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Mike Dano
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Cox places CBRS bet in Vegas
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9/27/2021  |  Post a comment
Cox Communications said it will build a small-scale wireless network for the city of Las Vegas. At the same time, Cox hired a longtime wireless networking executive who previously worked at Ericsson and Nortel.
ONF spins off Aether for private wireless networking
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9/27/2021  |  Post a comment
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) said Ananki will focus on the sale of private 5G networking services to enterprises. The company is based on the group's Aether flagship project, launched last year.
Could Helium finally succeed where so many others failed?
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9/23/2021  |  Post a comment
A number of companies in the telecom industry have attempted to create a network of individual networks. But Helium is doing so with one big, new element: a very clear and tangible incentive.
Industry, government and public-interest groups unite over 5G security
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9/22/2021  |  Post a comment
From open RAN to wireless emergency alerts, the FCC's new Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) plans to look at security and 5G networks.
Lynk and AST SpaceMobile battle for mobile operator customers
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9/22/2021  |  Post a comment
Lynk announced its first two operator customers: Aliv in the Bahamas and Telecel Centrafrique in the Central African Republic. AST SpaceMobile, meanwhile, counts deals covering a total of 1.5 billion subscribers.
AT&T scores a win over Verizon in mmWave 5G
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9/22/2021  |  Post a comment
'AT&T mmWave 5G users on average spent a lower amount of time connected to mmWave 5G compared to our mmWave 5G users on Verizon, but when they did connect to mmWave 5G, they consumed a much larger amount of data,' according to Opensignal.
Biden's leadership vacuum may hamstring US spectrum strategy
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9/21/2021  |  Post a comment
'We need a national spectrum strategy,' concluded Gina Raimondo, President Biden's Secretary of Commerce. However, Biden still has not named leadership for the FCC and the NTIA.
Verizon's CEO acknowledges supply chain, labor constraints
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9/21/2021  |  Post a comment
Verizon's Hans Vestberg said it's a 'tougher labor market there' in retail, due to the ongoing pandemic. He also acknowledged 'there are some challenges in the supply chain.'
Nokia, Ericsson start winning Huawei replacement deals
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9/20/2021  |  Post a comment
Viaero said it would cost $300 million to replace Huawei's equipment in its network. Union Wireless put that figure at $110 million. Now, Nokia and Ericsson are sweeping up those deals.
Recalibrating valuations in the private wireless industry
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9/20/2021  |  Post a comment
A utility provider covering Kansas and Missouri just announced plans to deploy its own private wireless LTE network, and it's spending $30 million on the spectrum licenses alone.
AT&T begins testing Ericsson, Nokia kit ahead of Andromeda auction
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9/20/2021  |  Post a comment
AT&T is widely expected to dominate the Andromeda auction, though it's unclear how much money AT&T might dole out during the event, which is scheduled to start in October.
Who should pay for the bridge across the digital divide?
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9/17/2021  |  Post a comment
Two new studies conclude that the US government's Universal Service Fund (USF) is in need of change. But they differ on whether ISPs or Big Tech should fix the situation.
AT&T takes FCC to court over 5G backhaul
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9/17/2021  |  Post a comment
Wi-Fi users in the 6GHz band are 'very likely to result in harmful interference at unpredictable places and times,' AT&T argues. The company may be looking to protect its 5G backhaul operations.
T-Mobile will shut down its 3G UMTS network in 287 days
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9/16/2021  |  Post a comment
'As of July 1, 2022, T-Mobile's older 3G UMTS network will be retired,' the operator wrote. Just a few weeks ago, the operator did not provide a firm shut down date for that network.
Is T-Mobile losing its edge?
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9/16/2021  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile's iPhone 13 promotions aren't impressing analysts. The company's new 5G icon follows Verizon's lead. And T-Mobile's growth prospects for Q4 appear stunted. 'Uncarrier' it isn't.
AT&T: 2.7% of customers will be affected by 3G shutdown
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9/15/2021  |  Post a comment
Groups ranging from the Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC) to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) have been arguing of the 'deadly' effects posed by AT&T's 3G shutdown plans.
13 an unlucky number for 5G
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9/15/2021  |  Post a comment
Apple took the wraps off its latest iPhone, the iPhone 13. But the company spent almost no time talking about 5G during its unveiling event.
T-Mobile CFO: Samsung 'has really fallen behind the eight ball'
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9/14/2021  |  Post a comment
'A lot of our customer base are very significant Samsung lovers, and so we probably saw a little bit more of the supply chain issue there,' said T-Mobile CFO Peter Osvaldik.
US mobile providers love coverage maps, but not coverage details
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9/14/2021  |  Post a comment
Verizon, T-Mobile and CTIA were among those voicing support for the FCC's ongoing broadband mapping initiative. However, they pushed against sharing cell site information, in-vehicle coverage data and more.
AT&T promises to steal mobile customers from rivals
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9/14/2021  |  Post a comment
AT&T's new CFO, Pascal Desroches, says the company has a number of growth strategies firmly in place. 'All those things collectively are allowing us to grow and to gain share,' he said.
5G industry struggles with spectrum sharing
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9/14/2021  |  Post a comment
'Spectrum sharing must be the new normal,' argued Vernita Harris, a spectrum official with the Pentagon. But that position runs counter to the goals laid out by the US wireless industry.
Verizon to 'broaden out' prepaid offerings
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9/13/2021  |  Post a comment
Verizon's Ronan Dunne didn't say exactly what Verizon might do in the prepaid market, but he said the company might slow the migration of customers from prepaid services to postpaid services.
How 'as a service' might supercharge private 5G
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9/13/2021  |  Post a comment
'Private 5G is really taking off,' explained Todd Krautkremer, CMO of Cradlepoint. Part of the reason, he said, has to do with new, Netflix-style business models.
Dish hints at interest in carrier aggregation, more 600MHz spectrum
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9/10/2021  |  Post a comment
'Dish anticipates needing more lowband spectrum in some markets to meet customer demand in the future,' the company told the FCC, suggesting it was interested in getting more 600MHz licenses.
Wisper, a WISP, finds something better than 5G
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9/9/2021  |  Post a comment
'I don't believe 5G is necessarily the right tool for WISPs,' said Nathan Stooke, the CEO of Wisper. His solution? Equipment from Tarana Wireless.
Verizon reworks NFL deal to focus on 5G
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9/9/2021  |  Post a comment
Verizon's new ten-year agreement with the NFL cost the operator a reported $1 billion. It won't include game streaming but it will make Verizon 'the Official 5G Network of the League.'
GenXComm raises $20M for private 5G
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9/9/2021  |  Post a comment
'GenXComm's unique technology optimizes communication by allowing wireless channels to transmit and receive simultaneously,' the company claims.
Six things to watch for in Apple's iPhone 13 announcement
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9/8/2021  |  Post a comment
Apple is widely expected to announce its iPhone 13 during an event next week. Here are six themes to track as Apple shows off its latest smartphone wares.
Dell unfazed by open RAN warnings from Nokia, Ericsson
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9/8/2021  |  Post a comment
'It's not surprising that some of today's networking equipment vendors are not fans of O-RAN, the way it is described, because it really pressures their business model,' Dell's Dennis Hoffman said.
Mike O'Rielly, formerly of the FCC, cautions on infrastructure timing
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9/7/2021  |  Post a comment
One of the FCC's former commissioners believes that Congress is poised to quickly approve around $65 billion in broadband-related infrastructure spending. But a waiting game on funding payouts could ensue.
Andromeda auction estimates range from $15B to $37B
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9/7/2021  |  Post a comment
'We think the auction will be fiercely contested with prices not far off the C-band,' wrote the financial analysts at New Street Research. But others aren't so sure.
EXFO's founder on what's next for the newly private company
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9/7/2021  |  Post a comment
Germain Lamonde fended off a hostile takeover attempt by rival Viavi and made EXFO a private company again. Now he's opening up on what the company plans to do next.
AT&T faces growing calls to delay 3G shutdown
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9/3/2021  |  Post a comment
Companies in the electronic monitoring industry joined those in the alarm sector in urging the FCC to delay AT&T's 3G shutdown. But AT&T hopes to forge ahead with its plans in order to deploy midband 5G.
Why AT&T reignited its spectrum war against T-Mobile
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9/3/2021  |  Post a comment
AT&T warned of a 'substantial imbalance' in the amount of midband spectrum that T-Mobile owns. At issue is the FCC's upcoming auction of 2.5GHz midband spectrum.
Optimism infects Big 5G Event
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9/2/2021  |  Post a comment
In-person attendance at the show was clearly far less than the 2019 show in Denver, prior to the pandemic. But the executives who attended this year's Big 5G Event had a bounce in their step.
Dish's Stephen Stokols hints at what's next for Boost Mobile
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9/2/2021  |  Post a comment
Stephen Stokols, the Dish Network executive in charge of the company's growing camp of mobile brands, said Dish might not be done buying MVNOs.
AT&T preps for hiring spree, open RAN deployment
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9/1/2021  |  Post a comment
'What that means is jobs ... we are literally hiring thousands of people this year,' says AT&T's Mo Katibeh. 'This is a jobs creation story...Fiber and 5G are at the heart of it.'
Neville Ray explains T-Mobile's near-term 5G opportunities
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9/1/2021  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile's networking chief expects to profit from 5G fixed wireless access, rural expansions and a new focus on business customers. Also: 'I think 6G is many, many years away.'
A network operator's view of 6G
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8/31/2021  |  Post a comment
Companies ranging from Verizon to Apple have been reluctant to talk at length about 6G. And that's what makes Mike Irizarry of UScellular so noteworthy: He's an outspoken proponent of 6G.
Helium, FreedomFi prepare massive DIY 5G network
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8/31/2021  |  Post a comment
FreedomFi said it expects to ship up to 20,000 small cells for a 5G-ready network that will rely on a cryptocurrency-backed payment system pioneered by startup Helium.
Untangling the iPhone 13 rumors around Globalstar's LEO satellites
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8/30/2021  |  Post a comment
A new report indicates a possible pairing between iPhone maker Apple and satellite company Globalstar. However, that doesn't necessarily mean Apple's next iPhone will connect to satellites.
Adtran, ADVA to pursue merger amid fiber upswing
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8/30/2021  |  Post a comment
Proposed merger of US-based Adtran and Germany-based ADVA surfaces amid a push among American and European lawmakers and service providers to build expansive fiber networks.
T-Mobile's CEO offers mea culpa
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8/27/2021  |  Post a comment
'Knowing that we failed to prevent this exposure is one of the hardest parts of this event. On behalf of everyone at Team Magenta, I want to say we are truly sorry,' wrote T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert.
Here's how we can return to trade shows
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8/27/2021  |  Post a comment
The Big 5G Event is happening in Denver next week. It will be one of the first in-person trade shows for the US telecom industry since the pandemic started. Here is what to expect.
LTD blames its lawyer for its RDOF problems
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8/26/2021  |  Post a comment
'LTD is not itself culpable for Mr. [Kristopher] Twomey's unprofessional and dishonest actions because it innocently hired him,' the company wrote in a new, fiery filing to the FCC.
Volkswagen completes pivot from AT&T to T-Mobile and Verizon
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8/26/2021  |  Post a comment
'Volkswagen is the first automaker partnering with both Verizon and T-Mobile to offer customers the flexibility to choose from multiple wireless providers,' the company announced.
Lockheed Martin: 5G from space is 'ultimate high ground' for US military
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8/24/2021  |  Post a comment
Lockheed Martin is the US military's biggest contractor, and it recently unveiled a 5G-capable satellite dish that could help connect 'sensors with shooters across all domains, commands and services.'
Putting LG's 6G announcement (a test across 300 feet) into context
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8/24/2021  |  Post a comment
LG said its 6G connection traveled in the 155-175GHz band and used adaptive beamforming and high gain antenna switching technology. The test signals more momentum in the space beyond 5G.
Airspan's earnings are up, but its stock is down
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8/23/2021  |  Post a comment
Airspan notched second-quarter revenues of $42 million, up 51% from the year-ago quarter. But the company's stock price is down from around $10 to just $6.80 per share after a week of trading.
T-Mobile adds Apple TV+ to promotional arsenal
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8/23/2021  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile, which has long bundled in Netflix, is now adding a year of Apple TV+ service to its sales pitch. It's an attempt to help the carrier gain a leg up on rivals.
Mavenir registers open RAN hardware win against Huawei
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8/20/2021  |  Post a comment
Montana's Triangle Communications is purchasing open RAN hardware and software from Mavenir as it works to eliminate Huawei equipment from its operations.
T-Mobile's hack keeps getting worse
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8/20/2021  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile disclosed that hackers have accessed some of its customers' IMEI and IMSI data – identifier numbers associated with specific phones – potentially paving the way for SIM swap problems.
T-Mobile's spectrum swap with Verizon hints at merger progress
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8/20/2021  |  Post a comment
'Aligning the spectrum blocks held in adjacent market areas allows the carriers to operate more efficiently by facilitating handoffs when users transition to the adjacent markets,' says FCC filing.
What to expect from the upcoming 3.45GHz auction for 5G
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8/19/2021  |  Post a comment
'AT&T will be keen to get the maximum 40MHz allowable on a quasi-nationwide basis, while T-Mobile has said they will be opportunistic,' wrote the Morgan Stanley analysts. 'Dish is another wild card.'
GM commits to installing AT&T's 5G into millions of cars
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8/19/2021  |  Post a comment
GM said the move would allow it to implement a number of improvements, including faster music and video downloads for motorists and faster, more reliable over-the-air software updates for its vehicles.
The incredible durability of 2G
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8/19/2021  |  Post a comment
3G networks are getting shut down around the world. But in some corners of the globe, 2G networks are staying lit for potentially the next decade.
Cable may miss America's next big 5G spectrum auction
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8/18/2021  |  Post a comment
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Dish Network appear to have signaled their intention to bid in the FCC's upcoming 3.45-3.55GHz auction. However, Comcast and Charter are nowhere to be found.
Hack could cost T-Mobile millions, analysts predict
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8/18/2021  |  Post a comment
'We don't know what liability, if any, T-Mobile will face for the leak. We are reminded of the Equifax leak,' wrote the financial analysts at New Street Research of T-Mobile's latest breach.
Here's why your carrier is so scared of your phone's mobile hotspot
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8/17/2021  |  Post a comment
A laptop tethered to a phone via a Wi-Fi hotspot is consuming data in the exact same set-up that a smart watch tethered to a phone via Bluetooth is consuming data. But the cost is much, much different.
Dish Network's Ergen hints at interest in network sharing
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8/17/2021  |  Post a comment
'I think you're going to start to see more of that sharing, because the capital costs are so great and if you can do that and build a better product I think the consumer wins,' said Dish's Charlie Ergen.
Airlines warn of 'major disruptions' from 5G in C-band
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8/17/2021  |  Post a comment
'Major disruptions to passenger air travel, commercial transport and critical helicopter operations can be expected from the rollout of 5G,' argued American Airlines, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and others.
Verizon takes cautious cloud approach
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8/16/2021  |  Post a comment
Ed Chan, Verizon's chief network engineering officer, believes it will be 'difficult to migrate to a cloud platform,' according to comments he made to the Cowen financial analysts.
The tide is turning against T-Mobile's 3G shutdown plans
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8/16/2021  |  Post a comment
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) argued that T-Mobile appeared to provide 'false statements, omissions and/or misleading assurances' related to its 3G CDMA shutdown plans.
Airspan's CEO on going public, open RAN and the 5G future
CxO Spotlight  | 
8/16/2021  |  Post a comment
Eric Stonestrom has been the CEO of Airspan since 1998 and in just a few days he hopes to take the company public on the back of opportunities around open RAN and 5G.
Viavi CEO sees 'tectonic shift' in operator spending
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8/13/2021  |  Post a comment
Oleg Khaykin is seeing a 'really tectonic shift in North America among operators, with a lot of the media focus and content going right out of the window.' Instead, they're now spending on fiber and 5G, he said.
AT&T to require vaccinations, but Verizon and T-Mobile keep them optional
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8/13/2021  |  Post a comment
'We are highly encouraging all of our employees to get vaccinated, but we are not requiring vaccinations at this time,' a T-Mobile representative wrote in response to questions.
Sierra Wireless's new CEO faces COVID trial by fire
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8/13/2021  |  Post a comment
'The impact of COVID-19 disruptions in Vietnam will be significant for us in Q3,' said Phil Brace, who was appointed Sierra Wireless's new CEO just three weeks ago.
Verizon expanding both reach and breadth of 5G Home
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8/12/2021  |  Post a comment
Verizon has expanded its 5G Home service in Chicago since initially launching it in 2019, according to a new report by the financial analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
FCC acknowledges open RAN is cheaper, albeit with reservations
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8/12/2021  |  Post a comment
'We agree with Mavenir that we should modify the catalog to reduce the low end of the range of estimated costs,' the FCC wrote in its new pricing catalogue for mobile network equipment.
Verizon sweetens TracFone deal in search of regulatory approval
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8/12/2021  |  Post a comment
Verizon promised to offer Lifeline services via TracFone for at least three years, one of several promises the company made in hopes of speeding regulatory approval of the transaction.
Dish/T-Mobile feud raising 'grave concerns'
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8/9/2021  |  Post a comment
'This is a manufactured crisis, orchestrated by Dish, and it is about money, not customers,' according to T-Mobile's CEO. But Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen said that T-Mobile is just being a 'sore winner.'
Globalstar's mystery deepens
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8/9/2021  |  Post a comment
Globalstar 'recorded $14.1 million as long-term deferred revenue' in a new agreement that has financial analysts speculating that the satellite company's time has come.
SpaceX buys IoT company Swarm amid heightened space competition
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8/9/2021  |  Post a comment
'SpaceX will ... benefit from access to the intellectual property and expertise developed by the Swarm team, as well as from adding this resourceful and effective team to SpaceX,' according to FCC filings.
Dish Network making tower crews 'very busy' nationwide
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8/4/2021  |  Post a comment
'We do believe that Dish's intent is to build the network substantially in the US,' says American Tower CFO Rod Smith. However, the company doesn't expect significant revenues from Dish until next year.
T-Mobile to shutter Sprint's LTE network on June 30, 2022
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8/3/2021  |  Post a comment
'Moving customers who are on old networks onto modern, advanced high-speed networks means they will need to have phones and devices that can tap into the latest technologies,' T-Mobile said.
Is Shentel offering a blueprint for the future of broadband?
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8/3/2021  |  Post a comment
Shentel has historically been a cable and mobile provider, but is now transitioning into a fiber and fixed wireless network operator. It plans to more than double its coverage footprint in the process.
Broadband bill gets closer – here are the takeaways
DanoVision  | 
8/2/2021  |  Post a comment
The Senate is now scheduled to debate legislation that would set aside $65 billion for broadband in the US. Here are six takeaways from the newest version of this proposal.
Dish Network to launch new wireless postpaid brand next year
News Analysis  | 
8/2/2021  |  Post a comment
AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are all encouraging their prepaid customers to sign up for more profitable postpaid services. Dish's forthcoming postpaid brand is 'a huge opportunity for us to do the same.'
Bell, Rogers and Telus nab Canada's midband 5G spectrum
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7/30/2021  |  Post a comment
The auction made roughly 200MHz of spectrum available, but 50MHz was reserved for smaller bidders. Rogers doled out the largest amount of cash, with total bids of around $2.6 billion.
Huawei, once a 5G leader, can't offer 5G in its newest phones
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7/30/2021  |  Post a comment
Huawei's new smartphones won't have 5G. Instead, they will use Qualcomm chips to connect to 4G networks. It's a shocking turnabout for a company that was just last year the world's biggest smartphone vendor.
T-Mobile execs won't sweat losses to AT&T, Dish
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7/29/2021  |  Post a comment
AT&T outpaced T-Mobile in postpaid customer additions, and Dish Network plans to shift its business away from T-Mobile. But in response, T-Mobile raised its customer and financial growth expectations.
Could Inmarsat offer the world's best private 5G network?
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7/29/2021  |  Post a comment
Under a plan crafted by Nokia's former CEO, satellite provider Inmarsat plans to come down to Earth and build terrestrial, private 5G networks in places like ports, straits and airports.
Qualcomm sings a song of diversification
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7/29/2021  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm has begun touting its IoT business, which posted $1.4 billion in revenues during Qualcomm's most recent quarter, a figure that's up 83% from the same quarter a year ago.
T-Mobile thumbs nose at Dish with new prepaid promotion
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7/28/2021  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile's prepaid brand is offering a free 5G phone and unlimited 5G data services for $25 per month, or roughly half of what Dish's Boost Mobile charges.
Mapping out edge computing: How dense is it?
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7/28/2021  |  Post a comment
Based on publicly available data from edge computing companies ranging from Verizon to Amazon to Google to EdgeConneX, there aren't more than a few dozen computing locations across the entire US.
New York backs off $15/month broadband
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7/27/2021  |  Post a comment
A newly reported settlement between the state and telecom trade associations likely puts to rest an effort to require broadband providers in New York to offer a $15 tier of service.
MediaTek: We will not be deterred
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7/27/2021  |  Post a comment
MediaTek, which is locked in an increasingly contentious battle with rival Qualcomm, this week raised its 2021 annual revenue growth target from around 40% to above 45%.
Did wireless win the battle over broadband symmetry?
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7/26/2021  |  Post a comment
Some lobbyists have urged policymakers to define broadband as at least 100 Mbit/s upstream and downstream. But there are indications those requirements might be loosened – paving the way for wireless.
Lumen finds the right price for its Latin American business
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7/26/2021  |  Post a comment
Private equity company Stonepeak agreed to buy Lumen's Latin American business for $2.7 billion. Whether that deal will pave the way for Lumen to sell its US-based DSL business to Apollo remains to be seen.
Intel warns of shortages, but trumpets open RAN
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7/23/2021  |  Post a comment
'I think I've only been on three major service provider calls this week,' said Intel's Pat Gelsinger. 'They are really starting to look at those deployments at scale.'
Five things we learned about the Dish/AT&T deal
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2021  |  Post a comment
As the dust settles on the new Dish Network deal with AT&T, it's clear that some Dish customers will still need new phones, and that Dish's erstwhile partner T-Mobile stands to lose billions of dollars.
Crown Castle delays small cell buildout
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2021  |  Post a comment
Crown Castle said it plans to construct just 5,000 small cells during 2021 and another 5,000 during 2022. That's half what it had previously planned to do.
EXFO rejects Viavi's latest offer
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2021  |  Post a comment
According to EXFO, Viavi has been chasing a merger between the two since November, when Viavi offered to acquire EXFO at $4.75 per share. EXFO just rejected Viavi's latest offer of $8 per share.
AT&T clarifies Dish, Microsoft deals – and that free phone promotion
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7/22/2021  |  Post a comment
AT&T added a massive number of new mobile customers to its network in the second quarter, just as the ink dried on its new MVNO agreement with Dish Network and its core network agreement with Microsoft.
How Vegas built an LTE network in 45 days, and what it might do next
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2021  |  Post a comment
Baicells, CommScope, Ubicquia and Terranet Communications built an LTE network covering 65 square miles of the city of Las Vegas, offering speeds up to 35 Mbit/s.
Verizon's 5G promotion does the job in Q2
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2021  |  Post a comment
'Verizon had waited as long as they could, but when it was clear that AT&T was hell-bent on continuing the promotion regardless of the cost, Verizon had no choice but to match them,' wrote MoffettNathanson.
DigitalBridge's Tom Barrack resigns board seat
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2021  |  Post a comment
The US government has charged a DigitalBridge board member for allegedly obstructing justice, making multiple false statements and acting as an unregistered foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates.
AT&T's edge computing strategy takes shape with Google, Microsoft
News Analysis  | 
7/16/2021  |  Post a comment
AT&T offers two lines of business in the edge computing space: AT&T Network Edge (ANE) and AT&T Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC). Google and Microsoft play prominent roles in the offerings.
Biden administration offers practical, collaborative outlook on open RAN
News Analysis  | 
7/16/2021  |  Post a comment
'The Executive Branch fully supports industry's development of open RAN while recognizing the importance of maintaining a full suite of solutions offered by incumbent vendors,' the NTIA explained.
Ericsson grabs $8.3B 5G deal from Verizon
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7/16/2021  |  Post a comment
Verizon said it would buy Ericsson's 5G MIMO C-band, lowband and millimeter wave (mmWave) solutions as it works to expand its speedy 5G network across the US.


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