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DISH Network Continues to Build its Wireless Team

The satellite TV giant turned wireless provider is continuing this trend with its two new executive hires, Craig Sparks and Steve Becker. The hires occurred in June and will work on a team reporting to Executive Vice President Stephen Bye.

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North Texas is Developing and Testing 5G Capabilities

he Ericsson Village, home to the U.S. headquarters of the Swedish telecom giant, is one of several campuses connected to its end-to-end 5G network along with its research center, Richardson Labs for analyzing functions and other experiments.

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Carriers Are Killing off 3G for More 5G

America’s major carriers are going to be shutting down 3G to make room for 5G spectrum.

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Why is Loving, TX Becoming a 5G Hotbed?

The latest generation of wireless relies on many towers and established infrastructure to work at its best and the beginning of its life cycle, expect to see 5G in urbanized, dense marketplaces. So, this begs the question: what in the world is Loving, Texas doing as one of the most hotly contested areas for the rights to 5G spectrum licenses?


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Education is Getting a Boost Thanks to T-Mobile

T-Mobile is committed to spend the next five years spending $10 billion to help provide 10 million underserved homes with quality Internet access.

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AT&T, DT, and Others Welcome 5G SD-RAN Project

The Software Defined Radio Access Network (SD-RAN) project is underway thanks to its creation by the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).

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A woman enjoying mid-band 5G on a T-Mobile device.

Almost 90 Locations now Have T-Mobile Mid-Band 5G

Soon after merging with Sprint, T-Mobile customers in eight cities had access to its 2.5 GHz mid-band 5G network. Today, the telecom giant now supplies 81 new locations in addition to the eight cities it already had under its wing.

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COVID-19 is Hindering the Progress of Our Emergency Services

der normal circumstances it can be difficult for field technicians to gain access to begin with. The pandemic and outbreaks that come with it continue to add to this challenge.

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5G a Priority for Trump in Second Term

The Trump campaign released several of Trump’s goals should he be re-elected for a second term. For the world of wireless one stands out in particular: “Win the Race to 5G and Establish a National High-Speed Wireless Internet Network.”

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T-Mobile’s 5G Reliability Claims Under Fire From NAD

The National Advertising Division of BBB National Programs is advising T-Mobile to refrain from claiming that its 5G network is more reliable than competitors AT&T and Verizon.

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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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Botnets Continue to Pose a Threat to the Internet of Things

Keeping up with security is going to be a challenge for the public, private sectors, and even the government.

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The Future of 5G and Video

Wireless communication powered by 5G is promising to enhance the way we experience video across many devices and deliver applications that go far beyond streaming funny videos or thrilling documentaries.

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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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The main sign outside the NIST office.

A Breakthrough in Measuring 5G Channels From NIST

Synthetic Aperture Measurements of Uncertainty in Angle of Incidence, or SAMURAI, is a system designed to measure 5G with precise accuracy. Accurate to the point that it can be traced to physical standards. SAMURAI is also small enough to provide a portable instrument for better tests in the field.

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The outside of a Verizon store.

Verizon Waiting to “Flip the Switch” on Nationwide 5G

Verizon is ready to deploy its nationwide 5G throughout the United States but is choosing to wait for the time being until it feels as if the demand is where they want it to be.

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T-Mobile Launching Thousands of Mid-band 5G Sites

T-Mobile shows no signs of slowing down with plans to expand its 5G network and provide solutions to the home fixed wireless market by launching thousands of mid-band sites throughout the United States during the remainder of the year.

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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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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 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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AT&T Stadium using 5G as a smart venue.

5G, Pandemics, and the Future of Smart Venues

How will 5G powered smart venues overcome these new obstacles and produce the experience they were meant to? Time will tell, however, while the future may look different than it did even months ago, it still looks bright. Take a journey to the venue of the future and see how smart venues can adapt and execute to deliver a greater consumer experience thanks to 5G capabilities.

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Fixed wireless 5G tower from DISH Wireless

DISH Could Become a Major Player in Fixed Wireless

For years, DISH has been silently positioning itself to not only have 5G capabilities but to enter the world of fixed wireless.

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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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DISH and VMware to Partner for 5G Network

VMware has been selected by DISH Wireless to assist in building its 5G standalone network.

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People using 5G to power virtual reality.

How Will 5G Affect Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality?

How exactly will these technologies become affected by 5G? We are already seeing emerging trends when using 5G for AR and VR technologies. Learn more about how the future of 5G, AR, and VR are all tied together.

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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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A 5G technician hired by DISH Wireless.

DISH Wireless is Building its Workforce

The fourth major player in U.S. wireless is hiring hundreds of new employees throughout a variety of divisions including technicians, retail managers, and many other positions.

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Verizon advertisement for its standalone 5G wireless network.

Verizon Sees Success With 5G Standalone Technology

From the findings Verizon has found from testing a network that does not use 4G LTE, it will begin building the standalone network later this year.

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