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Cellular wraps its arms around the Internet of Things

Given all the attention on the Internet of Things (IoT), we decided to take a closer look at what wireless operators are looking to deploy when it comes to low power wide area networking (LPWAN) technologies.

Verizon, AT&T, Dish – everyone wants a piece of the mmWave spectrum pie

Millimeter wave frequencies are all the rage these days, with myriad mobile operator tests and trials in the works. As this spectrum is key to 5G, many mobile operators – and others – want to get their hands on it. That's why, in our latest special report, we're featuring a set of spectrum maps created by Allnet Insights & Analytics.

T-Mobile calls out Verizon on 5G 'bluster'

Say what you will of the finger-pointing and name-calling that has come to typify T-Mobile US executives, especially Twitter rock star CEO John Legere, but last week, they kind of nailed it.

Verizon stays focused on Boston – for now

While Verizon had little time to fete its win with Boston after some 40,000 wireline workers on the East Coast went on strike last week, its $300 million fiber investment in the city is something to celebrate.

LMDS, millimeter wave & 5G: Spectrum bands play on, just with a different tune

Walking down memory lane, it occurs to me that when it comes to millimeter wave spectrum, it seems as though what's old is new again. It's not quite the same as how the old spectrum "garbage bands" were repurposed for Wi-Fi, but it's making use of some spectrum that was originally intended for something else.

C-RAN: Old buzzword evolves as part of densification strategies

In our latest feature at FierceWirelessTech, we decided to take a look at some of the activity around C-RAN, which emerged as an industry buzzword a few years ago.

FCC needs to tackle a bunch of thorny issues on mmWave spectrum before unleashing it

No doubt, the wireless industry is ready to celebrate the Senate committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approving the Mobile Now Act, which is designed to boost the development of 5G by making more spectrum available for commercial use and reducing red tape for building networks. But the FCC still has a lot of work ahead in the millimeter wave space.

Presidents Day holiday

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AT&T, Verizon, other cellular carriers don't need to worry about Starry's disruptive debut

With this week's launch of Starry, the new technology company founded by former Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia, comes a good reminder of just how difficult it is for newbies to break into the U.S. cellular biz. And by difficult, let's just say impossible.

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observance

FierceWirelessTech will not publish on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. We'll be back in your inbox on Tuesday, Jan. 19.