Posts tagged with: fixed wireless

Marek’s Take: My 5G fixed wireless experience

I’ve been a remote worker – either full-time or part-time – for the past 20 years. And during that time, I’ve relied heavily on my local cable company to provide my broadband connection so that I can do my work. And...

T-Mobile’s Neville Ray extols 14x network capacity increase

Chris Pearson is president of 5G Americas, so you can expect that he would be stoked about 5G. Kicking off yesterday’s sessions of the Big 5G Event in Denver, he said there are 178 global, commercial 5G deployments, so far. And by...

Verizon expands FWA business offering to 42 cities

Verizon is upping the ante in its rivalry with cable companies, now offering its 5G Business Internet fixed wireless access (FWA) service to businesses in parts of 42 U.S. cities, up from the previous 24 markets. Offered through Verizon Business, the telco’s...

Etheric Networks purchasing Verizon’s remaining LMDS mmWave licenses

Etheric Networks is purchasing 19 LMDS millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum licenses from Verizon, representing the remainder of the carrier’s holdings in the bands. Fierce reported on the potential deal in April. License assignment applications filed June 7 with the Federal...

UScellular, Nokia, Qualcomm stretch 5G mmWave 10 km in new record

UScellular continues to push the reach of 5G millimeter wave spectrum, hitting a new record of 10 km (about 6.2 miles) in new tests with Nokia and Qualcomm. Pushing the distance helps tee up fixed wireless access (FWA) service in...

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...

T-Mobile entices small businesses with FWA and Facebook marketing

T-Mobile executives have been saying the company plans to make a big push into the small- and medium-sized business market. Today the company said that big push will begin on June 1 when it begins offering three new services for...

Shentel expands fixed wireless service for rural communities

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) expanded fixed wireless access (FWA) service using 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz spectrum to three new towns in northwestern Virginia. Shentel, a former Sprint affiliate, is targeting 2,700 additional homes with its new LTE-based FWA service,...

UScellular extends mmWave reach for rural areas in 5G FWA trial

UScellular this week showed millimeter wave isn’t just for high-density urban areas, stretching signals over a distance of 7 kilometers (around 4.35 miles) with sustained average download speeds of 1 Gbps in a 5G fixed wireless access trial.   It...

Marek’s Take: 5G FWA installation, coverage hurdles could derail plans

The three big wireless operators – AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon – are pouring billions of dollars into building their 5G networks and are now eying the home broadband market as being ripe for disruption. And what better way to use...