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Mike Dano
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The private wireless networking opportunity shouldn't stay too private
DanoVision  | 
5/20/2022  |  Post a comment
Private wireless players need to start showing off actual wins, allowing sunlight to help generate momentum. Otherwise the industry risks falling into navel-gazing apathy.
Artemis to test pCell on Dish's spectrum in San Bernardino event center
News Analysis  | 
5/20/2022  |  Post a comment
Artemis is looking to test its pCell technology in Dish's CBRS spectrum holdings at a San Bernardino events center. Upcoming events at the venue mostly include bingo games, as well as a music festival in July.
Cisco: Demand strong amid component shortages, price hikes
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5/19/2022  |  Post a comment
'Cisco implemented three rounds of price increases that we assert encouraged customers to place orders earlier than they would have otherwise,' said Raymond James analysts.
Boingo's Zeto teases networking convergence and private wireless ambitions
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/19/2022  |  Post a comment
Boingo's Michael Zeto discusses the company's strategy as a part of DigitalBridge, as well as its work to deploy converged networking solutions for some of its biggest customers.
T-Mobile: Our 5G network is open for wholesale business
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5/19/2022  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile's Dan Thygesen has likely been busy recently. Dish Network, Google Fi and Altice have all reported obtaining new wholesale agreements with T-Mobile in the past few months.
In Oklahoma, T-Mobile suddenly faces a new 5G spectrum landlord
News Analysis  | 
5/18/2022  |  Post a comment
The FCC is reviewing the transfer of a 2.5GHz spectrum license to WCO from the Owasso public school district. T-Mobile is leasing that midband spectrum license for use in its 5G network.
AT&T testing open RAN, but CTO won't offer deployment timelines
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5/17/2022  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Andre Fuetsch expects to first deploy open RAN equipment in small cells and private wireless networking scenarios before moving it into its broader, macro network.
Here are 10 big 5G moments from the last 12 months
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5/17/2022  |  Post a comment
Here it is: The biggest 5G moments from the past year, as compiled by Light Reading's editorial staff.
More Verizon changes: price hikes, departure of biz CEO Erwin
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5/16/2022  |  Post a comment
Tami Erwin announced her plans to leave Verizon Business by the end of the year. The move comes just months after Verizon replaced the CEO of its consumer business and reported sluggish first-quarter results.
Startup Eridan raises $46M in funding with 'Miracle' for 5G infrastructure
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5/16/2022  |  Post a comment
Venture capitalists including Capricorn's Technology Impact Fund, Monta Vista Capital, Social Capital, Diamond Edge Ventures and Pilot Grove Management are among the companies financing the startup.
Unions continue pushing into Big Tech, telecom companies
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5/16/2022  |  Post a comment
'We're in the middle of some [labor] negotiations right now,' AT&T's John Stankey said recently. He added: 'We'd like to pay less in wages.'
5G proponents fret over Biden's fiber fancy
News Analysis  | 
5/13/2022  |  Post a comment
New federal guidelines put an emphasis on fiber networks: 'The program prioritizes projects designed to provide fiber connectivity directly to the end user.' And that's not sitting well with some 5G proponents.
AT&T's Jason Inskeep on the evolving private wireless landscape
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5/13/2022  |  Post a comment
'My team's kind of been like a SWAT team, attacking everything from our DoD [Department of Defense] customers to a couple [oil] refinery engagements,' said Inskeep, who works in AT&T's 5G Center of Excellence.
Starry posts customer growth, but waffles on some 2022 targets
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5/12/2022  |  Post a comment
Starry gained 8,000 fixed wireless customers during the first quarter of 2022. But the company backtracked on its EBITDA hopes for full-year 2022, as well as its plans to launch multiple new markets during the rest of 2022.
Artemis returns with private pCell strategy
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2022  |  Post a comment
'pCell is the most innovative technology I've seen in wireless in a very long time, upending everything we've been taught about wireless,' said financial analyst Craig Moffett, of MoffettNathanson.
Four 5G takeaways from Dish's big analyst day
DanoVision  | 
5/11/2022  |  Post a comment
Dish's network is cheap and potentially transformative. And the company has ambitious targets in the retail and enterprise sectors. But now it must execute.
Digital infra megadeals: DigitalBridge to buy Switch for $11B, Radius for sale
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5/11/2022  |  Post a comment
DigitalBridge, Switch, Radius Global Infrastructure, American Tower, CoreSite Realty and CyrusOne are among the companies involved in massive consolidation in the space.
Dish's Boost resurrects ad-supported mobile service – again
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2022  |  Post a comment
The company is trumpeting the offering as a way to get free wireless service, based on similar models in the video game industry. But previous ad-supported models have not gained traction.
Dish's 5G targets: 40M smartphone customers and 20% of the enterprise market
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5/10/2022  |  Post a comment
Dish plans to launch postpaid services under its new Boost Infinite brand sometime in the fall but pricing details weren't revealed.
Telesat, Globalstar, Intelsat headline upheavals in satellite industry
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5/10/2022  |  Post a comment
Telesat reduced the size of its planned low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation to 188 satellites from 298. And that's just one of many recent developments in the industry.
Infinera boasts XR traction, but obstacles remain
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5/10/2022  |  Post a comment
'Infinera's highly disruptive XR is expected to ramp in 2023,' wrote the financial analysts at B. Riley Securities. They noted the opportunity could be worth up to $2 billion.
5G providers getting wiggly on pricing and promotions
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5/9/2022  |  Post a comment
In recent days AT&T announced a new discount for teachers, T-Mobile announced a $1,000 Mother's Day discount for new customers, and Verizon announced a $800 phone discount for new and existing customers.
Thoughts on the evolving battle among US fiber, cable and 5G providers
DanoVision  | 
5/9/2022  |  Post a comment
Some have speculated that Charter will eventually purchase T-Mobile. Others think AT&T could acquire Dish Network or Altice. Here are three trends currently affecting this battle.
While some Chinese companies exit Russia, Huawei remains a question mark
News Analysis  | 
5/6/2022  |  Post a comment
The WSJ reported that Russian telecom operator Beeline, owned by Dutch company Veon, said it received a delivery in March of telecommunications equipment from Huawei.
Verizon buries Skyward, its drone company
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5/6/2022  |  Post a comment
'Skyward, a Verizon company, announced that it was exiting its drone business. The company remains focused on its investment in ground robotic management, connectivity services, and solution development.'
ISPs drop fight against California's net neutrality law, will shift focus to DC
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5/5/2022  |  Post a comment
'Today is a historic win for Californians and the open Internet,' wrote Professor Barbara van Schewick, a supporter of the state's net neutrality guidelines.
Dish's first 5G service plan underwhelms
News Analysis  | 
5/5/2022  |  Post a comment
Dish is charging $30 per month for unlimited 5G services on its new network. 'Meh,' summarized analyst John Byrne, of research and consulting firm GlobalData.
T-Mobile ports 'uncarrier' playbook to FWA
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5/4/2022  |  Post a comment
The operator said it will cut the price of its FWA service from $50 per month to $30 per month for customers who also subscribe to its Magenta Max smartphone plan.
With Samsung, is Dish doubling down on open RAN – or giving up?
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5/4/2022  |  Post a comment
'We've held very firmly to the [open RAN] architecture and the importance of having an open ecosystem,' said Dish's Stephen Bye. 'And any partner that we bring into our ecosystem understands that.'
AT&T's price increase could send customers to Verizon
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2022  |  Post a comment
'Just when Verizon is struggling, this is a helping hand from Dallas,' said Recon Analytics' Roger Entner. Verizon recently reported sluggish customer figures, and AT&T is based in Dallas.
The 5G robots are officially coming
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2022  |  Post a comment
'Customers with AT&T's private 5G networks will be able to teleoperate Spot immediately,' according to Boston Dynamics. 'And public 5G teleoperation will be made available in the near future.'
AST SpaceMobile to test satellite-based services on AT&T's spectrum
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5/3/2022  |  Post a comment
AST SpaceMobile's testing will use AT&T's 846.5-849MHz license in Midland, Texas; its 845-846.5MHz license in Honolulu; and its 788-798MHz license in Pine Springs, Texas.
Dish inks $1B+ deal with Samsung for 5G radios
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2022  |  Post a comment
'Samsung Networks' 5G solutions will be deployed in Dish markets across the US, as part of a collaboration beginning this year,' a Samsung representative wrote in response to questions from Light Reading.
Can Sisvel bring unity to the 5G patent landscape?
News Analysis  | 
5/2/2022  |  Post a comment
Via Licensing is exiting the cellular industry, leaving Sisvel as the last big remaining patent pool in the industry. Sisvel plans to release the details of its own 5G patent pool plans by September.
Vendors begin boasting of their price hikes
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5/2/2022  |  Post a comment
'We had an incredible March quarter, some of that due to a price increase,' said Extreme Networks CEO Edward Meyercord during his company's quarterly conference call.
Google Cloud acquires MobiledgeX, will make it open source
News Analysis  | 
4/29/2022  |  Post a comment
MobiledgeX was founded by Germany's Deutsche Telekom in 2018. The company boasted work with 26 operators in total, including Telefónica, Orange, BT and Deutsche Telekom.
UScellular launches 5G FWA, eyes government subsidies
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4/29/2022  |  Post a comment
The mobile operator says its cell towers must reach at least 150 subscribers, each paying $65 per month, for its FWA service to be profitable.
White House pushes new Internet declaration; largest nations aren't signing up
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2022  |  Post a comment
'We and our allies are not here to splinter the Internet but, frankly, to save it from splintering,' said one White House official of the new 'Declaration for the Future of the Internet.'
One of America's first open RAN networks is being dismantled
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4/28/2022  |  Post a comment
'We have had to decommission portions of our Parallel Wireless network,' Cellcom wrote. The operator launched its first 5G services with vendors Ericsson and Cisco earlier this year.
Could 6G mark a return to usage-based pricing?
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4/27/2022  |  Post a comment
'We need to start charging for usage again,' said Kimberley Trommler, head of Thinknet 6G, during her keynote address to attendees of an online event focusing on 6G and environmental sustainability.
T-Mobile emerges as 'the most compelling investment proposition' in 5G
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2022  |  Post a comment
'Our growth strategy has integrity and is reliable, safe, quarter-after-quarter growth, that comes in just like we promised you it would,' argued T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert.
In pivoting to space, Rivada continues to court controversy
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4/27/2022  |  Post a comment
Declan Ganley, of Rivada Networks, is no stranger to controversy. The latest: Chinese investors who claim that Rivada's LEO plans are built on top of assets the company doesn't actually own.
Dish's June 14 deadline for 5G begins to loom large
News Analysis  | 
4/26/2022  |  Post a comment
'We're six months behind where we thought we'd be. It's my fault. We just didn't maybe anticipate that we would have to do as much on the technical side,' said Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen.
Verana's investors bet on a 5G return to mmWave
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4/26/2022  |  Post a comment
Verana Networks announced a $28 million Series B venture capital funding round. DC Investment Partners (DCIP) led the round. The cash brings Verana's total fundraising efforts since it was founded to $43 million.
Musk's Starlink airline strategy reaches cruising altitude
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4/25/2022  |  Post a comment
In addition to roughly 100 planes covered by Starlink's recent JSX deal, Hawaiian Airlines will outfit several dozen big aircraft with Starlink connections over the next few years.
Dish's private 5G strategy gets clearer
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4/25/2022  |  Post a comment
Duke University will use Dish's 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum licenses, radios from Airspan and JMA Wireless, and private networking services from Cisco, in its six-site 5G network deployment.
Twitter reportedly set to accept Musk's $43B offer
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4/25/2022  |  Post a comment
Twitter is poised to agree to Elon Musk's $43 billion takeover offer, according to a number of reports. But the deal will inevitably face US government scrutiny.
How one US cable exec is helping Ukraine, and how you can too
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4/25/2022  |  Post a comment
Derek Elder is collaborating with an informal network of business leaders, working at the behest of government officials, to keep Ukraine's networks and computer systems up and running.
California's net neutrality laws pass another legal hurdle
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4/22/2022  |  Post a comment
Now the telecom industry must decide if it wants to take the issue to the US Supreme Court.
Is Verizon's big 5G gamble falling apart?
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4/22/2022  |  Post a comment
In a quarter containing Verizon's big C-band 5G network launch, the operator lost 36,000 postpaid phone customers. 'There isn't all that much to be bearish about,' wrote one analyst firm.
AT&T's CEO warns what inflation means for telecom
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4/21/2022  |  Post a comment
'We are seeing inflationary pressures,' said AT&T CEO John Stankey. He suggested that AT&T may pass on those pressures to its customers through price increases. 'We know how to do that, and we can do that.'
US cell tower climbers move to unionize
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4/21/2022  |  Post a comment
'The entire communications industry and its customers depend on tower climbers, and we deserve more than what we have been receiving for many years,' said Erik Messenger, a QualTek employee.
C Spire keeps it simple with 5G
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4/20/2022  |  Post a comment
The company's new 'Welcome to C Spire Country' branding campaign focuses on 5G and fiber offerings across parts of Mississippi, Alabama and elsewhere.
Amid cable's onslaught, T-Mobile makes 5G cheaper
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4/20/2022  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile's new "Base Essentials" plan will cost $45 per month for one line of service. Both Charter and Comcast offer unlimited 5G data plans for one line of service starting at $45 per month.
In expanding FWA, Inland Cellular remains unafraid to try new things
News Analysis  | 
4/19/2022  |  Post a comment
Inland Cellular rose to prominence with one of the only open RAN deployments in the US. Now the company is moving forward with a test of Meta's Terragraph technology in the 60GHz band.
OpenRF pledges compatible devices this year
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4/19/2022  |  Post a comment
Devices running on initial OpenRF association specifications should hit the market later this year.
T-Mobile getting revenge on hackers
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4/18/2022  |  Post a comment
A recent DoJ indictment appears to take aim at a hacker who was selling T-Mobile data for around $270,000. And it appears that T-Mobile paid that price to halt the spread of that data, albeit unsuccessfully.
Nokia gets ready for a lunar private wireless network deployment
News Analysis  | 
4/18/2022  |  Post a comment
Nokia's private wireless networking deployment examples to date range from trains in India to container cranes in Indonesia. Up next: Ice-mining robots on the moon.
The 5G standard is getting an upgrade
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2022  |  Post a comment
The 3GPP is putting the finishing touches on its 'Release 17' package of specifications. Meanwhile, the O-RAN Alliance is touting its new 'Release 002' batch of specs.
As 5G shifts to the cloud, open source software projects are in upheaval
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2022  |  Post a comment
'I think it's only a matter of time before our [networking] elements start moving into the public cloud,' said Rick Brooks, CTO of Cellcom, which offers service throughout Wisconsin and upper Michigan.
Price increases, supply chain problems weigh on US equipment vendors
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4/14/2022  |  Post a comment
Airspan and Cambium Networks are among those warning of supply chain troubles. Partly as a result, Airspan said it's raising equipment prices by an average of 7-10%.
T-Mobile sues Florida school district over 5G
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4/14/2022  |  Post a comment
WCO Spectrum offered to buy two 2.5GHz spectrum licenses from the school board of St. Lucie County, Florida, for $7.6 million. But T-Mobile is arguing that the school board cannot sell the licenses.
Small US carriers march toward 5G
News Analysis  | 
4/12/2022  |  Post a comment
'We've yet to see the arrival of that final killer application for 5G,' said Grant Spellmeyer of UScellular, which counts around 5 million customers across 21 states. 'We continue to believe it's coming.'
Adderton's Mobile X edges closer to launch
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4/12/2022  |  Post a comment
'We won't be commercial until we are 100% sure the Mobile X platform works, so expect us to take a few months of real users on platform for full commercial launch,' said Mobile X founder Peter Adderton.
FWA market to grow by 2.3M customers in 2022 – analysts
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4/11/2022  |  Post a comment
Broadly, the Cowen analysts predict Verizon, T-Mobile, Starry and other FWA providers will collectively add almost 2.3 million new customers during the course of 2022.
Network sharing deal between AT&T, Dish is unlikely, but possible – analysts
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4/11/2022  |  Post a comment
'In terms of good, old-fashioned network sharing between Dish and AT&T ... that still seems unlikely," wrote analyst John Byrne, of research and consulting firm GlobalData.
Google Fi MVNO lowers prices after new T-Mobile deal
News Analysis  | 
4/8/2022  |  Post a comment
Google is now now charging $50 per month for one line of unlimited service, rather than its previous $60. And the company's Unlimited Plus plan dropped to $65 for one line of service, down from a previous $70.
Baltimore investigators discover hundreds of slipshod small cell installations
News Analysis  | 
4/8/2022  |  Post a comment
'It was determined there are multiple small cell tower site restorations involving concrete or asphalt work ... that do not adhere to city code requirements,' according to a report.
Nokia, Ericsson, Samsung race to support Andromeda spectrum
News Analysis  | 
4/8/2022  |  Post a comment
Nokia is currently developing radios that can support Andromeda spectrum alongside C-band spectrum and will offer those products in 2023. But for Ericsson, early 2024 is more likely.
Battle over Freedom Mobile in Canada heats up
News Analysis  | 
4/7/2022  |  Post a comment
Investor Anthony Lacavera founded Canada's Wind Mobile and sold it to Shaw Communications in 2016. Now he's angling to buy the business back.
Supply concerns ease as T-Mobile adds Arcadyan to FWA lineup
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4/7/2022  |  Post a comment
'We've increased the number of 5G gateways we offer customers,' T-Mobile told Light Reading. 'Adding additional gateways to our portfolio helps us ensure that we can maintain the inventory needed.'
5G good times should continue through Q1 – analysts
News Analysis  | 
4/6/2022  |  Post a comment
'We expect a solid start to 2022 for the Big 3 wireless operators [AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile] with an estimated +960,000 postpaid phone adds for the quarter,' Morgan Stanley analysts told investors.
What to expect from the O-RAN Alliance in 2022
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4/6/2022  |  Post a comment
'This is becoming an actual standard that the industry is working toward, which I think is really important,' AT&T's Paul Smith said of the O-RAN Alliance's first batch of ETSI specifications.
AT&T, Northrop Grumman team for 5G 'digital battle network'
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4/5/2022  |  Post a comment
'By bringing our 5G services together with Northrop Grumman's powerful avionics and defense systems, we expect to create an ideal platform to deliver DoD's JADC2 vision,' said AT&T's Lance Spencer.
Do 5G providers need to own a fiber network too?
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4/5/2022  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile and Dish Network argue that fiber backhaul is a commodity. But AT&T and Verizon say fiber ownership is critical to their 5G future. Which side is right?
Google nabs former Verizon exec for edge computing
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4/4/2022  |  Post a comment
Sanyogita Shamsunder was previously a top networking executive at Verizon. Now she's 'Head of Global Network Edge' for cloud computing giant Google.
How Russia's invasion of Ukraine could affect 5G in the US
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4/4/2022  |  Post a comment
SES is one of the companies working to free up C-band spectrum in the US for 5G operations. But one of its planned satellite launches has been impacted by the war in Ukraine.
Lynk, SpaceMobile race for approvals, satellite launches
News Analysis  | 
4/1/2022  |  Post a comment
Lynk celebrated the successful launch of its sixth satellite on Friday. Separately, AST SpaceMobile crowed of its recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Orange.
T-Mobile promises more 'uncarrier' announcements
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4/1/2022  |  Post a comment
CEO Mike Sievert has said the company will focus not only on new 'uncarrier' announcements, but also on past announcements that are 'still differentiating.'
Russia's invasion of Ukraine clouds ITU leadership vote
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4/1/2022  |  Post a comment
'My immediate priority within the ITU context would be the election of Doreen Bogdan-Martin as secretary general of the ITU,' argued Alan Davidson of the NTIA.
CommScope ditches SAS business in 3.5GHz CBRS band
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3/31/2022  |  Post a comment
'CommScope will discontinue providing its cloud-based SAS service portfolio. The company has notified customers and will support their transition to other SAS service providers,' the company confirmed.
3G in the US continues to limp into the sunset
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2022  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile said its 3G CDMA network shutdown will be completed 'no later than May 31.' That's a full five months after the January 1, 2022, shutdown date the company began circulating near the end of 2020.
Helium raises $200M for 'decentralized' wireless future
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2022  |  Post a comment
Tiger Global, Andreessen Horowitz, Seven Seven Six, Goodyear Ventures, Google Ventures, Liberty Global and Deutsche Telekom's strategic investment fund are among the company's investors.
WeLink expands leadership team, plots growth
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2022  |  Post a comment
John Paul Farmer is one of a handful of new executives at fixed wireless startup WeLink, which hopes to expand its services to more cities using government funding.
FCC calls on Dish about open RAN
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2022  |  Post a comment
'While legacy carriers built closed end-to-end networks, Dish chose O-RAN because, among other reasons, it offers lower capital and operating costs, and is more resilient,' Dish told the FCC.
Gogo, SmartSky take their 5G battle to the skies
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3/18/2022  |  Post a comment
Both companies are racing to build 5G-style networks on the ground in order to beam speedy Internet connections to business aircraft overhead.
Microsoft inches closer to fixed-mobile convergence
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2022  |  Post a comment
'You'll have one device to rule them all and won't have to carry around two mobile phones for business and personal use while still having a distinct separation between work and personal calls,' an exec boasted.
T-Mobile: Standalone 5G is helping us win enterprise share
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3/17/2022  |  Post a comment
'We're the only ones with a 5G standalone core and you really need a 5G standalone core to enable a lot of these use cases that you're hearing about,' T-Mobile CFO Peter Osvaldik said this week.
After spending $117B, US carriers ask for even more 5G spectrum
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3/16/2022  |  Post a comment
The CTIA, the US wireless industry's trade association, urged legislators to release spectrum for 5G including 3.1GHz-3.45GHz, 7.125GHz-8.4 GHz, 1.3GHz-1.35GHz, 1.124GHz-1.164GHz and other bands.
T-Mobile buys some – but not all – of its 2.5GHz spectrum licenses
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3/16/2022  |  Post a comment
New FCC rules create the tantalizing possibility for other companies to purchase a license that T-Mobile is leasing for 5G. As noted by AllNet, at least one company has done just that: SoniqWave.
UScellular CTO updates on midband, standalone 5G
CxO Spotlight  | 
3/15/2022  |  Post a comment
'Most of the applications on devices really can be served by 30, 50, 60 Mbit/s, no problem,' UScellular's Mike Irizarry said, noting that those are the speeds supported today by UScellular's 4G LTE network.
AWS opens the curtain on its 5G strategy for Dish
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2022  |  Post a comment
'By utilizing the AWS Cloud, Dish was able to architect, design, build and deliver a complete cloud-native 5G network with full operations and network deployment automation,' AWS engineers wrote.
AT&T hints at its 'Act 2'
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3/14/2022  |  Post a comment
'The AT&T story will be written in two acts. Today we'll focus on the first act, and that is taking our current asset base and delivering competitive returns," CEO John Stankey said.
The 5G takeaways from AT&T's investor day
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3/11/2022  |  Post a comment
Among those takeaways: AT&T's midband 5G buildout trails those of Verizon and T-Mobile. AT&T did not mention millimeter wave 5G. And AT&T remains uninterested in fixed wireless.
Complaints begin after AT&T's 3G shutdown
News Analysis  | 
3/11/2022  |  Post a comment
'Wave7 Research believes that the 2/22 AT&T 3G shutdown has caused more trouble than press coverage would indicate, with significant issues for some AT&T MVNOs in particular,' wrote Wave7 analysts in a recent report.
Preparing for the splinternet
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3/10/2022  |  Post a comment
Cogent and Lumen moved to cut Russia off from the Internet. But some analysts warn such actions could 'cause other countries to consider ways to either control those companies or utilize other companies.'
Geopolitics invades the 5G race to space
News Analysis  | 
3/9/2022  |  Post a comment
A number of satellite companies are touting US-based suppliers and vendors, which is noteworthy considering Russia recently said it would stop supplying rockets to the US.
T-Mobile moves to renegotiate MVNO deals
News Analysis  | 
3/9/2022  |  Post a comment
The company is working on new MVNO deals with Boost Mobile owner Dish Network; Google, which offers mobile services through Google Fi; and cable company Altice, which operates Optimum Mobile.
Nokia, CommScope, Cisco, others raise equipment prices
News Analysis  | 
3/9/2022  |  Post a comment
'Following twenty years of average macro basestation price declines in the 5% to 10% range, we are now modeling RAN prices to increase,' warned Stefan Pongratz of Dell'Oro Group.
Apple ditches mmWave 5G with newest iPhone
News Analysis  | 
3/8/2022  |  Post a comment
Less than two years ago, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg touted the benefits of mmWave 5G during the unveiling of Apple's iPhone 12. But the newest iPhone doesn't support mmWave at all.


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