While the ink is still drying on the FCC's 278-page order on Spectrum Frontiers, it's worth taking special note of this moment in time – one that has been compared to the magnitude of releasing the 1900 MHz PCS band spectrum in the 1990s.
In our latest FierceWirelessTech feature, we take a look at what major U.S. wireless operators are doing to enhance coverage and capacity for this month's Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia.
To commemorate the July 4 holiday, FierceWirelessTech will not publish Monday, July 4, but we'll be back in your inbox on Tuesday, July 5.
MulteFire later this year will see the release of its first technical spec. The unlicensed technology, which allows for LTE-like deployments in the unlicensed 5 GHz band without the need for a licensed spectrum anchor channel, is the raison d'etre for the MulteFire Alliance, an industry group that is quickly recruiting member support from mobile operators like SoftBank and network vendors like Cisco.
To be honest, I wasn't sure if Sprint was going to pull off a bonafide 5G "wow" demo before I arrived at the parking lot outside Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Friday afternoon. Even they couldn't have been sure until they arrived on site whether or not it was going to work, but it did.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.