22% of Americans support Sprint/T-Mobile merger, 59% on the fence

May 25, 2018

By Mike Dano A new survey from market research and consulting firm HarrisX found that 22% of Americans support a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, while 59% said they needed more information to decide on the topic.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/22-americans-support-sprint-t-mobile-merger-59-fence?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Legislators, regulators call for investigations into carriers’ location security practices

May 25, 2018

By Mike Dano Legislator Frank Pallone Jr., a House Democrat from New Jersey, and FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel are two of the latest officials to call for an investigation into the leak of Americans’ location data. The issue could grow into a black eye for the nation’s wireless network operators, which have been supplying that location data to third parties like Securus and LocationSmart.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/legislators-regulators-call-for-investigations-into-carriers-location-security-practices?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Sprint’s new IoT strategy and network to take root in Q4

May 24, 2018

By Mike Dano Alongside its plan to launch a 5G network early next year, Sprint is also embarking on a new IoT strategy. That effort involves the launch of an LTE Cat M network and an “operating system” that customers can use to connect and manage devices from all kind of networks, from cellular to Wi-Fi to LoRa.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/iot/sprint-s-new-iot-strategy-and-network-to-take-root-q4?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

FCC’s O’Rielly: 5.9 GHz band is ‘a mess’

May 24, 2018

By Monica Alleven Asked to describe the state of the 5.9 GHz band, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly said if he were to pick one word, he’d say it’s messy.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/fcc-s-o-rielly-5-9-ghz-band-a-mess?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Apple gets OK to conduct RF tests at HQ

May 24, 2018

By Monica Alleven Apple has been granted FCC permission to conduct experimental RF tests at its Infinite Loop and Apple Park locations in Cupertino, California.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/apple-gets-ok-to-conduct-rf-tests-at-hq?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Industry Voices—Blaber: Separating hype from reality in smartphone AI

May 24, 2018

By Geoff Blaber The recent announcement of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 chipset once again puts the spotlight on artificial intelligence in smartphones (and more broadly in terms of AI at the network edge). There’s been a tremendous amount of noise on this subject in the last 12 months with Apple and others making announcements. What do these solutions consist of, and what are they trying to achieve?

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/industry-voices-blaber-separating-hype-from-reality-smartphone-ai?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger isn’t dampening carrier spending on networks

May 24, 2018

By Mike Dano CHARLOTTE, N.C.—If their marriage is approved, Sprint and T-Mobile eventually plan to merge their networks and decommission thousands of towers. But that transaction hasn’t closed yet—and in the meantime, Sprint, T-Mobile and the rest of the nation’s carriers are moving full-steam ahead with their 4G and 5G network build-outs.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-t-mobile-merger-isn-t-dampening-carrier-spending-networks?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

FCC chairman ready to put 3.7-4.2 GHz on July agenda

May 23, 2018

By Monica Alleven FCC Chairman Ajit Pai made a lot of terrestrial wireless industry stakeholders happy when he announced Wednesday that he’s ready to put a 3.7-4.2 GHz item on the FCC’s July open meeting agenda.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/fcc-chairman-ready-to-put-3-7-4-2-ghz-july-agenda?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Sprint CTO explains how carrier plans to win the 5G race

May 23, 2018

By Monica Alleven Sprint CTO John Saw used an appearance at an IEEE conference in Kansas City, Missouri, to thank some of the masterminds behind technologies like Massive MIMO, a technique the operator is deploying on the path to 5G.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-cto-explains-how-it-plans-to-win-5g-race?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Shaw completes 5G trials with Nokia, CableLabs, Rohde & Schwarz at 28, 3.5 GHz

May 23, 2018

By Monica Alleven Canada’s Shaw Communications says it successfully completed its first 5G technical trials in Calgary, Alberta, using expertise from Nokia, CableLabs and Rohde & Schwarz and leveraging the 28 GHz and 3.5 GHz spectrum.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/shaw-completes-5g-trials-nokia-cablelabs-rhode-schwarz-at-28-3-5-ghz?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

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