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Mid-band 5G Spectrum Affected by Infrastructure Bill

There is $1 trillion to consider under the overall broadband portion of the bill and The Senate will need to sift through this massive 2,700-page document to determine how it will be applied.

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Automated Vehicles Are Coming to Vegas Thanks to Halo and T-Mobile

Halo is set to release its fleet of autonomous vehicles powered by T-Mobile’s 5G network.

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C-band Radios Now Supported by Samsung’s 5G vRAN

By leveraging E-UTRAN New Radio Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) technology which combines 40 MHz of 4G frequencies and 100 MHz of 5G frequencies on C-band spectrum, Samsung was able to hit mindblowing download speeds.

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3.45 GHz Band Speculation Continues As FCC Sets Auction Date

Known as Auction 110, the FCC is looking to auction 100 MHz of spectrum in the 3.45-3.55 GHz range with a reserve price set at around $14.7 billion.

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Verizon’s Tower Deals Helping Deploy its C-band Spectrum

The deal will lease space on existing towers which aligns with the goal of Verizon’s previous comments to overlay its mid-band spectrum for 5G over its 4G LTE grid already in place.

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The FCC Is Planning an Auction for 3.45-3.55 GHz Later in 2021

Using the 3.45-3.55 GHz bands, the FCC is offering mid-band spectrum that is expected to gather more diverse participation with a reserve price of $14.8 billion.

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Verizon Continues Investing Big in C-band Spectrum

When it is all said and done, Verizon spent nearly $53 billion on C-band at the latest auction, and it is now looking to grow through the deployment of 5G, fixed wireless solutions powered by 5G, mobile edge computing (MEC) capabilities, and unlimited plans.

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5G Solutions for Enterprises Are Coming From Ligado and Rakuten

The collaboration will use the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP) and together, create a 5G mobile private network solutions for enterprises. The result will be a combination of Rakuten’s Open RAN capabilities and Ligado’s L-band spectrum.

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Types of 5G Networks

Each network and approach is different as 5G requires many moving parts to make a complete network. We can see this evidence by the fact that each brand will connect users to 5G but not all experiences are the same.

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U.S. Cellular, Ericsson, and Nokia are Looking to Test C-band Capabilities

Testing is an important part of any network and as 5G continues to grow in the States and abroad, more and more carriers and vendors are pushing what their abilities in wireless are.

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T-Mobile and American Tower Seal a 15-Year Deal

he announcement of T-Mobile signing a 15-year master lease agreement (MLA) with American Tower will see the wireless company receive a boost as it looks to expand its 5G reach across the United States.

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DISH is Leasing 600 MHz to T-Mobile

As more and more Americans found themselves at home for work, school, and well, everything else this year, wireless companies have found themselves scrambling for spectrum to handle the extra demand. DISH has become a solution for some.

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FCC Moving Forward With 4.9 GHz Plan Among Safety Concerns

Met with a heightened level of criticism from public safety officials, the FCC voted 3-2 to proceed with the proposal in place to unleash more 4.9 GHz spectrum.

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Public Safety Agencies Concerned with 4.9 GHz Spectrum Plans

The good news is that 5G is here to speed up our lives without negative health effects. The bad news? There may still be some concern when it comes to public safety differently than one might think.

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Breakthroughs With 5G, Fixed Wireless From Casa Systems

The 5G pioneer company from Massachusetts, Casa Systems, is looking to take the future of fixed wireless networks to the next level.

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Mid-band 5G and the Rise of Fixed Wireless

5G has to offer, but there is much more to this technology than meets the public eye. A large contributor to this will be the rise of fixed wireless capabilities. To make these functions work, companies from a variety of industries are relying on the 5G mid-band spectrum.

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More Mid-band Spectrum on the Table for FCC Meeting

The FCC is holding an open meeting on September 30th and will look to move forward with opening up more mid-band spectrum for auction.

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The CBRS 3.5 GHz Auction Concludes, Raises Over $4.5 Billion

The demand for mid-band spectrum is growing and the U.S. government is starting to recognize the need to unleash more of the spectrum to become available for commercial usage.

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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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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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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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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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