TIA, IoT Community gear up for smarter buildings in IoT, 5G era

January 17, 2019

By Monica Alleven The Telecommunications Industry Association recently announced an agreement with the Internet of Things Community to work on accelerating the digital transformation of the IoT and further the development of smart buildings—and they have a lot of good reasons to collaborate.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/tia-iot-community-gear-up-for-smarter-buildings-iot-5g-era?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

FCC’s 28 GHz auction continues but appears to be slowing

January 17, 2019

By Matt Kapko After a daylong suspension earlier this week due to weather, the FCC’s 28 GHz spectrum auction kicked back into gear more than two months after it began. Through 140 rounds of bidding, the total amount of provisionally winning bids has reached $697,875,670.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/fcc-s-28-ghz-auction-continues-but-appears-to-be-slowing?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Momentum for T-Mobile, Sprint merger slows amid new controversy

January 17, 2019

By Matt Kapko T-Mobile’s proposed $26 billion merger with Sprint is currently going nowhere due to the nation’s longest government shutdown. While the FCC’s review of the deal is suspended, other issues are coming up that could complicate what previously appeared to be a likely positive outcome for the companies.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/momentum-for-t-mobile-sprint-merger-slows-amid-new-controversy?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Huawei faces new criminal investigation, bill in Congress

January 17, 2019

By Matt Kapko The cloud of suspicion hanging over Huawei is getting larger and darker by the day. The Chinese tech company is now being investigated by federal prosecutors for allegedly stealing trade secrets from its U.S. partners, including T-Mobile, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/huawei-faces-new-criminal-investigation-bill-congress?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Sprint preps Atlanta for 5G with Massive MIMO deployment

January 16, 2019

By Monica Alleven Sprint’s “bridge to 5G”—a technology known as Massive MIMO—is going to be out in full force during the Super Bowl in Atlanta next month.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-preps-atlanta-for-5g-massive-mimo-deployment?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Industry Voices—Madden: Consumers will be disappointed with 5G speed

January 16, 2019

By Joe Madden Recently, I conducted a survey with my son’s 19-year-old friends. Most of the time, they were complaining about the speed of a computing platform, not the speed of their data—and none of their gripes will be solved by 5G.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/industry-voices-madden-consumers-will-be-disappointed-5g-speed?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Motorola Razr making a pricey comeback on Verizon Wireless

January 16, 2019

By Matt Kapko The Motorola Razr, arguably the it phone before Apple’s iPhone hit the market in 2007, is making a comeback 15 years after it was first released to much fanfare. The iconic flip phone, which originally cost $600, will be released in limited supply as an exclusive device on Verizon Wireless for $1,500 next month, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/motorola-razr-making-a-pricey-comeback-verizon-wireless?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Sprint launches rewards program strikingly similar to T-Mobile Tuesdays

January 16, 2019

By Matt Kapko Sprint is taking a page right out of T-Mobile’s playbook. The carrier, which is inching toward a merger with T-Mobile pending regulatory’ approval, launched a rewards program intended to increase loyalty among its customers.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-launches-rewards-program-strikingly-similar-to-t-mobile-tuesdays?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Verizon Wireless expands Apple Music partnership, now included with top unlimited plans

January 16, 2019

By Matt Kapko Verizon’s partnership with Apple Music is getting a boost. What began as a promotional offering for a six-month trial of Apple Music for all customers on unlimited plans has been expanded into a built-in feature for customers on the carrier’s most expensive unlimited plans.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/verizon-wireless-expands-apple-music-partnership-now-included-top-unlimited-plans?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Coming off a ‘fantastic’ 2018, Vertical Bridge bullish on 5G

January 15, 2019

By Monica Alleven Entering its fifth year of operations, Vertical Bridge Holdings this week announced it has grown its portfolio to 266,000 owned, master-leased and right-to-master sites.

Via:: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/coming-off-a-fantastic-2018-vertical-bridge-bullish-5g?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

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