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Carriers investing big in Miami networks ahead of Super Bowl

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DAS, small cells, massive MIMO and 5G deployments spike ahead of big game All four Tier 1 U.S. carriers are touting 5G-focused investments in the Miami area ahead of Super Bowl LIV, set for Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium. Beyond providing cellular connectivity, AT&T and Verizon are hosting experiential demonstrations of 5G applications like […]

Spectrum auction rounds increase as bidding slows

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The ongoing millimeter wave spectrum auction is moving to five rounds of bidding each day, up from three, as bidding slows to a trickle with $6.7 billion raised after 38 rounds. Today is the first day of five bidding rounds, and the bidding total raised over the course of this week is around $600 million […]

Verizon Flips the Switch for World’s First 5G Customer in Houston

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Verizon announced they’ve begun providing the world’s first commercial 5G network starting October 1 in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, with a Houston resident earning the distinction of being the world’s first 5G customer. Verizon’s 5G Home is based on their open 5G TF network standard and the locations for this initial rollout were […]

AT&T Reports Financials, FirstNet to be 5G Foundation

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AT&T reported financial results for the 2017 fourth quarter and full year, with executives saying the recent federal tax bill will benefit the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), and the public-safety network will be the foundation for AT&T’s 5G buildout. The carrier, which last year won the FirstNet contract to build a nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), […]