OpenSignal: Mobile video quality in the U.S. suffers from carriers’ throttling

September 24, 2018

By Mike Dano The United States lags behind dozens of other countries when it comes to the quality of streaming video available to mobile users. And according to a new report from mobile network testing company OpenSignal, that’s in part because most U.S. carriers throttle the quality of the video streaming over their networks.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/opensignal-mobile-video-quality-u-s-suffers-from-carriers-throttling?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Altice explains how its forthcoming ‘infrastructure-based’ MVNO will be different

September 24, 2018

By Mike Dano Altice—the nation’s fourth-largest cable company with roughly 5 million customers across about a dozen states—is planning to launch mobile services next year through an MVNO partnership with Sprint. But Altice said its forthcoming service won’t be just any old MVNO.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/altice-explains-how-it-s-forthcoming-infrastructure-based-mvno-will-be-different?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

FCC’s Carr touts support for small cell proposal from local officials

September 24, 2018

By Mike Dano Ahead of the FCC’s vote this week geared to hasten the deployment of small cells around the country, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr pointed to support for his proposal from officials across more than a dozen states.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/fcc-s-carr-touts-support-for-small-cell-proposal-from-local-officials?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Comcast opens up on Xfinity Mobile retail expansion plans

September 24, 2018

By Mike Dano Comcast’s top retail executive offered a glimpse into how the nation’s largest cable company plans to expand sales of its Xfinity Mobile wireless service. Specifically, Comcast’s Tom DeVito said that, at least right now, Comcast will continue to focus on selling the company’s mobile service through its hundreds of retail stores.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/comcast-opens-up-xfinity-mobile-retail-expansion-plans?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Intel takes aim at 5G infrastructure with latest silicon photonics technology

September 23, 2018

By Monica Alleven Intel is expanding its portfolio of 100G silicon photonics transceivers beyond the data center and into the network edge. The company announced Monday at the European Conference on Optical Communications in Rome that samples of its transceivers targeting 5G wireless infrastructure are available.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/intel-takes-aim-at-5g-infrastructure-latest-silicon-photonics-technology?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Astrocast on satellite mission to fill in coverage for IoT

September 23, 2018

By Monica Alleven Astrocast, a Lausanne, Switzerland-based company, is preparing to launch a constellation of satellites that could be used to “fill in” areas that cellular IoT technologies don’t cover.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/astrocast-satellite-mission-to-fill-coverage-for-iot?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Google seeks STA for 3550-3650 MHz tests in Philadelphia

September 21, 2018

By Monica Alleven Google is asking the FCC for Special Temporary Authority (STA) to conduct radio tests in the 3550-3650 MHz band in Philadelphia over the course of six months.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/google-seeks-sta-for-3550-3650-mhz-tests-philadelphia?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Wall Street firm declares wireless price war over

September 21, 2018

By Mike Dano Wireless carriers are no longer looking to undercut each other on price, according to Wall Street research firm Oppenheimer.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/wall-street-firm-declares-wireless-price-war-over?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

AT&T Foundry launches vertical industry-focused space in Plano, Texas

September 21, 2018

By Monica Alleven Folks in the manufacturing, retail, health, finance and public sector industries are getting a little help from their friends at AT&T in the form of dedicated innovation space at AT&T’s Foundry in Plano, Texas. The vertical industry-focused space will showcase edge-to-edge network capabilities and develop transformative technologies.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/at-t-foundry-launches-vertical-industry-focused-space-plano?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Major U.S. cities revolt against FCC’s proposed small cell deployment rules

September 21, 2018

By Mike Dano A large number of U.S. cities, both big and small, voiced concerted and coordinated opposition to the FCC’s proposal to streamline the deployment of small cells across the country.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/major-u-s-cities-revolt-against-fcc-s-proposed-small-cell-deployment-rules?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

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