Ericsson announced the launch of its 5G Plug-Ins, which it describes as software-driven innovations that bring essential 5G technology concepts to today's cellular networks.
Sprint used the 15 GHz centimeter wavelength spectrum and gear from Ericsson this week to deliver download speeds up to 4 Gbps during a 5G demonstration in the parking lot at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia during the Copa América Centenario soccer tournament.
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Google's Project Fi MVNO announced Wednesday that U.S. Cellular will be joining its Partner Network, allowing the service to shift users onto U.S. Cellular connections along with its other options.
Sprint's efforts to deploy up to 70,000 small cells in cities across the country-- largely through vendor Mobilitie-- have stalled somewhat due to troubles obtaining permits for the transmitters. Separately, some Wall Street analysts are raising concerns about the hundreds of millions of dollars the carrier is writing off due in part to customers who sign up for Sprint's handset-leasing offer and then walk away with the devices without paying for them.
Level 3 Communications has asked for the FCC's permission to shut down a number of its legacy voice services in Portland, Oregon, signaling a desire to advance its IP-based cloud services strategy.
Sprint yesterday launched a new ad campaign featuring Verizon's retired "Can you hear me now?" spokesman and his switch to Sprint service, and a Sprint executive promised the carrier will announce additional well-known people in the future as part of its "The switch is real" marketing effort. The effort is intended to entice Verizon and AT&T customers to Sprint by arguing the carrier's network is as reliable as the networks of its larger rivals.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- While other services providers like AT&T and Verizon are talking about shifting toward an SDN/NFV infrastructure at the same time they're moving to 5G, Sprint hasn't been as aggressive about linking the two.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--While Nokia's June 3 demo with Sprint marked the first 5G demo at a major North American public event, it's not the only demo in store for Nokia. When it comes to 5G tests and trials, Nokia's name is written all over it, along with rival Ericsson.
SANTA CLARA, CALIF.--The U.S. lost its match against Colombia during the kick-off game of the Copa America Centenario tournament on Friday, but Sprint is hoping to score some 5G points with what it considers the first real 5G demo at a large public U.S. event.