Industry Voices—Schoolar says Huawei is now #1 and starting to talk more like a market leader

June 23, 2017

By Daryl Schoolar Gaining a competitive edge at times means pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable. Sports have provided many examples of this. Notre Dame and the forward pass. San Francisco 49ers and the west coast offense. Buffalo Bills and the hurry up offense. These football tactics were originally considered borderline cheating or a cheap way of gaming the system. Today they are considered standard football practices. To me Huawei took a similar path in the mobile infrastructure market.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/industry-voices-schoolar-huawei-now-1-and-starting-to-talk-more-like-a-market-leader

Sprint’s ‘free unlimited’ promo highlights growing importance of BYOD users

June 23, 2017

By Colin Gibbs Carriers are increasingly wooing users to activate their own devices on their networks, according to a new report from Wave7 Research. And no campaign illustrates that as vividly—or, perhaps, as successfully—as Sprint’s offer of a free year of unlimited data.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-s-free-unlimited-promo-highlights-growing-importance-byod-users

New ‘Sprint Forward’ prepaid plan offers unlimited at $60, or 4 GB for $40 per month

June 23, 2017

By Mike Dano Sprint confirmed to FierceWireless that it replaced its “Sprint Prepaid” brand with a new “Sprint Forward” prepaid brand that offers 4 GB of high-speed data for $40 per month or unlimited service for $60 per month.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/new-sprint-forward-prepaid-plan-offers-unlimited-at-60-or-4-gb-for-40-per-month

Trump pledges to help speed up small cell siting processes

June 22, 2017

By Monica Alleven President Donald Trump received a quick explanation of 5G from AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and heard Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure describe some of the hassles of small cell siting in a meeting with tech industry executives at the White House on Thursday.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/trump-pledges-to-help-speed-up-small-cell-siting-processes

T-Mobile’s 600 MHz fast track enabled by 3GPP-approved specs and work with broadcast industry

June 22, 2017

By Monica Alleven While T-Mobile announced last week that it will be testing the first sites using its 600 MHz spectrum this summer, the operator’s VP of radio network technology and strategy provided some insight into just how it’s able to move on the spectrum so fast.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/t-mobile-s-600-mhz-fast-track-enabled-by-3gpp-approved-specs-work-broadcast-industry

AT&T preparing to tackle the high end of the Mexican wireless market: Piecyk

June 22, 2017

By Colin Gibbs After spending billions to elbow its way into the wireless market in Mexico, AT&T is preparing to step up its game south of the border.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/at-t-preparing-to-tackle-high-end-mexican-wireless-market-piecyk

Mimosa, Cincinnati Bell among those pushing for new rules for 3.7-4.2 GHz band

June 22, 2017

By Monica Alleven More than 20 service providers, equipment vendors, trade associations and nonprofit public advocacy groups announced the formation of the new Broadband Access Coalition, which is calling on the FCC to authorize a new, licensed, point-to-multipoint (P2MP) fixed wireless service in the 3700-4200 MHz spectrum band.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/mimosa-cincinnati-bell-among-those-pushing-for-new-rules-for-3-7-4-2-ghz-band

AT&T: 5G likely to scale commercially by late 2019

June 22, 2017

By Colin Gibbs Commercial deployments of both fixed wireless and mobile 5G could occur by late next year, according to AT&T—roughly a year earlier than was predicted just a few months ago.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/at-t-5g-likely-to-scale-commercially-by-late-2019

Intel to deliver 5G platforms, drones and more at Olympics

June 21, 2017

By Monica Alleven 5G platforms, drones, artificial intelligence and virtual reality are some of the technologies that Intel will be showcasing at the Olympics, starting with the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 in South Korea in February 2018.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/intel-to-deliver-5g-platforms-drones-and-more-at-olympics

Sprint’s Virgin finally re-emerges with iPhone-only strategy

June 21, 2017

By Colin Gibbs Virgin Mobile finally announced its relaunch, revealing a partnership with Apple to sell nothing but iPhones.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-s-virgin-finally-reemerges-iphone-only-strategy

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