Dish's 5G network routinely pushed customers onto AT&T's network, even deep inside markets where Dish is advertising its coverage. Initial tests found that the company's network performance was inconsistent at best.
According to people familiar with the situation, Mint Mobile is up for sale along with Ultra Mobile and Plum Mobile, which offers MVNO enablement services.
Vodafone Group's Romanian unit is reportedly in negotiations over 300 redundancies as part of a wider reorganization.
When asked about a possible recession in the US, AT&T's Jeff McElfresh said, 'The team is well equipped with the toolkit and customer lens to address that for our owners.'
Z-axis data, along with X- and Y-axis data, ought to let emergency responders know exactly which floor a 911 caller might be on. And now, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are successfully capturing that data.
Using Airwaive's service, network operators outline the locations where they need sites and the amount they're willing to pay. The offers are then delivered to property owners, who can decide if they're willing to host the equipment.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: cross-border autonomous driving made easy; Arqiva wants to save old-school telly; more data centers for Finland, probably.
Finnish operator demos 2.1 Gbit/s at the Nokia Arena using 26GHz spectrum.
New lawsuit against T-Mobile takes aim at one of the first things the company did after it closed its Sprint purchase in 2020: Shuttering the Sprint 5G network that covered parts of 13 US cities.
The world is on target to pass 1 billion 5G subs by the end of the year in the view of several market forecasts.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia seeks 5G innovation in France; Orange helps Belgium fight digital exclusion; Google placates France's antitrust squad.
With 5,325 private networks, China's industrial 5G has achieved serious scale.
In a battle with the FCC, Dish Network paid $515 million in fines and lost 197 AWS-3 spectrum licenses worth around $3.3 billion. A recent court ruling could be a final setback.
Dish announced a new $3.3 billion agreement with T-Mobile that lowers the prices Dish must pay to put its customers onto T-Mobile's 5G network. The deal also likely means Dish won't need AT&T.
Ericsson's Mobility Report is a reminder making predictions about 5G is tricky, a task not made easier by the current economic and geopolitical environment.
Europe's weirdest nation raises euro 1.2 billion from its long-delayed spectrum auction and throws yet more competitors into the mix.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN unveils 5G target; Ekinops passes the Microsoft audition; Zen and the art of getting a decent Wi-Fi signal.
Dish is finally turning years and years of spectrum hoarding into a commercial service. But building a network is just the first step. Here's a look at the company's competitive stance.
Network equipment vendor Ericsson found that mobile network data traffic globally doubled in absolute numbers during the past two years, thanks to more smartphone users watching lots of video.
Operator's investment arm China Mobile Capital has acquired 23.08% of Venustech's voting stock through its purchase of 284 million shares at 14.57 yuan.
One of Canada's biggest operators is hopeful the sale of mobile assets will persuade regulators to bless its mega merger with Shaw.
The France-based operator plans to roll out standalone 5G services in 2023.
Singtel boldly claims Hyundai 'will have the leading facility for development of a metaverse for the manufacturing industry.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Wi-Fi trials in Dublin; Jurassic Fibre extends UK rollout; Telia brings 5G to the Norwegian military.
The FAA said the big US wireless companies will work to keep their 5G signals from causing aircraft interference for the next year. AT&T and Verizon said they'll turn on their 5G gear using the C-band spectrum throughout the next 12 months.
'Of the 181 applications filed with the commission, 122 were found to be initially materially deficient,' FCC chief Jessica Rosenworcel told Congress of the agency's 'rip and replace' program.
Cisco EVP talks about the projects aimed at reducing the digital divide and how private 5G-as-a-service could help.
In this podcast, Masum Mir, VP and GM of engineering at Cisco, discusses changes on the horizon for networks and network security to support the so-called metaverse, and how Cisco's relationship with the cable industry is evolving.
A new letter from the acting head of the FAA sheds more light on the fight between 5G providers and the airlines over C-band interference. The news isn't great for Verizon.
Does edge computing decentralization make sense? What form should it take? What role is left for network operators? The telecom industry is still seeking answers.
Among T-Mobile's newest offerings, customers on its Magenta Max plan can get 5GB of free, high-speed data each month at 'up to 5G speeds' in over 210 countries.
'Mobile service revenue is currently increasing 3-4% per annum (levels not seen since 2012) and 5G is one, but not the only, factor,' wrote Strategy Analytics analyst Philip Kendall.
After a deal on private networks, 5G should finally launch by the end of 2022 – while a token unveiling may happen during Independence Day celebrations.
EU General Court annuls fine, citing 'procedural irregularities' by the European Commission in its case against the chipmaker.
Charter expects to shed some broadband subs amid the transition to the ACP. Despite this 'special circumstance,' Charter's CFO still expects the overall broadband picture to stay positive in Q2.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM, Ericsson go network slicing in Italy; Quickline expands with ADVA gear; is music streaming fading out?
Instead, WOW will rely heavily on digital/online sales and lean on Reach Mobile to handle most customer interactions, says CEO Teresa Elder.
The startup company led by Carl Pei secured more than $200 million in funding and is set to unveil the design of debut Nothing smartphone tomorrow.
The Spanish infrastructure company has emerged as one of Europe's biggest towercos. Now it is targeting the telco edge.
Walmart is boasting of its ability to reach 4 million US households across six states with its drones. But the company isn't saying anything about how 5G might be involved.
Subsidiary Hubei Xingji Shidai Technology this week acquired control of Alibaba-backed handset firm Meizu for an undisclosed amount.
Smartphone shipments in the region fell by 12% in Q1 2022, according to Counterpoint Research.
A T-Mobile release in January 2021 suggested Halo 'expects to begin offering rides to customers later this year.' But that doesn't appear to have happened.
Dish is selling unlimited 5G calling, texting and data services for $30 per month. 'There are no data caps - these are truly unlimited data plans,' according to the company.
Google is positioning its new offering as an alternative to corporate Wi-Fi networks that the company said might not meet enterprise customers' needs for reliability, security and coverage.
Operators have been talking up the edge opportunity for years, but the main beneficiaries seem to lie outside the telecom sector.
For years it has been using the CBRS spectrum band to improve its 4G network, but thanks to a new test with vendor Ericsson, the operator said it's ready to put 5G into the band.
The Wenjie M5, the first model to be equipped with Huawei's Harmony OS, is reportedly the fastest to reach 10,000 units sold in China.
Duo creates new company Accelsius to accelerate go-to-market of tech developed by Nokia Bell Labs.
The Italian operator is responsible for building the backhaul fiber links for 11,000 5G basestations in Italy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK altnets on the march; A1 Telekom Austria goes network slicing; 5G all at sea.
5G Americas' Chris Pearson provides an update on the global state of 5G and what's making a difference in lessening the digital divide.
Starry, the fixed wireless operator, has vast potential but will need more funds to pull off a vision to service 13 million homes and connect 640,000 subs in the next five years, according to MoffettNathanson.
Chips giant adds to its burgeoning RAN portfolio with a move for the Israeli software developer.
Several suppliers have now expanded their product offerings in a development that calls open RAN logic into question.
The South Korean operator is making a big bet on cloud, media and artificial intelligence as its telco unit struggles.
Indian service providers and technology companies are hardening battle lines over the distribution of 5G spectrum for private networks.
Finalization of 3GGP Release 17 includes 5G Reduced Capability (RedCap) New Radio specification. Proponents think it's the shot in the arm that IoT needs.
Globe Telecom is encouraged by the success of rival PLDT in selling off its tower assets.
Alan Fan, head of Huawei's IP department, says more than 2 billion smartphones have been licensed with Huawei IP in the past five years – around 27% of the total.
Buried in the operator's recently published annual report is the revelation that its IoT business could soon become independent.
Scale of human displacement caused by Russian invasion of Ukraine is put into sharp relief by carrier traffic stats collated by i3forum Insights.
Chinese companies are among the biggest contributors to Kubernetes, and not everyone buys the arguments about open-source security.
VEON, the emerging-markets operator that counts Russia as its biggest market, sells another opco after the 2020 Armenia divestment.
Also in today's EME regional roundup: Sparkle connects Benetton; Three hikes prices for pay-as-you-go customers; Salt savors network success in Switzerland.
In partnership with Reach Mobile, WideOpenWest has begun to market four mobile service options that start at $15 per month for a 'Basic' package and top out at $45 per month for an 'All-In Unlimited' plan.
The duo says they are stepping up their private networks' commitment in Europe, although 5G only gets fleeting mention.
Multi-gigabit speeds to the home is on trend, but 'massive reliability' across every link in the local area network is critical, says Plume board appointee Tony Werner.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom turns to 700MHz for rural 5G; Telefonica Tech hooks up with Constella Intelligence; EU plumps for USB-C charging port as standard.
SK Telecom is using AWS Wavelength to support its 5G edge computing strategy.
The Indian government was planning to hold the 5G spectrum auction in June, with commercial launch on August 15, but appears likely to delay.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM gives cloud support to Salesforce; Telefonica Tech adds Netskope security; Yandex boss steps down.
Google's Orion Wifi is available to Wi-Fi providers in the US at malls, retail stores, and other public spaces. 'Cellular carriers pay to put their subscribers on your Wi-Fi network,' Orion Wifi boasts.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU looks likely to push for standard phone charger; CityFibre scores new financing package; Truphone sold for GB pound 1.
T-Mobile is currently offering Voice over 5G New Radio in 'limited areas' of Portland, Oregon, and Salt Lake City, and plans to expand the service to more areas this year and next.
The network equipment vendor managed to grow revenues by 14% in its fiscal second quarter, but strong demand was overshadowed by worsening supply chain constraints that caused its backlog to balloon to more than $4 billion.
The Korean government has set 2025 as the target starting data for commercially available urban air services.
Tech+IP said its new rankings are derived from an assessment not only of raw patent filings but also their geographic location, relation to other patents and position within the 5G standard.
'This is a perfect case for RAN sharing, neutral hosting,' said Sidd Chenumolu, VP of technology development for Dish. However, 'we are not there yet.'
Optus can't match Telstra's coverage footprint, especially in 5G, and the partnership threatens to erase Optus' coverage and price advantages over TPG.
The OnGo Alliance counts 250,000 sites around the country broadcasting wireless signals in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band. In comparison, the group estimates 100,000 sites are broadcasting 5G signals.
A total of 7,287 villages are expected to benefit in 44 Aspirational Districts across Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Odisha.
Tommi Uitto doubts the new-look technology will buoy competition or lower costs and implementation remains a nightmare, he tells Light Reading.
'5G has not been enough to attract wireless consumers to higher priced rate plans,' wrote the analysts at LightShed Partners. 'We are skeptical faster 5G is inducing many subscribers to upgrade.' Enter the admin fees.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica shortlists for fiber network; Telia finalises Tet sale, announces share buy back after tower sale; Virgin Media O2 is one; Europe turns to telemedicine.
Ericsson's Ciricia Proulx and Rogers' Tess Van Thielen weave statistics and real-world examples into the conversation to explain why there's still a long road ahead to achieve gender and diversity parity in business.
The planned C$26 billion ($20.6 billion) takeover has run into regulatory objections because of the feared impact it may have on mobile competition.
The UK operator and Swedish vendor plan new joint offering for a range of industries and see big demand from UK businesses.
Some companies are plowing money into fiber networks. Others are betting on a 5G future. And there's plenty of disagreement about which bet is the one that will provide the biggest and quickest payout.
Li approached the Delhi High Court to challenge the LOC, which he claims has caused a 'huge blow' to his reputation, and that of Huawei India.
Dito CME, the parent of the Philippines' newest operator, struggles to find a foothold against two powerful incumbents.
Some countries are making up their minds about high-risk vendors and Nokia's mobile market share has stabilized after earlier setbacks, says Tommi Uitto.
Hodges explains the complexities behind 5G security and why he is skeptical of industry hype over private networks.
The US government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said its new 5G guidelines 'will provide assurance that the government enterprise system is protected.'
Although the FCC has not yet begun releasing funds to remove Huawei and ZTE equipment from US networks, PTCI and United Wireless have begun ripping that equipment out anyway.
German operator's 5G+ bandwagon rolls into the country's former capital city.
AT&T's Gordon Mansfield said the company hopes to implement cloud-based designs into its radio access network during the company's next upgrade cycle, though he declined to speculate on when that would be.
Thoughts from an event that helps set the agenda for small cell technology and product development.
Helping companies through an unprecedented period of swift digital transformation, thanks to the global pandemic, presents unique challenges.
Vendors have requested a relaxation on imports from China so that domestic telecom operators can roll out upgraded networks faster.