&T certain exclusive sales opportunities involving Magic Leap’s first product,...Learn More

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