The regional carrier iWireless said it has completed the first phase of its LTE rollout "in major and secondary markets" in its home state of Iowa.
Nokia Networks may have products ready for the 3.5 GHz band by next year, but the certification process will determine when the products actually go to market.
Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said that the carrier expects to be able to offer 5G wireless speeds up to 1 Gbps, and that he expects the company to begin a commercial test of the technology as early as next month at the carrier's Basking Ridge, N.J., headquarters.
Nokia said it expects to close the sale of its Here navigation business to a consortium of auto makers ahead of schedule, in an announcement made a day after its shareholders gave the green light to its planned merger with Alcatel-Lucent.
Rumors of a Surface phone are percolating again following a report from Windows Central that Microsoft will launch a premium handset under the brand in the second half of 2016.
Japan's NTT DoCoMo says it has successfully conducted 5G trials in actual-use environments with no less than five big-name vendors: Nokia Networks, Samsung, Ericsson, Huawei and Fujitsu.
Nokia announced its Here mapping and navigation unit is evaluating the rollout of a cellular network in the Netherlands as part of the businesses' Cooperative Intelligent Transportation System (C-ITS) for connected vehicles.
Samsung Electronics is considering selling its wireless networks unit, according to a Light Reading report, which cites unnamed industry sources.
FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein bids goodbye in his final column for the publication and reflects on how the wireless industry has changed during the seven years of his tenure.
The Communications Workers of America union has filed a request with the U.S. District Court in New Jersey to get a temporary restraining order against Alcatel-Lucent over claims that the French company plans to use money for retirees' health care to cover its own pension funding obligations.