Category: Wireless Infrastructure

Infrastructure, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

Can 5G replace everybody’s home broadband?

December 11, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

When it comes to the possibility of home broadband competition, we want to believe. And in the case of 5G mobile broadband, wireless carriers want us to believe, too. But whether or not technological and commercial realities will reward that […]

Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, Wireless Infrastructure

FCC orders wireless providers to share ‘vertical location’ data

November 26, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Emergency dispatchers directing first responders in the nation’s largest metropolitan areas will soon have another tool at their disposal, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to require more detailed location data from wireless providers. The new rules, adopted by the […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

How China, Brexit, and the US derailed global 5G Wireless

June 24, 2019

Via: ZDnet

“I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible,” the presidential tweet read last February 21. “American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind.” The race to 5G, as it is […]

Infrastructure, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

Wireless carriers fight ban on throttling firefighters during emergencies

April 26, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The US mobile industry’s top lobbying group is opposing a proposed California state law that would prohibit throttling of fire departments and other public safety agencies during emergencies. As reported yesterday by StateScoop, wireless industry lobby group CTIA last week […]

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, Wireless Infrastructure

Verizon Q1 solid, but wireless business has multiple moving parts ahead of 5G

April 23, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Verizon reported a solid first quarter with better-than-expected earnings and outlook for 2019. The company reported first quarter earnings of $1.22 a share, or $1.20 a share on a non-GAAP basis, on revenue of $32.1 billion. Wall Street was expecting […]

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, 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, […]