Category: Wireless Infrastructure

Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

5G expected to account for 20 percent of global connections by 2025

March 5, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The fourth generation of broadband cellular network technology, affectionately known as 4G, was the globe’s leading mobile technology in 2019 with over four billion connections. Collectively, it accounted for around 52 percent of total connections worldwide and is expected to […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

AT&T just added 5G in 13 more cities. Here’s where

February 5, 2020

Via: Fortune

AT&T added more than a dozen cities on Wednesday to its faster 5G wireless network for consumers, as the carrier races rivals to extend the next generation of mobile connectivity across the country. On Wednesday, AT&T said customers with 5G […]

Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

Why UK’s Huawei decision leaves the fate of global 5G wireless in US hands

February 3, 2020

Via: ZDnet

The epicenter of the global power struggle for a cost-effective wireless infrastructure has been, in recent months, the United Kingdom. The issue of whether the country allows a Chinese supplier into the core of its 5G Wireless telecommunications network is […]

Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

All four major US wireless carriers are suffering outages right now

January 31, 2020

Via: BGR

If you happen to notice problems with your cell phone and connectivity today, you’re not alone. Reports have been streaming in of major outages at all four of the big US wireless carriers, including Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T (as […]

Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

5G deployment stands ready to supercharge the Internet of Things

December 18, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

It’s true that inorganic users don’t yell at customer-service reps or trash-talk companies on Twitter. But connected devices can also benefit from some less-obvious upgrades that 5G should deliver—and we, their organic overlords, could profit in the long run. You […]

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 […]