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Startup uBeam Uses Ultrasound for Over-the-Air Power
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8/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Californian startup claims ultrasound is the best method for wireless power transmission.
Russia Reserves 3.5GHz Band for the Military, Not 5G
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8/20/2019  |  1 comment
But Russia plots 5G millimeter wave in Moscow's Red Square with trials in the fall and a launch in 2020.
Reliance Jio Plans Major NB-IoT Launch in India in Jan. 2020
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8/15/2019  |  3 comments
The operator plans to have at least a billion IoT devices operating on the network within 2 years.
Amid Criticism, FCC Chairman Moves to Approve Revised T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
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8/15/2019  |  Post a comment
However, there are a growing number of state attorneys general who oppose the merger.
Wi-Charge Readies Infrared Wireless Power System for IoT Devices
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8/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Wi-Charge preps a wireless power system for IoT devices.
Powercast's Power-Over-Air System Takes Off
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8/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Powercast recieves FCC approval for retail applications for its wireless power transmission system for IoT and more.
Samsung's Note10+ 5G Launches on Verizon
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8/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon will be the sole US provider for Samsung's Note10+ 5G device, but not for long. AT&T and T-Mobile expect to launch their versions of the same 5G handset by year's end.
AT&T Brings 5G to Businesses in Downtown Manhattan
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8/6/2019  |  Post a comment
NYC gets AT&T business 5G in downtown Manhattan. The carrier won't have 5G for consumers until next year.
We're Still Not Sure How Verizon Is Going to Provide Nationwide 5G
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8/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon has led the way with early high-band, millimeter-wave 5G, but the carrier faces lots of questions about how it can deploy 5G on low- or mid-band frequencies nationwide next year.
Sprint Touts 5G Coverage as Merger Pressure Mounts
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8/2/2019  |  2 comments
Sprint says it will cover 11 million people with 5G soon. Meanwhile, Texas joins the list of states opposing Sprint's merger with T-Mobile. The states' lawsuit blocking the merger has been postponed until December.
Verizon CEO Proclaims Company on 'Good Path' With 5G Spectrum
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8/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Analysts on Q2 call worry about Verizon's millimeter wave-based 5G plan as competitors promise low-band nationwide 5G in 2020.
Qualcomm Hangs Hope on 5G in 2020 as Sales Weaken in Q3
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8/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm is expecting 2020 to be a year of 5G, as its sales falter in fiscal Q3 2019.
Apple: No Word on 5G Devices Yet
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7/31/2019  |  2 comments
Apple CEO won't comment on a 5G iPhone yet, as sales of the smartphone decline in Q3 2019.
Get Ready for the 5G Retail Robots!
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7/31/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T has hooked up with Badger Technologies to test retail robots powered by millimeter wave 5G and edge computing.
AT&T Runs More Low-Band Tests in the US
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7/30/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T has been granted a three-month test license (covering June to September) by the FCC to use the 4400MHz-5000MHz band with 5G.
The Long Road to 5G IoT Reality
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7/29/2019  |  Post a comment
5G 'massive IoT' will arrive in March 2020 with the 5G 'Phase 2,' specs but don't expect the hardware support to follow right behind.
AT&T Says Nationwide Low-Band 5G Will Arrive in 2020
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7/24/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T says 'nationwide' 5G will happen in first half of next year, while mmWave 5G will be 'business-driven' for now.
Sprint/T-Mobile Could Reportedly Get Final Approval This Week
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
DT and T-Mobile are reportedly ready to go ahead with a Dish buyout of Boost, in order to get DOJ final approval of the Sprint/T-Mobile merger this week.
5G mmWave Phones Can't Stand the Heat
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7/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Tests show that hot days can cause the Samsung S10 5G phone to drop from a 5G connection to a 4G signal from overheating.
Verizon Launches Fifth Mobile 5G City, First MiFi Device
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7/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon launches fifth mobile 5G city.
NB-IoT Gains Early Commercial Traction in the US
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7/17/2019  |  2 comments
Early NB-IoT services from T-Mobile, and more action from AT&T and Verizon as narrowband IoT starts its initial growth in the US.
NB-IoT: Where Trash Can Become Treasure
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7/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Sensoneo is deploying its trash management system in parts of the US with T-Mobile's NB-IoT.
Qualcomm Gets Busy With Its 9205 Cellular IoT Modem
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7/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm talks up 16 design wins for its cellular IoT modem.
Samsung Looks to Multivendor, 5G RAN Future
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7/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Samsung is expecting O-RAN gear to arrive by 2020.
The Top 4 US Carriers Have Mobile 5G
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7/2/2019  |  Post a comment
It's the summer of 5G in the US!
AT&T Launches 5G for Business in Las Vegas
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6/27/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's latest millimeter wave 5G market is Las Vegas, where it will sell 5G services to its business customers on a $90 per month plan.
Extreme to Buy Cloud WiFi Pioneer Aerohive for $210 Million
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6/26/2019  |  1 comment
Extreme grabs Aerohive for cloud WLAN and SD-Branch skills.
T-Mobile to Launch 5G in 6 US Cities
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6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile will launch in 'city centers' initially with high-band millimeter wave 5G.
Average 5G Speeds in South Korea Fall Well Behind Maximums, Opensignal Finds
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6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Opensignal says 'real world' average 5G speeds in South Korea reach 118.8 Mbit/s, a far cry from the near-gigabit downstream maximums.
T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Opposition Grows
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6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Four more states join the original group of 10 state attorneys general opposing the Sprint and T-Mobile merger. The trial date is set for October 7 and could take two or three weeks.
T-Mobile Eyeing Other Options if $6B Dish Deal Doesn't Materialize – Report
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6/20/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile is reportedly examining an auction off Sprint's Boost pre-paid unit if a proposed $6 billion Dish deal doesn't work out.
Verizon Adds LG's V50 to 5G Phone List
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6/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon adds a fourth 5G phone to a device lineup it is selling in the carrier's initial two US 5G mobile markets.
Apple Could Ship a 5G iPhone by 2020 – Report
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple will use Qualcomm modems for 5G initially, but it is expected to deliver its own 5G modem by 2022 or 2023, according to a financial analyst watching the space.
Comment: Coverage - DanJones - 6/14/2019
Helium Starts Selling IoT Hotspots in US
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6/13/2019  |  1 comment
Helium launches its P2P IoT hotspot, grabs another $15M in funding, aims to start a non-telco, low-bandwidth network in the US and beyond.
Comment: !!! - DanJones - 6/12/2019
Apple in Talks to Buy Intel's German Modem Assets – Report
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6/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple is reportedly considering buying Intel's German modem operations – first bought from Infineon in 2011.
Uber Partners With AT&T for 4G & 5G Connectivity for Air Taxis & Cargo Drones
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6/12/2019  |  4 comments
AT&T enters into a multi-stage deal with Uber on air taxi and drone testing with 4G and 5G.
AT&T Signs European LTE-M Roaming Deal
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6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T inks a European LTE-M roaming deal for IoT with KPN, Orange & Swisscom.
Cisco to Buy Sentryo for Industrial IoT
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6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Cisco is acquiring Sentryo to bolster it position in IoT networks serving markets such as oil and gas and transportation.
Motorola Launches Second 5G-Compatible Smartphone
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5/30/2019  |  Post a comment
The new Motorola z4 smartphone works on Verizon's millimeter-wave 5G networks in Chicago and Minneapolis.
FCC's Second 5G Spectrum Auction Ends With Bid Topping $2B
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5/29/2019  |  Post a comment
The second US 5G millimeter wave band spectrum is done, with a third one to follow in December 2019.
AT&T Proposes Amped-Up Power Levels for CBRS-Based 5G
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5/21/2019  |  1 comment
The newly proposed power levels for CBRS spectrum are not as strong as 4G, but are more powerful than millimeter wave 5G.
DoJ 'Leans Against' T-Mobile/Sprint Merger – Report
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5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The Justice Department is inclined to block the merger, even after the FCC chairman's approval, according to Bloomberg.
Sprint's First 5G Devices Available May 31
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint will kick off preorders for the LG V50 ThinQ and the HTC 5G Hub on May 17.
Verizon Launches Near-Nationwide NB-IoT Network
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon finally gets on the nationwide NB-IoT trail.
5G in the USA: More Mobile Steps
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint perks up with first 5G launches and Verizon picks up another 20 5G mobile cities.
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  |  4 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.
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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

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