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Made in China, by a Swedish Robot: Ericsson Gets Smart in Nanjing
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9/17/2019  |  Post a comment
The Swedish telecom equipment maker has been automating one of its Chinese factories as part of an ongoing efficiency drive and overhaul of its global supply chain.
Verizon Eyes Intersection of Private Networks, CBRS, 5G & Edge Computing
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9/16/2019  |  Post a comment
As Verizon's initial 3.5GHz CBRS deployments get going, the operator is looking toward a future that would combine private networks, CBRS, 5G and edge computing.
Hungary Bars Digi From 5G Auction
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9/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Three operators will bid for spectrum in Hungary's upcoming 5G auction after broadband operator Digi had its application rejected without explanation.
5G Asia: Intel's Chan on Edge Opportunities
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9/16/2019  |  Post a comment
At the 5G Asia event in Singapore, Intel's Caroline Chan talks to Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw about the link between edge computing and 5G, potential enterprise use cases, and the increasingly hot topic of private networks.
5G Boosting Revenue but Proving Complex to Manage, Says SKT
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9/16/2019  |  Post a comment
5G has come with business benefits for the South Korean operator but also led to more operational complexity.
Charter Is Preparing to Build a Wireless Network
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9/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Cable company Charter Communications is expected to begin building an LTE network in 3.5GHz spectrum in select locations where it counts a large number of Spectrum Mobile customers.
Add Sub-Prime 5G to the UK's Broadband Woes
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9/13/2019  |  Post a comment
A new ranking of maximum 5G speeds puts the UK right at the bottom, a familiar position for the Brexit-bound nation.
AT&T Intros 'Safety Button' for US Hotel Workers
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9/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Hotel workers transmit their exact location to security when the 'safety button' is pushed.
It's Time to Get Excited About 3.5GHz CBRS
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9/12/2019  |  1 comment
We're days away from initial commercial deployments in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band, often called 'Goldilocks spectrum' because of its propagation characteristics. It certainly appears to be just right, given the diversity of initial commercial applications.
Australia's TPG Had No 5G Plan. Does Anyone?
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9/12/2019  |  Post a comment
The legal battle over a proposed merger between two operators shines a bad light on Australia's telecom market.
What to Expect From Altice Mobile
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Analysts expect Altice USA to collect 1.7 million mobile customers by 2023, and pay Sprint around $2.50 for each GB those customers consume.
Another Tiny Wireless Operator Is Launching 5G
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9/10/2019  |  1 comment
Nex-Tech Wireless, which serves parts of Kansas and Colorado, will use equipment from Ericsson to launch 5G. The announcement again shines light on rural US operators that use Huawei equipment.
'Upswitching' From LTE Trips Up 5G Latency In South Korea
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Yes, 5G provides blazing-fast speeds. But new research from IHS Markit's RootMetrics in South Korea found that some users are seeing latency hiccups due to the fact they need to first move from LTE to 5G in order to access those blazing-fast speeds.
AT&T & Verizon: All Quiet on Narrowband IoT
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9/6/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T is 'readying things' on NB-IoT, while Verizon remains silent on customer traction on the narrowband technology.
U.S. Cellular's New 'Fairness' Campaign to Include Rural 5G Component
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9/6/2019  |  1 comment
U.S. Cellular is embarking on a new advertising campaign that will include how it plans to expand 5G into rural areas.
Samsung to Make 80% of 5G Smartphones in 2019
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9/6/2019  |  3 comments
Samsung said it expects to ship fully 4 million 5G smartphones in 2019, which according to figures from Strategy Analytics would make it responsible for fully 80% of all 5G phones sold this year.
Rakuten Delays Launch of Cloud-Native Network
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9/6/2019  |  2 comments
The Japanese ecommerce giant is delaying the launch of services on its mobile network over performance concerns.
LoRa, NB-IoT Tussle in the LPWAN IoT Arena
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9/5/2019  |  1 comment
LoRa expected to be a de facto standard, according to Semtech, even as NB-IoT deployments grow.
Meet AT&T's New Communications Division Leadership
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9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's biggest business unit now has a new leadership team. Here's a look at who is likely running the company's wired and wireless networks, and its overall mobile and wired Internet offerings.
Is There a Payoff for Free Wireless?
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9/5/2019  |  2 comments
Several wireless providers, including Sprint, T-Mobile and FreedomPop, have toyed with 'free' service offerings. However, the freemium business model appears tricky to implement.
Altice Mobile Expects to Be in the Black Within 12 Months
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9/5/2019  |  1 comment
'We wouldn't be in this business if we didn't think it would become a profitable standalone business,' Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei says.
Altice Mobile Debuts $20 Per Month 'Price for Life' to Optimum & Suddenlink Subs
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9/5/2019  |  1 comment
Altice USA's new 'Unlimited Everything' offering, underpinned by its MVNO deal with Sprint, will be sold for $30 per line per month to non-Optimum and Suddenlink customers in or near its 21-state footprint.
Deutsche Telekom Finally Gets to Launch 5G
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9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The German operator has been given the spectrum it needs to provide 5G services three months after the country's 5G auction wrapped up.
AT&T's American Tower Deal Hints at Progress in Tower Play
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9/3/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T inked a new, long-term deal with US tower giant American Tower. While the details of the deal remain unclear, it appears to signal some movement in AT&T's broader tower strategy.
Pressure on Huawei Shifts Closer to Home
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9/2/2019  |  1 comment
The US campaign to pressure others into snubbing Huawei has had an impact in Vietnam and has now also moved underwater.
Huawei's Share of the Global Telecom Market Keeps Growing
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8/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Although Huawei remains enmeshed in the US-China trade war, the company's telecom networking business continues to pick up market share.
Handset Slump Stymies ZTE Recovery
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8/28/2019  |  Post a comment
ZTE may be back in the black but its handset sales have fallen off a cliff.
US MVNOs: We'll Offer 5G Too
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8/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Consumer Cellular, Ting and Red Pocket are among the US MVNOs that are promising to offer 5G.
T-Mobile Pauses 5G Network Construction Due to Sprint Merger Delays – Report
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8/28/2019  |  Post a comment
A new report indicates that the delays dragging at T-Mobile's attempts to merge with Sprint have caused the operator to suspend some of its network upgrade efforts.
Eurobites: Is Ericsson Engineering Ekholm's Exit?
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8/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Siri eavesdroppers get the push; Deutsche Telekom develops new small cells; Maroc Telecom strikes $1 billion government investment deal.
FCC to Free 300MHz of C-Band for 5G in November, Analysts Say
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8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
The FCC could well side with the wireless industry by reallocating fully 300MHz of the C-Band for 5G and other commercial uses.
Game of Thrones: Who Will Replace John Donovan at AT&T?
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8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
John Stankey, Jeff McElfresh, Lori Lee and Susan Johnson may be in the running to ascend to John Donovan's iron throne at AT&T.
ZTE H1 Profits Up, but Sales Stuck in a Rut
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8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
As it focuses more on developing its own components, cost-cutting is helping ZTE report improving profits but its revenues are not as impressive.
U.S. Cellular Joins Verizon, AT&T in Eyeing 3.5 GHz CBRS Operations
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8/26/2019  |  Post a comment
U.S. Cellular is joining AT&T and Verizon in expressing interest in using the soon-to-be-available 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band.
John Donovan Out at AT&T
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8/26/2019  |  2 comments
The top telecom executive at AT&T is leaving the company to spend time with his family. AT&T hasn't named a replacement.
US Carriers Toy With 3-Year Phone Loans
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8/23/2019  |  3 comments
US wireless network operators are increasingly breaking up the cost of a new smartphone across three years, rather than two, to make the monthly payments easier for consumers to swallow.
Comcast, Charter to Offer 5G Via Verizon MVNO
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8/23/2019  |  1 comment
Comcast's Xfinity Mobile and Charter's Spectrum Mobile MVNOs will offer Verizon's 5G service to their respective customers at some unspecified point in the future.
China's 5G Market Has Teething Trouble
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8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
China's operators are being driven toward network-sharing partnerships to pay for the rollout of 5G networks.
Spectrum for Private Mobile Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Enterprises and other organizations want to operate private mobile networks, but what are their options for getting the needed spectrum?
Here's How T-Mobile Reduced LTE Congestion by 71%
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8/22/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile's CTO Neville Ray built a traffic-forecasting tool in conjunction with Speedtest provider Ookla that the company said helped direct fully $10 billion in network spending over the past five years.
Apple's iPhone 7 Blasts RF Radiation Above Legal Limits in New Study
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8/22/2019  |  1 comment
Detailed RF exposure tests conducted by the Chicago Tribune found that a number of devices, including those from Motorola, Samsung and Apple, exceed some of the FCC's guidelines for radiation emissions.
China 4G Users Inflamed Over Throttling
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8/22/2019  |  Post a comment
China's mobile-phone customers are in a frenzy over reports that operators have deliberately slowed down 4G connections.
T-Mobile Resolves Video Throttling Issue Amid Another PR Dustup
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8/21/2019  |  1 comment
T-Mobile acknowledged that it recently resolved an issue affecting its video-throttling practice, a situation that arises amid a renewed debate around wireless operators' network-management efforts.
5G Isn't Going Indoors Anytime Soon
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8/21/2019  |  9 comments
Around 80% of all mobile data traffic is consumed indoors and the fastest variety of 5G spectrum, millimeter-wave, won't get into your home or office in the near future.
Russia's MTS Still in No Hurry on 5G
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8/21/2019  |  1 comment
Even if it had the spectrum, Russia's biggest operator says there is no demand for 5G and therefore no need for an aggressive expansion.
Just 29,000 5G Devices Have Been Sold in the US (So Far)
DanoVision  | 
8/19/2019  |  4 comments
According to new figures from BayStreet Research, 5G phones aren't exactly flying off the shelves.
Crown Castle Hires Google Lobbyist to Boost DC Efforts
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8/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Tower and small cell company Crown Castle moved to bolster its Beltway firepower with the addition of a new chief lobbyist who hails from Google and Microsoft.
Dish's CEO to Boost Dealers: 'We Want to Change the Way the World Communicates'
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8/16/2019  |  Post a comment
The CEO of Dish Network is urging Sprint's Boost dealers to stick around with the brand while Dish works to acquire the business from Sprint.
Here's What Trump's Huawei Ban Cost US Firms in Q2
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8/16/2019  |  2 comments
Several US companies put a dollar amount on the losses they incurred from President Trump's Huawei ban. Here's the tally.
Automating Telstra Still Performs Like a Knackered Robot
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8/15/2019  |  2 comments
Australian operator is hacking away at its workforce like a murderous machine, but its 'turnaround' is questionable at this stage.
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