Posts tagged with: SpaceX

Massive MIMO, adaptive beam forming spiff up 12 GHz band

Advances in wireless technology are getting some love in the fight over whether the 12 GHz band should be used for 5G. In its latest arguments before the FCC, long-time 12 GHz 5G proponent RS Access points (PDF) to a...

SpaceX attacks Dish for ‘flaws’ in 12 GHz argument

While Dish Network is calling for a win all around in the 12 GHz proceeding, SpaceX is blasting Dish once again, this time for what it calls a flawed study perpetuated among “a Dish-bankrolled coalition,” among other things. Sure, the...

Musk says Starlink ‘nice complement’ to fiber, 5G

Elon Musk sees Starlink, the SpaceX low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite broadband venture, as a complement to terrestrial 5G and fiber, as the service works to connect remote and hard-to-reach places around the globe. Starlink has over 1,500 satellites launched and...

TIM Brasil cites promise for Telesat LEO after 4G backhaul tests

Canadian satellite operator Telesat tested low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity as effective backhaul for 4G applications with mobile operator TIM Brasil, achieving average round-trip latency of 38ms. The five-day testing in Rio de Janeiro used Telesat’s Phase One LEO satellite....

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,...

Europe searches for ways to counter the rise of Musk’s Starlink

For years much of the satellite industry has taken a wary view of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) ventures, which have been viewed as promising far more than they could actually deliver. Iridium and Globalstar both went bankrupt before surviving as...

RC Access: Studies show ‘win-win’ for 12 GHz band

A group pushing for the government to open up the 12 GHz band for 5G services has produced a technical analysis that shows that, yes, indeed, coexistence is possible in the band between satellite companies and terrestrial wireless. The analysis...

Starlink speed competitiveness varies, as sign-ups surpass 500K

SpaceX this week undertook the latest satellite launch for its Starlink internet service, which now touts more than 500,000 sign-ups. Starlink is a low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation, designed and manufactured by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, that aims to provide broadband...

Debate over 12 GHz intensifies after C-band jackpot

It’s hard to say the debate over the 12 GHz band is heating up, given it’s already been the subject of high-level jabs from SpaceX, Dish Network and others at loggerheads over how the spectrum should be used. But if a...

Dish, RS Access cheer FCC move to re-evaluate 12 GHz band

While the C-band auction is the topping the charts at $80 billion and counting, the FCC is looking at some slightly higher band spectrum that could serve mobile carriers’ 5G needs.   The FCC on Tuesday voted unanimously to issue a...
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