'An industry certification program for open RAN can be a significant milestone,' Microsoft told the FCC. Meantime, the O-RAN Alliance, the UK government and others aren't standing still.
Corning competitor STL said increased bandwidth usage, European expansion and more 5G network buildups will keep it growing in 2021.
After spending around $500 million on CBRS spectrum licenses, Charter is now asking the FCC for permission to conduct drive tests of transmissions in the band in around a dozen cities.
The global chip war is framed usually as a rivalry between the US and China, but in reality the two superpowers are not even in the race.
A more efficient modulation scheme, OFDMA, is expected to play a bigger role as cable operators start to embark on upgrades that dedicate more spectrum to the upstream.
Minim, a maker of DOCSIS gateways and other CPE, has launched a data usage tool for ISPs and for its retail products to help educate consumers about their usage patterns and to 'demystify' data caps.
New video monitoring tool is designed to help service providers auto-detect and diagnose the root cause of video streaming issues and impairments.
Signals Research Group used high-end testing equipment to check out Verizon's new Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) technology. 'We can't help but be disappointed,' the firm concluded.
The US Department of Defense's test network is part of a $600 million project that is intended to strengthen the US in its 5G competitiveness.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and A1 switch on private network for Siemens; BT and Transatel renew MVNOs partnership; TIM and Google combine on 'Voice Smart' calling.
The work of physically installing radios on top of cell towers is often the most expensive part of any wireless network buildout. Dish Network said it will use 20,000 Crown Castle towers for 5G.
Verizon officials outlined the company's 5G buildout efforts, as well as 5G revenue opportunities spanning 5G smartphones, 5G fixed wireless services and edge computing.
The government has cleared the Production Linked Incentive scheme supporting 4G, 5G, next-generation RAN, IoT access, enterprise and wireless equipment.
The first 5G phones from Apple and Google are barely out of the box, yet both companies have joined the Next G Alliance to 'advance North American mobile technology leadership in 6G.'
C Spire is using equipment from Nokia to deploy non-standalone 5G across its PCS, 700MHz and 600MHz spectrum holdings, with plans to add 28GHz in the future.
Paul Garnett is no longer heading up Microsoft's Airband initiative, a move that coincides with the company's shift in focus to expand broadband in urban as well as rural areas.
T-Mobile plans to launch its 5G fixed wireless Internet service next year. And the operator isn't the only one with high hopes for the technology.
President Trump fired the Secretary of Defense who signed off on a 5G spectrum-sharing project. What that means, alongside a likely President Biden, remains unclear.
Dish Network is set to join AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile in operating a 5G network. Here are the executives, vendors and government-mandated timeline it's using.
Optical security and performance products buoyed by strong 3D sensing demand star performer, field instrument recovery anticipated as 5G rollout accelerates.
Comcast said it wants to 'evaluate coverage, throughput and mobility of equipment and facilities' in C-band spectrum ahead of the FCC's December auction of licenses in the band.
American Tower's new deal comes with 'high sticker shock,' but it reflects the long-term value investors see in the ownership of towers amid a 5G rollout.
Verizon's CBRS spectrum purchases stretch across a variety of US markets. But the operator did not purchase spectrum in its most congested markets, according to Tutela.
China's telecoms regulator counts fully 600,000 5G basestations in the country. Meantime, one analyst firm has recorded sales of just 6 million 5G phones in the US this year.
NASA, T-Mobile and Verizon are among the companies fretting over SpaceMobile's plans to beam 5G from satellites. But AT&T thinks the whole thing could be 'a game changer.'
Companies like Crown Castle and SBA Communications still expect to derive growth from catalysts like Dish Network's 5G plans and the C-band auction. But the timing remains somewhat unclear.
Dish Network said it will use Intel's Xeon Scalable Processor, Ethernet 800 Series network adapter, vRAN Dedicated Accelerator ACC100 and FlexRAN software reference architecture.
Dish Network is offering the US Department of Defense a dedicated slice of its planned 5G network, as well as ways for the DoD to deploy services in its own spectrum holdings.
Some have been pushing open RAN as a lever to pull in the 'race to 5G' between the US and China. But the technology might not be ready for America's big midband spectrum rollout.
The FCC's 5G Fund requires the delivery of services to an 'off-the-shelf' smartphone. That has piqued the interest of two satellite startups: SpaceMobile and Lynk.
The US Department of Defense issued a new spectrum strategy that contemplates sharing its spectrum with 5G operators instead of providing it for commercial auctions.
IBM's Cloud Satellite customers now have the option to use AT&T's 5G network for their communications, as well as AT&T's new Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) offerings.
AT&T and SpaceX are among the companies that oppose 5G operations in the 12GHz band. But companies backed by the likes of Charlie Ergen and Michael Dell are disputing that notion.
'The Trump administration is going to keep its free market approach,' according to Larry Kudlow, an adviser to the president. At issue is a 5G network operated by the US military.
Starlink, the satellite Internet provider from Elon Musk's SpaceX, isn't confirming any details, but emails touting its 'Better Than Nothing Beta program' offer some insights.
T-Mobile touts 20 million households covered, while AT&T said it will cover 1.1 million locations this year. And a new report on Verizon found the operator covers just 2 million homes.
Operator deals with enterprises will likely resemble managed services contracts.
James Taiclet served as a pilot in the Gulf War under the callsign 'Cheetah23.' Now, as CEO of the Pentagon's largest weapons supplier, he wants to use 5G to control military vehicles.
Enterprises with coding capabilities are starting to create open source LTE networks with help from a startup called FreedomFi.
Verizon officials have refused to discuss the number of people covered by the operators mmWave network. A new report fills this gap with a rough calculation: 1.8 million.
Tesla, the world's most valuable auto maker, plans to charge $10,000 for its new self-driving service. Meanwhile, 5G remains free to users on most top-tier mobile plans.
Test and measurement specialist appoints Pam Avent as its interim CFO following resignation of Amar Maletira.
There are a total of 74 entities that have registered their interest to bid in the FCC's upcoming C-band auction. Here's the list.
A new report from Opensignal shows that 5G users in the US consumed an average of 16.5GB in September, far more than 4G users.
Qualcomm to challenge Marvell, Broadcom, Intel and Xilinx in bid to build chipsets for macro cell towers, and possibly expand silicon options for open RAN equipment vendors.
According to some, 6G will support a wide range of science fiction-type services. But others are warning against getting sidetracked by 'shiny objects syndrome.'
A number of big names are stepping up to bid in the FCC's upcoming C-band auction, an auction that some expect to raise an astounding $51 billion in bids.
The 3GPP's Release 17 – expected to collect the next big batch of 5G technologies – might not hit the market until 2022, almost a year behind schedule.
Edge computing promises to reduce users' latency speeds. And now, some operators are not only addressing the space but seeking revenues from the sale of low-latency services.
A new artificial intelligence platform from chipmaker Nvidia promises to reduce bandwidth usage in video conferencing down to one tenth of the H.264 standard.
Fixed wireless providers in locations ranging from LA to Arkansas are rolling out new services in order to connect students and others to the Internet amid a pandemic.
According to iPod and iPhone luminary Tony Fadell, Menlo Micro's new product 'is already triggering massive cross-industry upheaval.' It's initially targeted at the 5G sector.
Keith Cowan, formerly of Sprint and BellSouth, joins Rivada as its new chief development officer amid Congressional investigations into the company's focus area.
Verizon and its partner Amazon Web Services currently have 5G edge compute centers in five cities with plans to expand that to ten locations by year-end.
Reports from Japan's NGB Corporation and Germany's IPlytics indicate China's Huawei and Qualcomm and Intel in the US contribute the most technologies to Wi-Fi 6.
Facebook confirmed that it launched an 'experimental satellite designed to test ways to improve broadband connectivity,' but said it has no desire to provide services.
According to new findings from Tutela, Rakuten's 4G network in Japan supports 16.16Mbit/s download speeds, which is around 9 Mbit/s slower than the company's competitors.
A combination of AMD and Xilinx would position AMD to more directly challenge Intel in the telecommunications market, including 5G.
The US Defense Dept. is awarding a huge sum to more than a dozen companies to help create 'the largest full-scale 5G tests for dual-use applications in the world.'
Broadcom, Intel, MediaTek, Murata, Qorvo and Samsung are teaming to make it easier to develop 5G products. But Qualcomm is conspicuous in its absence.
A disagreement among Trump appointees over 5G has engulfed everyone from the FCC to the DoD. 'Our government is a mess,' concludes one financial analyst firm.
Ericsson's top researcher painted a 6G picture that involves a 'full sense experience' complete with sights, sounds and haptics that would create multisensory experiences.
As network operators increasingly compete in mobile gaming, EE and Vodafone now offer users the UK's top mobile gaming experiences, says a new study.
The 'year of 5G' has come and gone a few times now, but it's clear that 4G continues to play the role of workhorse while 5G stands only as the showhorse.
Rakuten's mobile losses are 'proving much higher than we anticipated,' according to some financial analysts. What that means for Dish Network's 5G ambitions is unclear.
Dish's Ergen is forming a SPAC called CONX to raise $1 billion for deals in telecom, tech or media, 'including the wireless communications industry.'
The US Postal Service Office of Inspector General argued that the agency's 31,000 facilities nationwide could play a major role in 5G and edge computing.
T-Mobile is offering Vivint smart home services in some markets, according to Wave7 Research, while Verizon is bundling Amazon smart home offerings into 5G Home.
Multinational conglomerate Honeywell is joining the likes of Ford, Microsoft and Hitachi in the pursuit of private wireless network tests using 5G technologies.
An obscure Request For Information from the US Department of Defense has again set off alarms that President Trump is considering a nationalized 5G network.
The US wireless industry is rallying around the C-V2X standard for car-to-car communications, and is warning that China could dominate the market if action isn't taken.
A new precision agriculture program in North Dakota promises to use edge computing, AI and a private LTE network in CBRS spectrum to automatically eliminate weeds.
Ford's CTO said the company already counts 5 million connected cars, and is looking toward future technologies like 5G and C-V2X.
Speaking at a virtual industry event, telco leaders expressed growing interest in open RAN but said the technology ecosystem must mature.
The Pentagon is considering using DSS technology to share the 3100-3550MHz spectrum band with commercial users. The issue again raises the potential for a wholesale 5G network.
After shuttering its WiMAX effort, utility provider Xcel Energy is now testing a private wireless LTE network with spectrum from Anterix and equipment from Motorola Solutions.
South Korea is becoming a mobile edge testbed, with each of its three telcos forging an alliance with different global partners.
AT&T and Verizon are mobilizing against a spectrum-leasing deal between T-Mobile and Columbia Capital. But the upcoming C-band auction is at the heart of the issue.
Altán Redes is building a wholesale wireless network for the Mexican government. But its operations have forced T-Mobile to shut or power down hundreds of sites.
Stephen Wilkus of Spectrum Financial Partners, Moise Advisory and JMA Wireless provide detailed Auction 105 results in terms of spectrum and location.
The Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity agency said it's going to 'analyze components from 5G vendors,' but the details of the program are unclear at best.
China, Finland, Japan and India are all making moves to shore up their 5G positions. Meanwhile, US operators aren't impressing 5G network testing engineers.
Three of the nation's five biggest wireline phone providers (Verizon, CenturyLink and Windstream) said they still have equipment or services from Huawei or ZTE.
Comcast, Charter and Cox collectively spent more than $1 billion on wireless spectrum. Will they choose the safe buildout path, or will they risk an open RAN strategy?
T-Mobile wants to test 5G in the C-band in Houston, Phoenix and elsewhere. But some analysts have lowered their expectations for T-Mobile's spectrum spending.
Dish Network's work with smaller vendors and Rakuten's turn away from Cisco and Nokia are early indicators that Open RAN may well be having an effect on the market.
Verizon is using equipment from Ericsson and Samsung in its latest C-band tests in California. Analysts expect the company to spend billions of dollars on C-band spectrum.
DT has launched a new cloud-based video game streaming service, but a startup tailored by the company to support this kind of offering is not yet playing a part because of 'technology compatibility issues.'
President Trump's mention of a 'national' 5G network raises questions around Newt Gingrich and Rivada Networks, but lacks information, substance, detail and logic.
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) hopes to do to open RAN what it did to packet switching and passive optical networking. But the stakes might be higher this time.
Utility provider Xcel in 2016 thought WiMAX was 'the most viable solution for current needs and those of the foreseeable future.' Today? Not so much.
COVID-19 is accelerating the demand for smart glasses for use in telemedicine, remote work and more.
Verizon's 'Can you hear me now?' ad campaign focused heavily on network testing, but the company told the FCC it would be 'prohibitively expensive' to conduct extensive drive testing.
A Samsung radio connecting to an Ericsson baseband unit at several AT&T cell sites in Dallas is a major step forward in open RAN, Signals Research Group says.
EXFO, Infovista, Keysight Technologies, Netrounds, Sandvine, Spirent Communications, Tutela Technologies and Viavi Solutions stand out as the eight final contenders for outstanding test and measurement vendor this year.
Altiostar Networks, Arrcus, Enea, Etiya, Kaloom, Mavenir, Wind River and ZTE are among the companies shortlisted for the 'Most Innovative 5G Technology' category.
According to figures from M Science, Verizon has sold a total of roughly 2.2 million 5G phones since first introducing the service in the middle of last year.
Volkswagen is embarking on a major manufacturing plant update that appears tailor-made for 5G. Except that the company said it's using Wi-Fi and wired networks.
Mike Thelander of Signals Research Group bought a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra to test T-Mobile's new standalone 5G network. However, 'the phone is not staying in standalone mode.'
Google's Fi MVNO is testing Passpoint technology with Boingo that will allow its customers to automatically connect to Boingo's Wi-Fi hotspots. The impetus for the action is unclear.