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The DOJ is Monitoring the CDMA Network Situation

The DOJ is having “grave concerns about the potential for a nationwide CDMA shutdown to leave a substantial proportion of Boost’s customers without service.”

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New Record From UScellular, Nokia, and Qualcomm Good for Rural Markets

Tests were held in Grand Island, Nebraska using 28 GHz band spectrum on UScellular’s network. Download speeds were able to average 1 Gbps thanks to Nokia’s AirScale mmWave radio and 5G CPE using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System.

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C Spire Expands its 5G Network in Mississippi

Several network enhancements are coming from C Spire which includes Band 41 (2.5 GHz) carriers with carrier aggregation and additional cell site antenna capacity boasting useful features such as multi-layer MIMO and 256 QAM modulation which improves spectral efficiency.

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T-Mobile Continues to Push its Rural 5G Efforts

T-Mobile will also be using distribution in an additional 2,200 Walmarts with nearly 1,000 stores coming from rural markets.

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Rural Markets Are Benefiting From T-Mobile’s 5G the Most

At the launch of T-Mobile’s SA 5G network, availability for 5G was at 26.9% for urban users and 24.5% for rural users. Now, rural subscribers are seeing availability reach 33.3% with urban markets experiencing an increase to 31.5%. Rural markets are also connecting to the SA network at a rate of 5.9% of the time as compared to urban markets which reach 3.7% at their peak.

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