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What Would Amazon Want With Assets From the 'New' T-Mobile?
DanoVision  | 
5/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Amazon is reportedly interested in purchasing the assets that might be divested from the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. But what exactly does the Internet giant want to do with those assets?
Nokia CTO: Private Wireless Could Be 2x Bigger Than Commercial Wireless
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5/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Nokia's CTO said that there are currently around 7 million total base stations in operation by the world's commercial wireless network operators – and that the market for private wireless networks could be twice that big.
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Another 5G Provider? Gogo Takes a Seat at the Cool Kids' Table
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2019  |  5 comments
Gogo, which sells Internet services to airplanes, plans to upgrade its ageing 3G network with a 5G network that the company said will raise speeds by a factor of 10.
C Spire Suddenly Endorses Sprint/T-Mobile Deal, but Altice Still Opposes It
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5/29/2019  |  Post a comment
The proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile took another unexpected series of turns when cable company Altice USA said it would not support the merger, while regional telecom company C Spire said it would.
NXP, Qualcomm, MediaTek Jostle for Position in Wireless Chips
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5/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Silicon companies, including NXP, Qualcomm and MediaTek, are all working to shore up their position in wireless technologies.
Charter Tests Massive Private LTE Network in 3.5GHz CBRS Spectrum
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5/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Although Charter has long discussed its interest in wireless technologies and the CBRS band specifically, its new 3.5GHz test potentially indicates the company's interest in building private LTE networks for enterprises.
In Nationwide 5G, It Will Be AT&T's 700MHz vs. T-Mobile's 600MHz
DanoVision  | 
5/28/2019  |  2 comments
AT&T has promised to offer 5G nationwide by 2020, but how exactly the operator might do that has remained a mystery. One industry analyst has a solid theory: AT&T will use 700MHz to take 5G nationwide.
In South Korea, 5G Set to Eclipse 4G's Growth Rate
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5/28/2019  |  1 comment
5G appears to be gaining steam in South Korea, with data usage around three times that of LTE and providers nearing the 1 million customer mark. It's unclear though if other countries will be able to replicate that pace.
Technicians to Actually Install 5G in Short Supply
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5/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Yes, there's plenty of action around 5G, but there might be a shortage of technicians who can physically install the technology. Players across the industry are now working on solutions to that problem.
Verizon's Palmer: 5G Pricing & Coverage Will Continue to Evolve
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon initially launched mobile 5G with relatively spotty coverage and a $10-per-month charge. But that's not necessarily where 5G is heading, according to Verizon's Nicki Palmer.
Here Are the Most Congested Wireless Networks in the US
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2019  |  1 comment
Cities in California, Texas and Florida host some of the nation's most congested wireless networks, according to new data from Tutela.
A Big 5G Investment Cycle? Don't Hold Your Breath
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2019  |  2 comments
Operators are spending money on 5G, but not like they did for 4G or 3G. That might change if some fancy new 5G service goes viral, but in the meantime some in the industry are urging caution and patience.
Sprint's Campbell: 5G Is Getting Real – Now What?
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint's mobile 5G launch could happen in the next few days. But the real question is what the industry will do with 5G once it launches.
Sprint MVNO Altice May Continue to Oppose T-Mobile Merger
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5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Cable company Altice – a Sprint MVNO – has been a staunch opponent of the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. And the company may continue to oppose the merger despite new conditions that specifically favor Altice and its MVNO deal with Sprint.
Who Will Buy Sprint's Boost? And Will It Even Matter?
DanoVision  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile took a big step forward with support from the chairman of the FCC, but plenty of questions remain, including whether a Boost divestiture would create competition in the US market and whether anyone would buy it.
Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Gets FCC Chairman's Approval, Albeit With Conditions
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5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
The chairman of the FCC said he will support the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile if they meet certain network-buildout targets and sell Sprint's Boost prepaid business. The odds that the merger will be approved are now much better than before.
Here's How One Tiny Wireless Carrier Is Prepping for 5G
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5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Carolina West Wireless counts 300 towers and roughly 90,000 customers, and is still using a circuit-switched core network. But that's not stopping the operator from preparing for 5G.
Android App Developers Get '5G Mode'
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5/17/2019  |  2 comments
A new API from Qualcomm promises to give Android Q app developers information about how fast users' 5G phones will go. But don't expect a 5G 'killer app' anytime soon.
In Chasing AT&T, Verizon & T-Mobile Diverge in 5G Video Strategies
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
As AT&T digests DirecTV and Time Warner, Verizon and T-Mobile are working on refining their video strategies ahead of broad 5G rollouts.
US Wireless Operators Have (Mostly) Stopped Selling Customer Location Data
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
US operators have been selling customer location information to third parties, including location aggregators. However, that's mostly over, according to new carrier correspondence with the FCC.
Verizon Ramps Up 5G Advertising Alongside Galaxy S10 5G Launch
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon launched the nation's first device with integrated 5G capability, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, and the company's CEO highlighted the operator's open approach to 5G partnerships.
5G Scores a US Win & an EU Loss in Connected Cars
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Should cars talk to each other using WiFi or 5G? That's a question that appears to have caused a rift between Europe and the US – and one that could potentially redefine the world's transportation industry.
Ericsson Boasts of Progress in CDN-to-Edge Pivot
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's Edge Gravity essentially represents a pivot by the company from selling CDN services to selling edge computing services. And though the process hasn't been completely smooth, Ericsson is boasting of progress.
Verizon Exec Taps the Brakes on 5G for Driverless Cars
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
5G-powered drones and AR/VR services? Sure. But Verizon's Adam Koeppe said that driverless cars running on 5G isn't something that's going to happen anytime soon.
AT&T Taking Broadband Nationwide in 3-5 Years via Fiber & 5G
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5/14/2019  |  2 comments
AT&T's CEO said the operator will be able to offer a 'true, high-speed Internet network throughout the United States' in the next three to five years via fiber and 5G.
Here Are All the 5G Networks & Devices Around the World – Today
News Analysis  | 
5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
As the 5G market gains momentum, new figures from the GSA and Ookla help highlight exactly where the global industry sits in terms of network rollouts and devices launched.
Inside the 5G Small Cell Opportunity: Big & Messy
News Analysis  | 
5/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Everyone agrees that the small cell opportunity in a 5G world is big. However, what's unclear is how the market will play out, and whether it will be profitable for those involved.
5G Was Rushed to Market – It Shows
DanoVision  | 
5/9/2019  |  1 comment
The global wireless industry rushed a barebones version of the 5G standard out the door so it could get to market more quickly. Today's 5G certainly reflects that haste.
Data Center Firms, Mobile Operators Pour Cold Water on Edge Computing
News Analysis  | 
5/9/2019  |  7 comments
Edge computing, particularly in the 5G world, faces a series of serious obstacles, according to several in the mobile network and data center industries.
Customers Flee Ahead of Sprint's Imminent 5G Launch
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint said it will launch mobile 5G service in four major US cities in the next few weeks, but, in the meantime, tens of thousands of customers are discontinuing their Sprint service.
CenturyLink's Bozich on the Small Cell Opportunity
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/8/2019  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink is one of the biggest wireline network operators in the country, but the company is also eyeing the wireless business, including through a small cell buildout operation.
Here Are Verizon's 5 Most Congested Markets
News Analysis  | 
5/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Here are the cities where Verizon's network speeds are showing the biggest slowdown during peak usage times.
Your 5G Icon Is Virtually Meaningless
DanoVision  | 
5/6/2019  |  Post a comment
The GSMA recently recommended that phones show a 5G icon even when they can't find 5G NR coverage. Thus, it's clear that the relative simplicity of today's mostly ubiquitous '4G LTE' status icon is not going to carry over into the 5G future.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service
News Analysis  | 
5/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Amdocs, CommScope, Parallel Wireless, Quantenna Communications, Sprint and Verizon and Ericsson are this year's finalists.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative 5G Strategy
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2019  |  Post a comment
A10 Networks, Allot, Amdocs, Casa Systems, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Lumina Networks, Ooredoo Qatar, Parallel Wireless and SK Telecom are the Light Reading finalists for the annual Leading Lights award for Most Innovative 5G Strategy.
Mediacom Joins Cable's Wireless Rush via CBRS Tests With Samsung
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Mediacom – the nation's fifth-largest cable company – has joined its cable peers in testing wireless operations in the 3.5GHz CBRS band. What the company might do with the spectrum remains an open question though.
T-Mobile Hopes Prepaid Restructuring Will Rekindle Growth
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5/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Speaking on a conference call with the company's prepaid dealers that was obtained by Light Reading, the chief executive of Metro by T-Mobile said he's leaving the business voluntarily, and that the move could help the operation's finances.
Qualcomm Eager for a 5G Christmas This Year
News Analysis  | 
5/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Even a forecast of a summer smartphone slump can't dampen investors' enthusiasm for Qualcomm, which is on track to receive at least $4.5 billion from Apple as it rides into a 'material' 5G opportunity next year.
As Launches Near, CBRS Industry Preps for Fixed Wireless, Private LTE
News Analysis  | 
5/1/2019  |  Post a comment
The NTIA has wrapped SAS testing in the CBRS band, one of the final steps in releasing the spectrum for commercial use. Midco and Landmark Dividend are among those planning to use the spectrum for services like fixed wireless and private LTE.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative 5G Technology
News Analysis  | 
5/1/2019  |  Post a comment
If 2019 is the year of 5G, Movandi, Pivotal Commware, Samsung Electronics, SK Telecom and Sprint are some of the companies to watch.


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