Posts tagged with: 5G

Google Pixel 6 debuts alongside carrier promotions

Google’s new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones debuted this week alongside promotions from the three largest U.S. carriers. AT&T and Verizon just recently pulled back on aggressive smartphone deals and look to have tampered down offers for the...

Ericsson preps for expanded enterprise push

The strong upswing of 5G deployments is likely to flatten out in coming years, according to Ericsson chief executive Börje Ekholm, who said the vendor plans to focus expanding more deeply into the enterprise space – a market it expects...

Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson declare 5G slicing success in video trial

Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Ericsson said they’ve demonstrated the use of 5G end-to-end network slicing in a customer-centric service delivery model for video streaming, where a customer can control and adapt slice performance based on demand.  The proof-of-concept sets a...

Microsoft says transport latency can nullify benefits of 5G

Microsoft wants to be the global wide area network (WAN) for 5G. Victor Bahl, chief technology officer of Azure for Operators, noted in a blog posting that while 5G offers big boosts in speed, those speeds get watered down because...

3.45 GHz auction hits make-or-break stage

Talk about a white-knuckle ride. The 3.45 GHz auction threw a lot of folks in a tizzy after Thursday’s bidding rounds. Will the auction collapse? The 3.45 GHz auction, which started October 5, completed 23 rounds on Thursday, with bids...

Dish’s Mayo talks 2021 buildout goals

Dave Mayo, Dish Network’s EVP of network development, outlined the company’s 2021 buildout goals, and discussed some of the steps Dish is taking to create a startup business mentality for its 5G network even though it is a mature company...

3.45 GHz auction surpasses $1.5B, loses one large bidder

Bids in the 3.45 GHz auction surpassed $1.5 billion at the close of Friday’s rounds, and it appears one large bidder has dropped out. Since starting on Tuesday there have been 11 rounds, together generating around $1.57 billion. Auction 110...

Nokia, MediaTek hit 3.2 Gbps in sub-6 GHz carrier aggregation trial

Nokia and MediaTek fired up a carrier aggregation trial that used sub-6 GHz spectrum to reach end-user speeds of 3.2 Gbps. The test combined different frequency channels – lower band FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) 600 MHz and mid-band TDD (Time...

3.45 GHz auction kicks off, $672M in Day 1 proceeds

The Federal Communications Commission’s Auction 110 for mid-band spectrum kicked off Monday with two rounds of bidding complete. Results show gross proceeds as of the end of bidding on Day One stood at $672,410,700. The reserve price set by the FCC...

UScellular shuts off some 3G services as it upgrades LTE

UScellular is working on a multi-year effort to eventually sunset its CDMA 3G network, as the regional carrier upgrades parts of its network with additional LTE bandwidth and capabilities. UScellular confirmed to Fierce that as part of the work, some...