Millimeter wave spectrum auction hits $145 million in bids
Wed Nov 21 10:39:12 EST 2018
The Federal Communications Commissions auction of millimeter wave spectrum for 5G service has raised more than $145 million in bids. Fourteen rounds of bidding have been completed over five days, and now the auction bidding takes a break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Auction 101includesjust over 3,000 county-based licenses in two 425-megahertz blocks of spectrum at [...]
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Verizon to expand network, presence in Boston
Wed Nov 21 09:48:19 EST 2018
Verizon will “significantly expand” its LTE small cell network in Boston Verizon is deepening its network infrastructure relationship with the city of Boston, with anupdated 10-year agreement that touches on everything from small cell deployments to the carrier’s presence in the city and digital equity. Verizon said that the new agreement covers $300 million in [...]
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2019 will see lots of 5G action but not necessarily service revenues
Wed Nov 21 08:26:18 EST 2018
5G networks and devices expected to take off next year Despite traction around spectrum allocation, network commercialization and device-side support, operators dont necessarily expect any increase in attendant service revenues in 2019. AT&T CFO John Stephens, speaking recently at he Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Barcelona, said he doesnt expect to [...]
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T-Mobile US says 5G at 600 MHz covers hundreds of square miles
Wed Nov 21 08:12:54 EST 2018
600 MHz active in more than 1,500 cities T-Mobile US has for some time pinned its nationwide 5G ambitions to its massive stash of 600 MHz spectrum. As the carrier works to repack that spectrum, Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray took to Twitter this week to tout the success of a recent low-band 5G transmission. [...]
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