Posts tagged with: Cellular

OQ Technology could augment private cellular networks with satellite NB-IoT

Luxemburg-based OQ Technology had a successful launch of its first low earth orbit (LEO) satellite Wednesday, as the company targets narrow band IoT connectivity for verticals, and could potentially augment private cellular networks. OQ is one of several LEO satellite...

Verizon completes Bluegrass Cellular buy

Verizon has completed its acquisition of assets from Bluegrass Cellular, a rural operator serving customers in 34 counties in Kentucky. First announced in October, the deal includes 210,000 subscribers.  Verizon said it expects most of those customers, alongside Bluegrass’ sales...

Consumer Cellular sells to private equity firm GTCR

Consumer Cellular, the Portland, Oregon-based MVNO founded by two friends in 1995, has agreed to sell a controlling stake to the Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR. Terms were not disclosed.  Consumer Cellular focuses on the older demographic. But it wasn’t...

U.S. Cellular preps for C-band tests with Ericsson, Nokia gear

U.S. Cellular is asking for the FCC’s permission to conduct tests in the C-band frequency range of 3.7 – 3.8 GHz using equipment from Ericsson and Nokia. The operator’s application lists an intended start date of October 16 and end...

Exciting Enhancements in 5G with Amitav Mukherjee

Next-generation of wireless access technologies, such as the first phase of fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks and WiFi-6, are being rolled out this year on a world-wide basis. To me, this means the timing is perfect for a book that covers...

U.S. Cellular, Ericsson, Qualcomm stretch mmWave’s reach

A new achievement on U.S. Cellular’s live 5G network shows millimeter wave isn’t just for dense urban areas. The nation’s fourth largest carrier, alongside partners Ericsson and Qualcomm, completed an extended range 5G mmWave data call over a distance of...

Verizon, U.S. Cellular push for 28 GHz protections

A lot of industry folks may think of the embedded subscriber identity module, or eSIM, when the term comes up. But there’s a similar sounding acronym – ESIM – that has an entirely different meaning for wireless networks. In this case, ESIMs...

Consumer Cellular taking over Verizon space in 1,500 Target stores

Consumer Cellular, an MVNO that targets the 50 and older demographic, says it has expanded its partnership with Target, taking over space previously occupied by Verizon Wireless in nearly 1,500 store locations.   The expansion is already complete in 700...