Dish allocates up to $1B for wireless network buildout through 2020

February 21, 2018

By Mike Dano Dish Network said it will spend between $500 million and $1 billion through 2020 building out the “first phase” of its wireless network. The company said it would deploy an NB-IoT network initially and would potentially build out a 5G network later as standards for that network are made available.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/dish-allocates-up-to-1b-for-wireless-network-buildout-through-2020?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

SRG’s tests of Verizon’s 28 GHz Houston network show resilience, but gigabit data speeds may be challenging in near term

February 21, 2018

By Monica Alleven Analysts with Signals Research Group (SRG) who studied Verizon’s 28 GHz system in Houston say they came away with a great appreciation of the promises of millimeter wave spectrum—it’s not a panacea for all the world’s fixed and mobile broadband needs, but they walked away pretty stoked about the prospects for 5G millimeter wave systems.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/srg-s-tests-verizon-s-28-ghz-houston-network-show-resilience-but-gigabit-data-speeds-may?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Verizon takes the lead in Apple Watch sales in Q4

February 21, 2018

By Mike Dano Wireless carriers are becoming an increasingly important sales channel for Apple’s new smartwatch. And according to at least one research firm, Verizon is leading the charge in selling Apple Watches.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/verizon-takes-lead-apple-watch-sales-q4?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Wish: The new app that’s giving wireless network operators something to worry about

February 21, 2018

By Mike Dano Shopping app Wish today offers more than 300 million items for “thrifty” shoppers. And it’s also offering some concerns for the nation’s wireless network operators.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/wish-new-app-s-giving-wireless-network-operators-something-to-worry-about?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Industry Voices—Lowenstein’s View: The number portability database migrates in April: Is the industry ready?

February 21, 2018

By Mark Lowenstein With all the pre-MWC talk about 5G and IoT, I’m going to raise a topic that few of us have probably thought about in years: number portability. You might be yawning already. But it’s worth reading on.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/industry-voices-lowenstein-s-view-number-portability-database-migrates-april-industry?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

AT&T to offer 5G in parts of Atlanta, Dallas and Waco by end of 2018

February 20, 2018

By Monica Alleven AT&T plans to offer mobile 5G services in a dozen cities this year, and it just announced three of them: Atlanta, Dallas and Waco, Texas.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/at-t-to-offer-5g-parts-atlanta-dallas-and-waco-by-end-2018?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Cars surpass phones as carriers’ growth driver in 2017: Chetan Sharma Consulting

February 20, 2018

By Mike Dano According to research firm Chetan Sharm Consulting, 2017 was a landmark year for the wireless industry because, for the first time, operators added more cars than phones during the period. And connected cars likely will continue to be an important market, as the firm reported that smartphone penetration in the United States now stands at 93%, thus leaving little room for major growth.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/iot/cars-surpass-phones-as-carriers-growth-driver-2017-chetan-sharma-consulting?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

AT&T embraces edge for 5G, launches test zone, new open source project

February 20, 2018

By Monica Alleven In case there was any doubt, AT&T is making it known that edge computing is key to its 5G strategy. Toward that end, it has launched its first test zone for edge applications at its AT&T Foundry innovation center in Palo Alto, California.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/at-t-embraces-edge-for-5g-launches-test-zone-new-open-source-project?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Sprint renews free year of service promotion through April

February 20, 2018

By Mike Dano Sprint will continue to offer a free year of unlimited service to customers who switch to the carrier and bring their own phone. The offer was set to expire last month, but Sprint has extended the offer through April.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-renews-free-year-service-promotion-through-april?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Google presses for FCC to update IBFS database, free up lower C-band for other uses

February 19, 2018

By Monica Alleven Google is not letting the FCC off the hook when it comes to cleaning up the database that is supposed to reflect where ground-based satellite earth stations are located.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/google-presses-for-fcc-to-update-ibfs-database-free-up-lower-c-band-for-other-uses?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

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