Posts tagged with: C-band

Jio has installed 4M macro cells, plans to resell its technology

Here’s a rather phenomenal fact: Reliance Jio has been in operation as a wireless carrier in India for just five years, and it already covers 99% of the country’s population with 4G LTE. It has also erected four million macro...

Aviation, wireless industries clash over C-band interference

AT&T and Verizon are gearing up to deploy the first tranche of C-band spectrum for 5G later this year, but before they do, groups in the airline and aerospace industry say the carriers need to put short-term solutions in place...

Interview with Verizon’s Ronan Dunne

Verizon’s EVP and CEO of its consumer group Ronan Dunne was interviewed by Fierce in March 2021. Dunne talked about Verizon’s rollout of 5G, the deployment plans for its new C-band spectrum and its plans for fixed wireless access. This...

C-Band for 5G private wireless takes a test run in Germany

Network operators and enterprises that want to use C-Band spectrum for 5G private wireless can learn the ropes in Germany, where consultant and integrator umlaut is creating a 5G campus network at its headquarters in Aachen. umlaut, which is set to become...

Verizon ‘absolutely’ on track to build 7-8K C-band sites this year: CFO

Verizon, which spent more than $50 billion on C-band spectrum, is banking on that spectrum to amp up its 5G strategy, and, as previously outlined, it’s “absolutely on track” to build 7,000 to 8,000 C-band sites this year, according to...

Verizon mixes up C-band, CBRS tests

They’re not the first and likely not the last, but Verizon’s recent applications with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) show it’s advancing on the C-band front – as well as Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). Verizon’s latest submissions seek authorization to...

AT&T, Nokia make 5G call over C-band in field tests

AT&T is gearing up to deploy C-band spectrum for 5G later this year, and recently completed the first call on its network with Nokia using commercial gear. In March, the carrier secured 40 MHz of the first available batch of...

Verizon in a millimeter wave groove, CTO Malady says

C-band deployments may be front and center as 2021 progresses, but Verizon continued to build millimeter wave 5G sites throughout the pandemic and has gotten into a good rhythm to support high traffic areas, according to CTO Kyle Malady. In...

AT&T’s McElfresh doesn’t dwell much on third place in wireless

AT&T Communications CEO Jeff McElfresh gave props to the company for putting fiber and 5G investments at the forefront following the announcement about the WarnerMedia spinoff, but didn’t spend a lot of time dwelling on AT&T’s third-place position in the...

T-Mobile undeterred by AT&T’s heightened 5G investment

Earlier this week, AT&T said it will invest in 5G beyond what it had stated earlier – it’s now boosting its 5G and fiber broadband capex to around $24 billion after the Discovery/WarnerMedia deal closes in 2022. Instead of reaching...