Posts tagged with: LTE

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...

Anterix scores $30M lease with Evergy for 900 MHz spectrum

Anterix is building steam with utility companies, notching a third long-term lease for use of its 900 MHz spectrum in a 20-year $30 million agreement with power company Evergy. Evergy gets exclusive access to 6 MHz of the low-band spectrum...

LTE dominates private networks, but 5G is coming: Special Report

Some folks may be wondering if it’s worth waiting for 5G to be fully baked before jumping on the private networking bandwagon or to go ahead with LTE deployments that are, presumably, software upgradeable to 5G. That’s one of the topics...

Boost Mobile told to stop ad claims for 4G LTE unlimited data, streaming

Boost Mobile has been told to stop advertising messages that say it offers unlimited data, as well as SD and HD streaming for its 4G LTE plans. The National Advertising Division (NAD) made the recommendations after a challenge by AT&T,...

Verizon boosts LTE speeds in Philly via CBRS spectrum

Verizon spent $1.9 billion for priority access licenses (PALs) in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) auction last summer, and it’s already putting the spectrum to good use. Verizon acquired 557 PALs of the 3.5 GHz mid-band spectrum in 157...

AT&T’s network ranks best performing in Dallas tests: SRG

Here’s a twist on network performance tests of the big three U.S. wireless operators: Fastest doesn’t always mean best. That’s not exactly news, but it’s noteworthy when the winner of a network performance study happens to show up with the...

NYPA plans private LTE network for several use cases

New York Power Authority calls itself the energy of New York, and for the past several years the utility’s strategic energy has been decidedly digital. “Back in 2013 we embarked on a journey to become the first end-to-end digital utility,”...

Alphabet shuts down Loon and its balloons

That crazy science experiment that started out as Project Loon to deliver internet to hard-to-reach areas is going away. X Captain of Moonshots Astro Teller and Loon CEO Alastair Westgarth announced Loon’s final flight in separate blogs on Thursday. Google...

Systems integrator CTS acquires ClearSky for private LTE

Private wireless networks can create opportunities and solve technical problems for many companies, but right now those companies are unlikely to go out into the marketplace looking for private wireless solutions. Organizations need technology to meet business objectives, and they...

Xcel Energy to turn on private LTE with Anterix, Motorola

Xcel Energy is one of the latest utilities to announce private LTE plans, partnering with Motorola Solutions and tapping 900 MHz spectrum from Anterix. Earlier this week San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) became one of the first utilities to...