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Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

Do we need 6G wireless already? 5G engineers debate

April 25, 2019

Via: ZDnet

It was a minefield that attendees of the first day of sessions at Brooklyn 5G Summit 2019 on Wednesday maneuvered through: The topic of whether the world’s governmental policy makers have blown 5G wireless all out of proportion. Representatives of […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

Intel quits 5G modem business hours after Apple settles with Qualcomm

April 17, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Intel says it is canceling a line of smartphone 5G chips that had been slated for 2020 launches. The announcement comes on the same day Apple announced a wide-ranging settlement with Qualcomm over patent issues. Qualcomm has long been a […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

Verizon’s 5G to launch first in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11

March 13, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Verizon today announced the launch details of its first standards-based 5G wireless service. Starting on April 11 5G will be available throughout areas of Chicago and Minneapolis. Current subscribers can expect to pay an additional $10 a month for access, […]


Infrastructure, Networking

FCC ‘looking into’ reported error throwing broadband deployment numbers off by millions

March 8, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

It’s the FCC’s official duty to promote connectivity throughout the U.S., and as part of that it issues a yearly report on improvements to broadband deployment. The latest report, however, seems to contain an error large enough to throw its […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

Internet Providers Are Investing Less Despite Net Neutrality’s Death

February 7, 2019

Via: Fortune

When telecommunications operators successfully lobbied U.S. regulators to scrap net neutrality, one of their main claims was that the rules held them back from investing more in their networks. If they can’t charge online companies to make their services work […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

IBM and Vodafone form cloud, 5G and AI business venture and ink $550M service deal

January 17, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

IBM is one of the world’s biggest system integrators, but to get closer to where enterprises are actually doing their work, it’s been inking partnerships with companies that build devices and run the networks enterprises are using for their IT, […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

Verizon and T-Mobile call out AT&T over fake 5G labels

January 8, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

AT&T recently started a shady marketing tactic that labeled its 4G network as a 5G network. Now, rivals Verizon and T-Mobile are not having any of it. In an open letter, in which AT&T is not named directly, Verizon says […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

T-Mobile denies lying to FCC about size of its 4G network

December 19, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

T-Mobile has denied an allegation that it lied to the Federal Communications Commission about the extent of its 4G LTE coverage. A group that represents small rural carriers says that T-Mobile claimed to have 4G LTE coverage in places where […]


Infrastructure, Networking

Ajit Pai wants to raise rural broadband speeds from 10Mbps to 25Mbps

November 21, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to raise the rural broadband standard from 10Mbps to 25Mbps in a move that would require faster Internet speeds in certain government-subsidized networks. The FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF) distributes more than $1.5 billion […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy, Unified Communications

Ajit Pai killed rules that could have helped Florida recover from hurricane

October 19, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Communications Commission chairman slammed wireless carriers on Tuesday for failing to quickly restore phone service in Florida after Hurricane Michael, calling the delay “completely unacceptable.” But FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s statement ignored his agency’s deregulatory blitz that left […]