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Google Launches Pixel 4 Smartphone
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
All major US mobile operators will carry the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
Quectel Claims 5G Data Call With Millimeter-Wave IoT Module
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Quectel tests 5G IoT mmWave module, AsusTek slated to use it in next-gen laptops.
ZenFi CEO: More Small Cells on the Way in NYC
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10/11/2019  |  3 comments
ZenFi's CEO says that 1000s more small cells are waiting to be approved in the NYC area.
AT&T to Begin Standalone 5G Rollout Next Year
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10/9/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T plans to deploy standalone 5G in 2020, which will boost enterprise applications for 5G.
Finnish Startup Goes Underground to Measure Soil Conditions
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Finnish agricultural IoT startup Soil Scout works with DT on underground sensors, grabs an undisclosed round of funding.
Verizon & NEC Pioneer Traffic Sensing on Existing Fiber
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon says it could deploy the smart city traffic monitoring system nationwide in the future.
Ossia Readies Wireless Power for IoT Asset Tracking at Walmart
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10/4/2019  |  1 comment
Ossia is working to commercialize its Forever Tracker with T-Mobile and Xirgo.
US Cellular Plots 600MHz 5G in Iowa & Wisconson in Early 2020
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10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The fifth-largest mobile carrier in the US will be one of the first in the country with lowband 5G.
Amazon: From the Sensor to the Sidewalk
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9/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Amazon readies its low-power protocol Sidewalk for long-term IoT and smart home projects.
5G Transport & the Edge: From Scarcity to Standalone
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9/27/2019  |  1 comment
Light Reading's 5G Transport & the Edge event on October 10 in New York City will examine crucial aspects of constructing a 5G-capable network.
Verizon Brings 5G to Parts of NYC
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9/26/2019  |  2 comments
The mobile carrier also launches 5G in Boise City, Idaho, and Panama City, Fla.
Amazon Intros 'Sidewalk' Protocol for Low-Power IoT Networks
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9/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Amazon is building a wireless dog tracker as a reference implementation of the protocol.
MediaTek Readies 5G SoC for 2020
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9/25/2019  |  Post a comment
The 5G chip market is going to get more crowded in the first half of 2020.
CalAmp Rides on Sprint's Curiosity IoT Platform
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9/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint signs long-term IoT partnership with telematics pioneer CalAmp.
Airtel Plans NB-IoT Network in India
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9/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Airtel will follow rival Reliance Jio into the NB-IoT game.
C-Spire Updates Its 4G, Readies for 5G
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9/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Regional carrier C-Spire updates 1,200-plus basestations in its network, ready for 5G and more.
O Canada: AT&T Touts 'Largest LTE-M Footprint in the World'
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9/19/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's claim based on LTE-M IoT roaming deal with three Canadian operators — Bell Canada, Rogers Communications and Telus.
Verizon's Vestberg Sticks With mmWave for 5G
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9/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon is the only US carrier sticking with a national, highband-only 5G plan heading into 2020, but CEO says the C-Band is 'interesting' to the carrier.
Apple Gives Ultra Wideband a Spin
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9/19/2019  |  1 comment
The iPhone 11 is carrying an ultra wideband (UWB) chip that has its supporters excited about new applications.
T-Mobile Execs Talk Merger & 5G
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9/17/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile remains hopeful that Sprint deal get done this year, viewing the merger as a key pathway to 5G's promised land.
AT&T CEO: US Ahead in 5G
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9/17/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T's Randall Stephenson talks up plans for nationwide 5G by mid-year 2020, claims US is still ahead in the 5G race.
Shipments of Bluetooth-Enabled IoT Devices to Surpass Smartphones in 2024
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9/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The share of IoT devices will rise as smartphones fall, says ABI.
AT&T Intros 'Safety Button' for US Hotel Workers
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9/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Hotel workers transmit their exact location to security when the 'safety button' is pushed.
Sprint, Peachtree Corners Et Al to Launch 5G IoT Lab in Georgia
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Curiosity Labs relies on 5G for low-latency connectivity for automated vehicles, drones and more.
Everactive Offers Battery-Less Power for IIoT
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Everactive is looking to solve what it claims is a major problem for industrial IoT – the need to replace batteries.
AT&T & Verizon: All Quiet on Narrowband IoT
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9/6/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T is 'readying things' on NB-IoT, while Verizon remains silent on customer traction on the narrowband technology.
LoRa, NB-IoT Tussle in the LPWAN IoT Arena
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9/5/2019  |  1 comment
LoRa expected to be a de facto standard, according to Semtech, even as NB-IoT deployments grow.
Samsung Intros First Chipset With 5G Built-In
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9/4/2019  |  1 comment
Samsung intros an integrated 5G processor as manufacturers prepare a new wave of 5G silicon.
Qualcomm Looks to a Multimode – & More Competitive – Future
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9/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm is planning for a multimode 5G future as it faces up to more competition and reduced sales to Huawei.
University Researchers Develop Low-Cost, Low-Power mmWave IoT Network
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8/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a low-cost, low-power variant of a network tapping into frequencies that have become key, early building blocks of 5G.
Sigfox Partners With Alps Alpine for IoT Components
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8/29/2019  |  Post a comment
The partners will build IoT devices like luggage-tracking 'bubbles' and roll cages fitted with trackers.
Low-Band Will Take 5G Indoors, Just Not Quite Yet
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8/28/2019  |  2 comments
The real impact of low-band 5G? It will work better indoors!
Despite Delays, Sprint Launches 5G in NYC
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8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint launches Nokia 5G equipment in NYC, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Phoenix after delays.
Verizon Brings Mobile 5G to Phoenix, Targets In-Building 5G With Boingo
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8/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon strikes a 5G DAS deal with Boingo, starts outdoor mobile high-band 5G rollout in Phoenix.
Startup uBeam Uses Ultrasound for Over-the-Air Power
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8/21/2019  |  1 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.
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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.
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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  |  1 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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