Dish could pay $6B for T-Mobile/Sprint assets – report

June 19, 2019

By Bevin Fletcher Dish could announce a $6 billion deal as early as this week for wireless prepaid and spectrum assets from T-Mobile and Sprint, according to Bloomberg.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/operators/dish-could-pay-6-billion-for-t-mobile-sprint-assets-report?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Apple eyes production options amid U.S.-China trade war

June 19, 2019

By Kendra Chamberlain Apple is exploring options to diversify production after deeming its reliance on China as risky.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/devices/us-trade-war-china-throws-kink-apple-s-production?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Alaska’s GCI builds a 5G network with help from Ericsson

June 18, 2019

By Linda Hardesty Starting this summer, the partners will deploy Ericsson’s 3GPP standards-based 5G New Radio hardware and software to 82 macro cell sites across Anchorage

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/alaska-s-gci-builds-a-5g-network-help-from-ericsson?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

FCC’s Pai plans to tee up 2.5 GHz auction for 5G

June 18, 2019

By Bevin Fletcher FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday unveiled plans to open up access to unused 2.5 GHz spectrum for 5G via an auction.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/regulatory/fcc-s-pai-plans-to-tee-up-2-5-ghz-auction-for-5g?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

SK Telecom to work with Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung on 5G/6G R&D

June 18, 2019

By Kendra Chamberlain The operator will collaborate with the equipment vendors to draft technical requirements and new business models for 6G.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/sk-telecom-taps-ericsson-nokia-and-samsung-5g-6g-r-d?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Verizon CEO urges FCC to release C-band spectrum

June 18, 2019

By Kendra Chamberlain The FCC has been mulling its options for the spectrum, and is still considering the CBA proposal for a private sale.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/verizon-ceo-urges-fcc-for-mid-band-spectrum-auction?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Walmart lets postpaid wireless customers upgrade online

June 18, 2019

By Kendra Chamberlain Walmart is also expanding on-site wireless experts to 600 additional stores.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/walmart-rolls-out-online-upgrades-for-postpaid-wireless-customers?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Marek’s Take: Boost Mobile’s strange rise from niche MVNO to billion-dollar asset

June 17, 2019

By Sue Marek When it launched 18 years ago Boost operated on Nextel’s iDEN network and was targeted at urban youth.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/marek-s-take-boost-mobile-s-strange-rise-from-niche-mvno-to-billion-dollar-asset?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Ericsson rolls out standalone 5G NR software

June 17, 2019

By Kendra Chamberlain The standalone 5G NR software can be deployed on existing Ericsson radio system hardware.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/ericsson-rolls-out-standalone-5g-nr-software?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Dish may be a deciding factor in the Sprint, T-Mobile decision

June 17, 2019

By Kendra Chamberlain Dish could emerge as the fourth carrier the DOJ wants before approving the $26.5 billion merger.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/regulatory/dish-may-be-a-deciding-factor-sprint-t-mobile-decision?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

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