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Get ready for a big speed boost to 5G

Will 5G go up to 10 Gbit/s? The application of networking technologies, including carrier aggregation across wide stretches of spectrum, could get us there... at some point.

Disruptive router vendor DriveNets shifts up a gear

Preps live demo of the distributed disaggregated chassis system favoured by AT&T and teams up with systems integrator KPGCo as operators consider their next-gen routing options.

The best wireless provider in the US could come from... Mexico?

TracFone, the largest MVNO in the US, recently hinted at a service called SmartSIM. If TracFone does indeed launch such an offering, what would it look like?

Powering 5G cell sites may rack up big costs for operators

It takes nearly double the amount of energy to power a 5G cell site using a massive MIMO antenna than it does a 4G cell site.

AT&T's FirstNet buildout nears completion, albeit with some hiccups

AT&T said it's roughly 75% finished with its FirstNet network buildout, ahead of schedule. But some of the company's vendors and partners aren't exactly lined up with that progress.

A year later, Rakuten's mobile optimism remains undimmed

Rakuten missed its 4G mobile network launch date last year, but company officials this week reiterated the Japanese company will soon turn on 'the world's first end-to-end fully virtualized cloud-native network.'

Mirantis co-founder targets 5G 'oligopoly' with private networks startup FreedomFi

Mirantis Co-Founder and CMO Boris Renski announced he will leave his job to push his new startup FreedomFi, which is targeting private wireless LTE networks in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band.

U.S. Cellular to boost capex for 5G, adds Samsung as supplier

U.S. Cellular said it could spend roughly $1 billion on capital expenses in 2020, a dramatic increase from 2019. Samsung could get some of that cash.

T-Mobile's DSS warnings all hot air, claim AT&T and Verizon

T-Mobile says a key piece of 5G tech – Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) – isn't ready for prime time. AT&T and Verizon disagree.

Bruce McClelland resurfaces as CEO of Ribbon Communications

Former Arris and CommScope exec comes aboard following recent departure of former Ribbon CEO Fritz Hobbs and Ribbon's merger with ECI.

Cable op Midco hints at interest in CBRS spectrum auction

Cable company Midco is testing fixed wireless LTE technology in the CBRS spectrum band in North Dakota and Minnesota, an effort that's partly to prepare for possible spectrum purchases, the company said.

Test vendors unveil 5G tools for telcos

With 5G deployments now well underway in dozens of markets, Viavi and Rohde & Schwarz have some new 5G test tools for operator field technicians.

Verizon: We have more unused network capacity today than five years ago

Thanks to new LTE technologies, small cells and other efforts, Verizon says it has managed to increase the amount of excess capacity on its network.

MWC2020: AT&T, Cisco, Facebook and Sprint are latest to cancel

Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.

Inseego working on CommScope partnership for private LTE networks

Inseego is working to partner with CommScope on 3.5GHz equipment for sale to enterprises. The situation yet again highlights interest in the market for private wireless LTE networks.

Ericsson pushes private wireless networking product toward AT&T

Ericsson's 'Industry Connect' product is targeted at the private wireless networking space, and the infrastructure giant appears keen to rope AT&T into the effort.

Sluggish lowband 5G from AT&T, T-Mobile raises the question: Why bother?

Signals Research Group conducted extensive tests of the lowband 5G from AT&T and T-Mobile finding that 'LTE network performance was at least as good as if not better than 5G NR.'

Local Officials Take on the Feds in Battle Over 5G Small Cells

Dozens of cities and city representatives are challenging FCC regulations intended to speed up the rollout of small cells for 5G. They argue such rules are unfair to taxpayers.

Meet My Small Cell

Small cells are rolling out in neighborhoods all over the US. I decided to go find mine.

Life on the Edge: AT&T Customers Explore Use Cases for Edge Computing

A top AT&T exec dives into exactly how the operator is selling edge computing to enterprises, and what it means by premises-based and network edge compute.

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