News of Note—U.S. Cellular awards 5G contract to Ericsson; 5G capital outlay concerns and more

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U.S. Cellular and Ericsson announced a multiyear contract for Ericsson to support U.S. Cellular’s 5G network deployment. (Pixabay)

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> U.S. Cellular and Ericsson announced a multiyear contract for Ericsson to support U.S. Cellular’s 5G network deployment. Release

> A trio of operator CEOs confessed they are apprehensive about the capital outlay necessary to build 5G networks, given low return on investment from 4G and revenue pressure from regulation and competition. Mobile World Live article

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> Ruckus, Federated Wireless and Syniverse announced a collaboration that aims to provide enterprises with the ability to deploy secure private LTE networks in lieu of Wi-Fi, using the Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum at 3.5 GHz. RCR News article

> A 5G-enabled version of Airspan Network’ Sprint Magic Box wireless small cell is expected to be available before the end of the year. Light Reading article

> ZTE unveiled a commercially ready AI-based 5G slice operation system, CloudStudio. Release

 

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