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Verizon Gets Serious About Edge Computing
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1/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon's edge computing tests could signal that the nation's largest wireless network operator is serious about the possibilities around edge computing, and could well invest money into a commercial deployment of the technology.
Ericsson Lays Out Its IoT Vision
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1/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Ericsson is the first to admit it's on the first rung of the IoT ladder – but the only way is up.
T-Mobile/Sprint Throw More Grease on Merger Wheels With New Call Center Promises
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1/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Likely in an attempt to garner more support for their proposed transaction, Sprint and T-Mobile announced that, if they are allowed to merge, the combined company will build five new call centers each creating 'an average of 1,000 new jobs.'
Samsung's Top US Executive Is Leaving
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1/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Tim Baxter announced on social media he is retiring from the company and will be replaced by Young Hoon Eom.
This Hospital Is Installing 5G for One Big Reason: Getting Rid of Wires
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1/29/2019  |  Post a comment
While image processing, real-time patient monitoring and remote surgery are marquee 5G applications, Rush University Medical Center's needs are more basic.
Verizon Quietly Builds a Completely Cloud-Based Wireless Service
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1/29/2019  |  3 comments
There's a customer-facing story to Verizon's Visible efforts. But on the backend, the story is perhaps even more interesting.
AT&T's Ad Spending Surges Amid 5G Marketing Efforts
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1/28/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T has dramatically increased spending on TV advertising in recent weeks, in part to highlight its new '5G E' services, shelling out some $73 million on its 'Just OK Is Not Ok' campaign of late.
The Curious Case of Reddit's Bandwidth Hog
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1/28/2019  |  1 comment
A few days ago I received some very interesting data: Reddit's Android app was consuming a crazy amount of cellular data each month. After a bit of research and legwork, I think I figured out what is going on.
C Spire Adds Another 5G Service to Its Toolbox
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1/24/2019  |  Post a comment
C Spire is offering another fixed wireless internet technology, this time using 28GHz spectrum and Phazr equipment. But it doesn't adhere to the 3GPP 5G NR standard.
All Major Tower Companies Are Sniffing Around Edge Computing
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1/24/2019  |  8 comments
The noise around edge computing appears to have built to a crescendo as virtually all of the nation's major cell tower companies are in various stages of testing out the technology.
AT&T's Cloud Outlook Evolves Amid 5G Buildout
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1/24/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's new mobile 5G network 'is our first deployment where we can really say that 5G was born in the cloud,' explained AT&T's Alicia Abella.
Should Satellite Companies Be in Charge of Selling Their 5G Spectrum?
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1/23/2019  |  2 comments
Satellite is sitting on a treasure trove of prime, mid-band spectrum that could be used for 5G, but it's stirring a big debate. What is the best way to move that spectrum from satellite providers to actual 5G users?
Verizon, Using AT&T's 5G Definition, Stakes a Bold Coverage Claim
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1/23/2019  |  1 comment
Verizon said it has 5G, as defined by some, in 1,500 markets. But what are they really measuring? Also, what is a market, anyway?
Forget 28GHz, the 24GHz Auction Is the One to Watch
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1/22/2019  |  1 comment
If 5G is the biggest thing since sliced bread, why is the nation's first 5G spectrum auction drawing so little interest among bidders?
T-Mobile Grabs Ericsson Exec to Lead 5G Strategy
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1/18/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile took a page out of Verizon's playbook by hiring a former Ericsson executive to lead its 5G networking efforts.
CBRS Players Begin to Fret Over Government Shutdown
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1/17/2019  |  Post a comment
The government shutdown is already the longest on record, and there's no end in sight. And that situation is starting to make some players in the wireless industry – particularly those in the 3.5GHz CBRS space – a little nervous.
Verizon Offers Anti-Union Script to Managers, Leaked Documents Show
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1/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon offers its managers a playbook on how to prevent employees from unionizing, according to a new report.
Darkness Gathers Over T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
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1/16/2019  |  Post a comment
After months of mostly positive signs surrounding the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, problems are emerging.
With New Advisors, Loon Tries to Get Serious
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1/15/2019  |  2 comments
Craig McCaw, Ian Small and Marni Walden said they will act as advisers to Alphabet's Loon. Those kinds of high-profile executives could help Loon's balloons get off the ground.
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T-Mobile Quietly Confirms 5G Network in 30 Cities
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1/14/2019  |  4 comments
T-Mobile promised to roll out 5G nationwide on its 600MHz spectrum by 2020, but it already has some 5G services in action. All it lacks are compatible smartphones.
5G4REAL: Dano's CES Round-Up
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/14/2019  |  1 comment
Light Reading's new 5G hire, Mike Dano, discusses the key 5G takeaways from CES and sets the scene for MWC 2019.
Sprint Gets Cozy With 5G Enterprise Testbeds
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Jan Geldmacher, president of Sprint Business, gets his customers ready for 5G applications with testbeds that help businesses put low-latency and high-bandwidth network applications to the test, giving them a leg up on IoT and other business deployments.
CES Is Only a 5G Scene-Setter for MWC
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
As far as 5G goes, the main event will be in Barcelona.
AT&T Expands Edge Computing Testing to Enterprise Use Cases
News Analysis  | 
1/10/2019  |  2 comments
The carrier sees its 5G network technology and edge computing designs as useful to power everything from autonomous driving to video monitoring in smart cities.
AT&T's New Nationwide, Mobile 5G Timeline
News Analysis  | 
1/10/2019  |  2 comments
The carrier said it would offer nationwide 5G services by 2020 and its spectrum choice reveals some critical details about its coverage plans and its ability to compete with T-Mobile.
AT&T's 5G Exec Outlines a New Round of Layoffs – Report
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
A decline in legacy services prompts more cuts at AT&T, though the carrier said it is hiring in growth areas of the company.
Verizon, AT&T Spar Over 5G Service Names, Marketing
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1/8/2019  |  1 comment
New ads call attention to the industry's longstanding practice of calling everything something that it's not, based on new tech specs that no one measures up to yet.


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