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AT&T Launches Mobile 5G Service in 7 More Cities
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4/10/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T switches on mobile 5G in parts of seven more US cities.
South Korea Stutters Towards a National 5G Launch on Friday
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4/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Following a minor prelude, South Korea will kick off its widespread 5G launch on April 5.
24GHz 5G Auction Passes $1.7B
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4/1/2019  |  Post a comment
24GHz 5G auction up to $1,710,903,965 as of Monday afternoon.
US 5G Auction Races Past $1B
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3/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Bids on the 24GHz 5G auction are now up to $1,409,902,875.
5G in the USA: Spring Fever
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3/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Chicago and Minneapolis are forthcoming mobile 5G cities for both AT&T and Verizon.
FCC 24GHz 5G Auction Crosses $525M in Bids
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3/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Carriers continue bidding heavy on metropolitan areas in the US as part of the latest 24GHz 5G auction.
What Will US Users Pay for 5G?
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3/19/2019  |  2 comments
Here's what we know about the early pricing of mobile 5G services in the US.
FCC Garners $284M in Initial Bids in New 24GHz 5G Auction
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3/14/2019  |  1 comment
24GHz 5G auction pulls in $284M in bids for licenses in NY, LA and other major metro areas in first round.
Verizon Says Its Mobile 5G Service Is Really Unlimited
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3/13/2019  |  3 comments
Verizon says that its new mobile 5G service, coming in April, will be truly unlimited.
Verizon Announces First Mobile 5G Cities & Mobile Moto Module
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon will launch mobile 5G on April 11 with the carrier charging a $10 5G premium, as an add-on for existing 4G unlimited contracts.
FCC Stops Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Review Clock Again
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
The latest pause to the review could mean the process will start again on April 4.
South Korean 5G Launch Expected to Be Delayed Until April – Report
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3/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Phone delays and pricing concerns are likely to put off the South Korean mobile 5G launch until April.
Comment: Re: Hungry Hippos - DanJones - 3/7/2019
Comment: Re: Hungry Hippos - DanJones - 3/7/2019
Comment: Re: Great headline - DanJones - 3/7/2019
Power Consumption: 5G Basestations Are Hungry, Hungry Hippos
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3/6/2019  |  9 comments
5G basestations are pushing up power requirements by three times, as MIMO and more digital circuitry require more power.
Pivotal Commware: In Millimeter Wave, No One Can Hear You Stream!
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3/5/2019  |  1 comment
Pivotal Commware gears up for adventures in 5G beamforming.
AT&T Wants to Test 24GHz Equipment as New 5G Auction Looms
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3/4/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T plans to test 24GHz mmWave – and sub6 – frequencies ahead of the 24GHz 5G auction on March 14.
Comment: Nationalize 5G? - DanJones - 3/4/2019
Trump Reelection Campaign Wobbles on Wholesale 5G Possibility
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3/4/2019  |  1 comment
The Trump reelection campaign floats – and backs off from – an idea of leasing off 5G airwaves to US service providers.
MWC19: Prepping Small Cells for 5G
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3/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Dan Jones talks to Small Cell Forum chairman David Orloff about how the shift towards 5G is impacting the development of small cell technology.
Airspan's 5G Magic Box Coming Soon
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2/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Airspan targets more operators with its forthcoming 5G Magic Box wireless small cell.
Comment: Re: 5G Singing! - DanJones - 2/24/2019
5G in the USA: Going Mobile
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2/23/2019  |  2 comments
All US operators have now laid out their mobile 5G plans for 2019 – some are even already deploying.
Comment: Re: Bigly ambitions - DanJones - 2/21/2019
Samsung Announces First 5G Phones, Offers Few Other Details
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2/20/2019  |  1 comment
But Verizon CEO says operator will be first to offer the phones in the US.
Movandi to Extend 5G mmWave Coverage
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2/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Award-winning startup is developing repeaters designed to extend the reach of 5G mmWave connections in the 28GHz and 39GHz bands.
5G4REAL: MWC19, 5G Handsets & Some Frequency Queries
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2/15/2019  |  Post a comment
The first 5G handsets are expected to be on display at Mobile World Congress – or even before. But 5G networks and coverage are still lacking.
5G4REAL: MWC19 Handset Warning
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2/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Let's get serious about 5G phones. They're going to be cool, gorgeous and they're mostly going to run at 4G speeds.
AT&T Adds 2 More US Cities to 5G Plans in 2019
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2/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Chicago and Minneapolis down to get mmWave in 2019, as AT&T boasts speeds of 400 Mbit/s for its mobile service.
Sprint Sues AT&T Over '5G E' Branding
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2/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint sues AT&T over 5G branding, described by AT&T as an evolutionary step.
T-Mobile Won't Charge a Premium for 5G
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2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile says it won't charge more for 5G plans than it does for 4G. The UnCarrier also expects its multi-mode handsets and service to arrive in the second half of 2019.
Ahead of 5G, or a RAZR Reboot, Motorola Unveils New Low-Cost 4G Phones
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2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Motorola launches its new G7 family of LTE phones, priced between $199 to $299.
FCC Sets Date for Next 5G Spectrum Auction
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2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Get ready for another round of millimeter wave as FCC plans to start the second 5G-related auction, for spectrum in the 24GHz band, on March 14.
The Chilly Fingers of 5G Reality Arrive
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2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T and Verizon start the year by pulling back on millimeter 5G promises.
Sprint Plays the Waiting Game
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1/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint's CEO waits for T-Mobile merger in order to compete with AT&T and Verizon at scale on 5G, but needs to bulk up Sprint's network at the same time.
AT&T CEO: mmWave 5G Will Be Fixed Broadband Alternative in '3 to 5 Years'
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1/30/2019  |  2 comments
AT&T will build 'mobile first' 5G over 2019-2020, but Randall Stephenson says mmWave 5G is poised to be 'true replacement opportunity' for wired broadband services in the future.
Verizon CEO Expects Standard 5G Phones First, '5G Home' CPE to Follow in 2019
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1/29/2019  |  Post a comment
As Verizon ups its capex from the $17 billion to $18 billion range for 2019.
The FCC Closes First 5G Auction With $703M in Bids
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1/25/2019  |  Post a comment
THe FCC will announce the date of the 24GHz 5G auction next week, which is expected to follow the 28GHz auction in short order.
Huawei Looks to Make Its 5G Mark With Balong 5000 Modem & Phone at MWC
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1/24/2019  |  2 comments
Huawei says the modem will support 2G, 3G, 4G and sub6 and millimeter wave flavors of 5G.
AT&T Promotes Its 3 Pillars for Business 5G
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1/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Mobile 5G, edge computing and fixed wireless are the special sauce for business 5G right now, according to AT&T.
AT&T Low-Band 5G to Arrive With Samsung Phone in 2H19
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1/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Many of AT&T's low-band sites are 5G-ready now but will wait for a compatible phone before commercial service in 2H19.
FCC 28GHz 5G Auction Is at $697.4M, but 5G Trial Problems Emerge
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1/16/2019  |  Post a comment
The FCC's experimental licensing system is out of action for the duration of the US government shutdown.
A 5G Device Timeline for 2019
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1/16/2019  |  Post a comment
2019 is all about Android, as 5G smartphones begin to arrive.
5G in the USA: A Post-CES Update
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1/14/2019  |  Post a comment
The 5G train is up and running in the US.
FCC 28GHz 5G Auction Bids Now at $695.04M
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The 5G auction carries on, with bid increases slowing, as the FCC holds 138 licenses outstanding.
CES 2019: 5G Under Glass
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
You could look at, but not touch, the (mostly) prototype 5G devices on the show floor at CES in Las Vegas.
Comment: Re: Verizon - DanJones - 1/11/2019
AT&T's Donovan Defends the Carrier's 5G Fibs
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
The exec said the dodgy label is all about indicating to subscribers that they are no longer connected to a 'traditional' 4G network.
2019: Samsung Gets Busy With 5G in US
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
In 2019, Samsung will help AT&T with mobile 5G and break out its millimeter wave frequency box.
5G Auction Carries On Despite US Government Shutdown
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1/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The 28GHz 5G auction rolls on as 'most operations' cease at FCC and Pai ducks out of CES again.
Light Reading's 22 Most Popular 5G Stories of 2018
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12/28/2018  |  1 comment
2018 is the year that the next-generation wireless technology went viral.
Trump to Ban Huawei, ZTE in US in January?
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12/27/2018  |  9 comments
The Trump administration reportedly could bring an emergency ban on US companies buying Huawei & ZTE equipment in January 2019.
AT&T's Nighthawk 5G: Potential Download Could Cover a Wide Range of Speeds
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12/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Expect a wide range of download speeds from AT&Ts Nighthawk 5G unit as you use the hotspot in AT&T's initial 5G cities.
Private 5G Networks to Be Enabled in Next Major Release of 3GPP Standard
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12/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Unlicensed 5G NR could open up a world of possibilities for companies wanting their own private 5G networks.
3GPP NR Spec Delay Will Not Affect Initial 5G Launches
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12/19/2018  |  3 comments
Qualcomm and Samsung tell Light Reading that 3GPP 'late drop' delay won't hold up 5G launches in 2019.
Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Passes Major US Security Reviews
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12/18/2018  |  Post a comment
On track to completion in the first half of 2019.
AT&T's 5G Switches On in 12 US Cities, but Only for 'Early Adopters'
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12/18/2018  |  5 comments
The service is initially available to select business 'early adopters,' with 5G to become available to the wider public next spring.
FCC 28GHz 5G Auction Hits $688.7M
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12/17/2018  |  Post a comment
The 28GHz auction continues, as the FCC expects to open up almost 5GHz of millimeter wave spectrum for 5G in 2019 and beyond.
Comment: Re: Monetization - DanJones - 12/12/2018
Comment: Re: Monetization - DanJones - 12/12/2018
FCC Plans Major Spectrum Auction in 2019
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12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
FCC wants an incentive auction to sell upper 37GHz, 39GHz and 47GHz bands in 2019, opening up more mmWave bands, as the global 5G 'race' gets real.
Amdocs CTO: How 5G Will Enable Charging for Specific Services, Rather Than Just Data
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12/12/2018  |  4 comments
Amdocs CTO on how the company will play a role in the move to 5G services.
Verizon Faces $6.7B in Q4 Charges on Oath Biz & Layoffs
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon says charges on its Oath business and severance charges will be reported in Q4.
The FCC's 5G Auction Rolls On
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12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
The FCC's first 5G millimeter wave auction is nearly a month into active rounds of bidding.
Qualcomm v. Apple: Court Ruling in China Could Block iPhone Sales
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12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
A court in China has told Apple to stop infringing on Qualcomm patents and, in doing so, it called for Apple's subsidiaries to halt sales of the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
FCC 5G mmWave Auction Hits $677.4M
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12/7/2018  |  2 comments
Interest heats up as remaining available 28GHz licenses dwindle.
5G Demos Show the Tech's Spectrum Achilles Heel
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12/6/2018  |  Post a comment
For 5G, the bigger the bandwith the better!
Comment: Not helping - DanJones - 12/6/2018
Comment: Re: FYI - DanJones - 12/6/2018
5G Phone Designers Coping With 'Human Blockage'
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12/5/2018  |  2 comments
Fingers can block signals from the phone antenna, so phone designers will have to work around that.
Comment: Re: FYI - DanJones - 12/5/2018
Sprint CFO: No Rationing on Capex as Merger Looms
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Sprint's spend will benefit a combined network with T-Mobile, Sprint's Andrew Davies says.
Comment: Vestberg's push - DanJones - 12/4/2018
Now AT&T Promises Samsung 5G Phone in Spring 2019, Too
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12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T horns in on the 5G smartphone game with Samsung too!
Verizon's Vestberg Mum on 2019 Capex but Ebullient on 5G Prospects
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12/4/2018  |  1 comment
Verizon CEO doesn't want to name a 'killer app' for 5G, but he has a few ideas.
FCC 5G Auction Now at $490.7M in Bids
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12/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Auction 101 keeps on trucking, with 355 licenses still outstanding.
Comment: FYI - DanJones - 12/3/2018
Verizon Plans to Offer Samsung 5G Phone in H1 2019
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12/3/2018  |  5 comments
Verizon adds a fully integrated 5G smartphone to its line-up for 2019.
AT&T Pegs 2019 Capex Guidance in $23B Range, Despite 5G Push
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11/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Think 5G is going to blow out 2019 capex? Uh-uh, says AT&T.
Comment: Optimistic? - DanJones - 11/30/2018
Comment: AT&T's bad timing - DanJones - 11/30/2018
Comment: Would you? - DanJones - 11/30/2018
AT&T: 5G by End of Year, but No Commercial Launch Date Yet
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11/29/2018  |  4 comments
5G has the 'most potential of any network and any technology that I've seen,' comments John Donovan, CEO of AT&T's Communications unit.
T-Mobile Launches Mobile Banking Service in the US
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11/29/2018  |  1 comment
T-Mobile becomes first major mobile operator to offer a mobile banking service in the US.
FCC 5G Auction Is at $336.3M Thursday Morning
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11/29/2018  |  Post a comment
The 5G auction adds nearly $20 million in bids on Thursday morning.


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