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Rural America Might See More 5G With FCC's New 2.5GHz Order
DanoVision  | 
7/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The FCC said it's moving to release valuable midband spectrum for 5G with its new 2.5GHz action, but opponents argue American students will suffer as a result. The truth is that Sprint already owns most of the nation's 2.5GHz holdings.
5G Today Is Just a Glorified Add-On
DanoVision  | 
7/3/2019  |  3 comments
Now that all of the major US wireless network operators have launched some type of commercial mobile 5G service, it's worth seeing exactly how they're pricing the offering. The results are anticlimactic, to say the least.
AT&T Caps 5G Speeds at 2 Gbit/s… Huh?
DanoVision  | 
6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T said that '5G+ speeds, where available, will be capped at 2Gbps.' Why? Because "it helps provide a consistent experience" and "doesn't limit" its future options. Or something like that.
T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Sinks Into the Political Mud
DanoVision  | 
6/12/2019  |  Post a comment
The arguments around the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile are increasingly plunging into the political morass – but that might be part of John Legere's ultimate plan.
What Would Amazon Want With Assets From the 'New' T-Mobile?
DanoVision  | 
5/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Amazon is reportedly interested in purchasing the assets that might be divested from the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. But what exactly does the Internet giant want to do with those assets?
In Nationwide 5G, It Will Be AT&T's 700MHz vs. T-Mobile's 600MHz
DanoVision  | 
5/28/2019  |  2 comments
AT&T has promised to offer 5G nationwide by 2020, but how exactly the operator might do that has remained a mystery. One industry analyst has a solid theory: AT&T will use 700MHz to take 5G nationwide.
Who Will Buy Sprint's Boost? And Will It Even Matter?
DanoVision  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile took a big step forward with support from the chairman of the FCC, but plenty of questions remain, including whether a Boost divestiture would create competition in the US market and whether anyone would buy it.
5G Was Rushed to Market – It Shows
DanoVision  | 
5/9/2019  |  1 comment
The global wireless industry rushed a barebones version of the 5G standard out the door so it could get to market more quickly. Today's 5G certainly reflects that haste.
Your 5G Icon Is Virtually Meaningless
DanoVision  | 
5/6/2019  |  Post a comment
The GSMA recently recommended that phones show a 5G icon even when they can't find 5G NR coverage. Thus, it's clear that the relative simplicity of today's mostly ubiquitous '4G LTE' status icon is not going to carry over into the 5G future.
Here Are T-Mobile's 4 Options if Sprint Merger Collapses
DanoVision  | 
4/18/2019  |  1 comment
The chances that Sprint and T-Mobile will receive approval for their merger proposal continue to dim. And that leads to the next obvious question: What will Sprint and T-Mobile do if they don't receive regulatory approval?
Why a Megadeal Between Mobile & Hypercloud Could Happen
DanoVision  | 
4/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Mobile network operators like AT&T and Verizon might team with big cloud companies like Amazon or Microsoft to tackle edge computing.
Login With Facebook, Google or… AT&T? Thanks, but No Thanks
DanoVision  | 
3/19/2019  |  1 comment
The nation's four big wireless operators want to offer single sign-on services like Facebook and Google. But their collective track record in the privacy and security department pretty much makes this a non-starter.
It's Officially Time to Start Talking About 6G
DanoVision  | 
3/15/2019  |  1 comment
No, it's not because Trump tweeted about 6G. It's because the FCC voted to allow testing above 95GHz, and a bunch of people think that this is where the next generation of wireless will happen.
Dish Network Aspires to Be America's Rakuten in 5G
DanoVision  | 
3/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Despite analyst skepticism, Dish executives continue to argue that the company will be able to make a splash with a new, nationwide 5G network. And Japan's Rakuten appears to offer some evidence to support those claims.
The Great Lanyard War of MWC19
DanoVision  | 
2/27/2019  |  1 comment
With China's Huawei swept up in a global geopolitical drama, the company's MWC19 lanyard sponsorship has suddenly taken on a new edge.
The Stadium 5G Use Case Remains Decidedly Unconvincing
DanoVision  | 
2/24/2019  |  6 comments
The Sacramento Kings have pledged to remain on the cutting edge of the 5G technology revolution. But in a deep dive with the team's networking executives, it's became clear that 5G might really just be another drag on the bottom line of the sports franchise.
Fourteen Takeaways From the Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Hearings
DanoVision  | 
2/13/2019  |  1 comment
If you missed the three-plus hours of testimony from T-Mobile's John Legere and Sprint's Marcelo Claure on the proposed merger between their companies, here's a quick rundown of what happened (spoilers: not much).
The Curious Case of Reddit's Bandwidth Hog
DanoVision  | 
1/28/2019  |  1 comment
A few days ago I received some very interesting data: Reddit's Android app was consuming a crazy amount of cellular data each month. After a bit of research and legwork, I think I figured out what is going on.

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