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Slow 5G speeds on a smartphone.

U.S. 5G Speeds are Lagging

Opensignal has the United States ranked 12th when it comes to download speeds with some metrics putting them dead last at 50.9 Mbps.

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Successful 5G Testing at 2.5 GHz for Qualcomm, Ericsson

The test took place in July in a lab located in Beijing using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 Modem-RF system and infrastructure from Ericsson. This test could be the first successful one of its kind in TDD 2.5 GHz band.

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John Deere Machinery in a field

John Deere Has Big Plans for 5G

Instead of worrying about the percentage of a particular wireless market being covered or the number of wireless customers in a given region, John Deere is looking to keep a different audience covered with the fastest wireless speeds available, crops.

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5G throughout a major U.S. city

DISH and Matrixx Software Are Teaming Up

Its partnership with Matrixx Software will allow these capabilities to come to life. DISH is looking to use dynamic pricing models for upcoming wireless services, particularly as it looks to package its 5G services in the form of network slices.

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The U.S. Government is Clearing Mid-band 5G Spectrum

Mid-band 5G spectrum between 3.45-3.55 GHz is becoming available as the U.S. government releases 100-megahertz for commercial applications. There are some issues with the release of that spectrum because it involves military operations and national defense.

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Verizon Wireless store front with 5G phones.

Verizon Dominating the Market for 5G Phones

Of the millions of 5G devices sold to date, Verizon has sold around 54% of them. The data was compiled from a database made of almost 10,000 wireless stores’ point-of-sale records. The 2.2 million phones are an enormous lead over second-place contender AT&T who pales in comparison with only 629,000 5G phones sold.

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5G graphic representing CBRS spectrum band.

CBRS Band in High Demand at FCC Auction

With expectations of the market for 5G looking to reach trillions of dollars worldwide, and the shared Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) band to benefit the commercial sector of 5G heavily, it’s no wonder that bidding is reaching such heights early on as this emerging technology is unleashed for the next generation.

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Amazon logo outside of a store.

Amazon May Play a Bigger Role in 5G

The king of online marketplaces has come a long way from being a virtual bookstore and continues to diversify its many business functions. With this approval, Amazon may have a unique opportunity to not only provide Internet as it sees fit, but to also play a role in the development of 5G in America, and around the world.

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5G expanding throughout a city.

U.S. Cellular Continues to Expand its 5G Network

Iowa and Wisconsin will soon be joined by 11 additional states as U.S. Cellular is expanding its 5G operations throughout the country to new markets.

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U.S. Cellular Chooses Ericsson as 5G Supplier

Wireless carrier U.S. Cellular continues to push forward with its plans to provide a nationwide 5G network to consumers, and taking a large step towards realizing those ambitions, the telecommunications company is partnering with Ericsson as its supplier of equipment to deploy 24, 28, and 39 GHz (mmWave).

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Nokia Building Front

Nokia Is Helping 4G Customers Transition to 5G

Nokia customers are being provided with a software upgrade that will eliminate the need for a site visit all while transitioning LTE radios to 5G NR.

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A SpaceX facility.

SpaceX and the Space Force Have Launched

After much anticipation and a bit of a delay, SpaceX has launched into space for a historic first mission for America’s newest branch of its military, the U.S. Space Force.

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Questions Grow Along With Demand for 12 GHz

Organizations are applying pressure on the FCC to open a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), a public notice focusing on analyzing and answering the questions organizations are presenting to the FCC in the hopes of reaching a different decision about the handling of the 12 GHz band within the United States.

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UK Will Phase Out Huawei Equipment for 5G Networks by 2027

In January of 2020, the UK announced that it would allow Huawei’s equipment to be used in the country’s 5G […]

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China Expands its 5G in Beijing and Nationwide

The numbers coming from China are remarkable as its capital city is now home to almost 22,000 5G base stations […]

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Wireless Industry Facing More Lay-offs as Nokia Cuts Jobs

Nokia is preparing to cut costs and jobs in France with over 1,200 jobs soon to be eliminated by the […]

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Nokia Delivers Impressive Results as it Tests C-Band in Dallas

Through its commercial 5G AirScale portfolio using 3.75 GHz, Nokia was able to reach download speeds faster than 1,000 Mbps […]

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AT&T Plans Nationwide 5G by End of 2020

As of June 2020, AT&T has covered more than 160 million people with its 5G network with its goal to offer nationwide coverage by the end of the year.

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Qualcomm logo helping mid-tier 5G devices be developed.

Qualcomm Will Help Usher In Mid-Tier 5G Devices

The Snapdragon 690 processor was released by Qualcomm and with it, a major step towards mid-tier 5G smartphones becoming available was taken.

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Huawei logo and American flag

Huawei Well-Positioned Even as it Feuds With America

It’s no secret that President Donald Trump along with others have had rising concerns about the Chinese powerhouse. Still, Huawei is preparing to overcome these obstacles on the global market.

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Layoffs Hit the Wireless Industry

T-Mobile and AT&T employees are both experiencing layoffs during the Summer of 2020.

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Twitter Will Add Fact-Checking Labels to 5G Conspiracy Tweets Surrounding the Coronavirus

Twitter is finally weighing in on the latest conspiracy theory that 5G caused the coronavirus pandemic. The social media platform […]

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DISH Will Finalize Boost Mobile Deal By July 1st

After months of speculation and some small delays, Boost Mobile will be purchased by DISH Network. What has been months […]

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T-Mobile Hit With Nationwide Outage

On Monday, June 15th it appears T-Mobile experienced a major outage that affected thousands of their customers. Customers weren’t able […]

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Concerns Surround Weather Forecasts and 5G Networks

Though 5G promises to usher in a new era of technological breakthroughs, scientific communities are concerned with a possible decrease […]

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US Army Will Invest in 5G

As 5G begins to become a prominent part of our future, the US Defense Department is looking into expanding areas […]

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Companies Across the World Take on 5G Differently

The future of communications is through 5G networks, and while many companies worldwide work to be a part of it, […]

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 768G Brings 5G to Gaming

Built for gaming, the Snapdragon 786G is designed to maximize mobile gaming experiences through 5G networks. A world leader in […]

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Huawei Fires Back as Chinese-U.S. Tensions Rise

The United States has had major security concerns about Huawei’s role in implementing 5G and has banned it from assisting […]

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How 5G Will Reshape Education

Students of the not-so-distant future will be capable of accessing a much more flexible education in many ways thanks to […]

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